Trevor Pryce has spent 11 seasons chasing quarterbacks and decking running backs. But before he became a defensive end for the Denver Broncos and the Ravens, Pryce had a job that was less lucrative and less exhausting.
What was your first job? I was a softball scorekeeper at the park for a bunch of old, drunken men. It was terrible. I was probably 12, and they paid me $10 a night, and you were there for five hours watching some [dude] swing and miss. It was like, "What am I doing here?" The best part was that the park was across the street from my neighborhood and I used to sprint home to see how fast I could get home. And I wasn't just keeping scores. I had to write down singles, outs, strikes, balls. I was keeping stats and thinking, "None of you [guys] even hit the ball. What am I doing? This is terrible."
What would you be doing if you weren't playing football? I would be praying to play baseball.
Any particular position? All of them get paid a lot. Left field. I want to be the guy that stands there and does nothing. I want that job.