Michael DePriest
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Michael DePriest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

High School:
Fossil Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
07/02/1984

Experience:
3L


Projected starter at wide receiver... expected to have a breakout season this fall... one of the fastest players on the team... has made five career starts... is also an outstanding contributor to the TCU track and field team, competing in the triple jump, long jump and sprints.

2005:
Closed the year with an 84-yard touchdown reception in the 27-24 EV1.net Houston Bowl win over Iowa State (Dec. 31)... it was the seventh-longest pass play in TCU history and one of his three catches for 97 yards on the day... took part in two of the three-longest pass plays of the season for the Frogs as well as a game-winning catch in overtime... was on the receiving end of the 4-yard touchdown pass from Tye Gunn in overtime to beat Utah 23-20 (Sept. 15), snapping the Utes' 18-game winning streak... had two catches for 19 yards on the night... his 55-yard reception the following week at BYU (Sept. 24) tied for the second-longest pass play of the season for TCU... also had a season-long 26-yard kickoff return in that contest... averaged a team-best 24.8 yards on his nine receptions for the year...had two receptions for 23 yards in the 48-10 win at Air Force (Oct. 22)... caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Ballard for TCU's final points in a 28-point first quarter against New Mexico (Oct. 1)... totaled 11 tackles on special teams while returning four kickoffs for a 16.2 average... his pet sting ray was featured on ESPN's "The Season."

2004:
Played in all 11 games and made five starts... finished the season with 19 catches for 320 yards and a touchdown... caught three passes for 125 yards, including an 82-yard scoring play in the season-opening win over Northwestern... rushed four times for six yards... also returned a pair of kickoffs for 39 yards.

2003:
Logged eight catches for 88 yards, including a 25-yarder against Navy... caught two passes in a game on three occasions - Navy, USF and SMU... rushed three times for 37 yards... also returned a pair of kickoffs for 33 yards.

2002:
Redshirted as a true freshman... named the Most Valuable Player on the scout team for the offense.

High School:
Finished his senior year with 52 catches for 1,131 yards and 13 TDs for Fossil Ridge High... was a unanimous first team all-District 5-5A selection... named to the Texas Sportswriters third team all-state squad and was a TexasHS.com first team all-state selection... named to the second team all-area offense by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and second team Northeast Tarrant County... helped his team to the state semifinals... ranked in the state's top 100 by the Dallas Morning News... was a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Area 75 and listed on Max Emfinger's all-America team... played for coach Gary Olivo... caught 18 passes for 317 yards and three TDs as a junior... lettered twice in football, twice in basketball and three times in track... was a regional qualifier in four events in track - the triple jump, long jump, 4x100-meter relay and 200 meters... selected TCU over BYU, Purdue, North Texas, Houston and UTEP.

Personal:
Michael Darrell DePriest was born July 2, 1984... mother's name is Debbie Davis... majoring in social work with a minor in sociology.


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