Notre Dame DB Troy Pride, Jr. qualifies for ACC Indoor sprint final

At 6-feet tall and with blazing speed, it’s easy to see why Notre Dame cornerback Troy Pride, Jr. has been a factor in the Irish defensive rotation since he arrived on campus in the Class of 2016. However, Pride isn’t simply a football star.

The South Carolina prep star is actually so fast that he’s also a track star at Notre Dame and he set a personal best on Friday to qualify for the finals of the 60-meter dash at the ACC Indoor Championships.

Pride ran a 6.73-second 60-meter dash, which was the third-fastest time of the preliminary round. And he even got a shoutout from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

“The mission continues – Congrats to Troy for PR and moving on to ACC Championship,” Kelly tweeted. “Excellence!”

Pride’s time was just under .04 seconds behind the leader Andre Ewers of Florida State, so he’s a genuine contender to win the event. And that’s pretty impressive considering he’s a legitimate football player, too.

The speedster has 34 total tackles in two seasons at Notre Dame and has a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Pride will run in the finals at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and you can watch him run on WatchESPN.

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