Calvin Priest has a very good football IQ, and he’s the one who made it happen for him.
Priest’s father, the late Steve, coached the Bears in the 1980s and 1990s, and the son was one of the first players taken in the NFL draft.
That made him an immediate superstar, but it also meant that when it came to the next level of football, he was always a work in progress.
The Bears drafted him in the third round of the 1982 draft, and it took him four years to put it all together.
As a rookie, Priest was a bit of a late bloomer, as he played in only four games for the Bears and had only four catches for 34 yards.
But in his first two years with the team, he caught 49 passes for 786 yards and two touchdowns.
When he returned to the Bears’ practice squad in 1986, the team brought him back as a practice squad replacement and made him a full-time starter for the 1987 season.
In the eight seasons since, Priest has won three Super Bowl rings and made six Pro Bowls.
But there were other times when the young man wasn’t doing so well.
As part of his career recovery from a torn ACL in 2012, Priest had his right knee torn in two places.
After the injury, Priest spent two years rehabbing at the Orthopedic Institute of America in Chicago.
He played in one game for the Broncos that year, but then returned to football, eventually starting all 16 games for Denver in 2014.
The injury limited Priest to just 14 games over three seasons with the Broncos.
After spending two years in rehabilitation, Priest made his NFL debut with the Cowboys in 2016, and in three seasons he has started for six teams.
Priest made an immediate impact on the field as a rookie.
After his rookie season, he led the league in receiving yards (1,054), receiving touchdowns (seven) and touchdowns from scrimmage (37).
The Cowboys have not missed a beat since Priest’s rookie season.
The following season, the Cowboys were one of three teams to earn a playoff berth with Priest as the starter.
The next year, the league’s best defense was the best offense, and Priest led the team to a playoff win over the Washington Redskins.
He has continued to lead the Cowboys to the playoffs each of the past three seasons, and this year, Priest led them to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, which he had not won in the past.
With Priest starting to regain his form, he has become a very valuable part of the Cowboys’ success.
The team’s best offensive lineman, Zack Martin, has also come on strong since Priest returned from injury.
In 2017, Martin became the first Cowboys offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since Tyron Smith in 2005.
That season, Martin played in seven games, and was among the league leaders in both sacks (four) and tackles for loss (17).
As a result, Martin has been selected to the All-Pro team three times, including in 2016.
That same year, he also won a Pro Bowl honor.
Priest, Martin and quarterback Dak Prescott have all been voted to the Hall of Fame.
With a career record of 11-7 as the starting quarterback for the Cowboys, it’s safe to say that the Cowboys will be a contender in the NFC East for years to come.
As for his other favorite subject, football.
As the oldest player on the roster, Priest is known as one of those guys who can be a little bit tough to get along with, but he has always been a big proponent of the game and the game’s importance to our community.
When it comes to the game, it doesn’t matter how old you are, or how much money you make, or what your profession is.
The game’s a big part of our community, and as a player, you can’t ignore it, even if you don’t like the game.
If you’ve got a passion for the game like Calvin Priest, you’re going to have a big impact on our community and on the country.
Calvin Priest is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.