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Aaron Pryor a rising high school football standout shot and killed in Oakland

Aaron Pryor shot and killed
Oakland High School rising football player Aaron Pryor was shot and killed over the weekend.

Skyline High School lost an upcoming star football player to homicide this weekend. According to police records, Aaron Pryor was shot and killed on Sunday in the Melrose neighborhood in Oakland.

In 4 years I’ve lost 2 players and 1 coach to gun violence. Also 1 player who drowned. All superstars. All were going to the 11th grade. My player who was killed yesterday was shot over 15 times. My boys are hurting… I’m hurting…

— Coach Bates (@SkylineTitan) September 28, 2020

Pryor was new to Skyline High and had a promising future. He wanted to be a superstar and was working at his craft daily. His coach said he even messaged him on Instagram telling his coach he was coming for a captain role on the team this year.

Aaron’s Mother Tiffany Winters made a Go Fund Me Page, and it has raised 1,530 dollars at this point. She wrote that his dream was to play in the NFL.

My son was tragically killed Sunday September 27th. Im so torn and hurt .I watched my mother lose my brother at 15 due to gun violence and now I have to lay my 16 year old son to rest. HE HAD DREAMS Of going to the NFL and being a star athlete and some human robbed me of my prize possession. I will never be the same.

I please ask that you pray for the family. Tiffany I am sorry for your loss. I ask the Lord to bless you in this tough time. Please say a pray for the family today.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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