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Calvin Pryor Will Play Against Cincinnati

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After being suspended for Louisville's senior day game against Memphis because of a "violation of team rules," Cardinal safety Calvin Pryor will be back on the field when the regular season wraps up Thursday night at Cincinnati.

Head coach Charlie Strong broke the news during the AAC's weekly conference call.

This could very likely be the final regular season game Pryor plays for Louisville, as many expect him to skip his final year of college and declare for the NFL Draft. He was recently named as the second-best safety eligible for the draft by SB Nation.

Known for his vicious hitting, Pryor enters the final week of the regular season as Louisville's third-leading tackler, despite the 1-game suspension. In 10 games, he's racked up 57 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles.

Pryor's presence will be a necessity against a Bearcat offense that enters the week averaging nearly 500 yards of total offense per game, and 314.7 yards per game through the air.