Rafael Priest
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Rafael Priest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Madison High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 181

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
03/11/1987

Experience:
4L


2009: Third-team All-American by Sporting News ... first-team All-Mountain West Conference ... played as a graduate student after earning his degree in Spring 2009 ... ranked as the No. 6 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... saw his consecutive games started streak snapped at 47 when he didn't play (injury) at San Diego State ... only two players nationally had a longer current streak than him at the time ... did start the final three regular-season contests to give him 50 career starts ... did not play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl due to injury ... returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown against New Mexico in the fourth quarter of his final home game ... ranked second on TCU with seven pass breakups ... had two PBUs against both BYU and Utah ... recorded a season-high four tackles in the Colorado State game ... also had three stops versus Clemson and New Mexico ... totaled 18 stops on the year.

2008: Second-team All-Mountain West Conference ... started all 13 contests, increasing his consecutive games started streak to 39 ... it represents every TCU contest over the last three seasons ... ranked among the top 20 cornerbacks in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com ... placed among the Mountain West Conference leaders throughout the season in passes defended ... tied for second on TCU with 10 pass breakups ... had a PBU in seven of 13 contests ... recorded two PBUs against Oklahoma, Colorado State and Air Force ... totaled a season-best five tackles in back-to-back wins over Colorado State and BYU ... added a PBU in the 32-7 victory over the Cougars ... had an interception versus Stephen F. Austin ... placed 10th on the Horned Frogs with 26 tackles.

2007: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference ... started every game for the second straight season ... ranked fourth in the Mountain West Conference with a team-best 13 passes defended ... topped TCU with 10 pass break-ups ... his three interceptions tied Steven Coleman for the team lead ... had two picks and two pass break-ups in a 24-12 victory versus Colorado State ... had a 46-yard return with his interception in a 34-10 win over UNLV ... returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown in a 37-0 win over New Mexico ... had four solo tackles in the 20-13 Texas Bowl win over Houston ... broke-up two passes at Texas and San Diego State ... had three games with multiple pass break-ups ... posted a tackle for a loss and pass break-up in a 27-0 victory against Baylor ... totaled a season-best five stops at Wyoming ... recorded four tackles and a PBU in the win at Stanford ... 30 of his 37 tackles on the year were solo stops.

2006: Started all 13 games in his redshirt freshman campaign ... ranked among the Mountain West Conference leaders with his team-high nine pass break-ups, a total that surpassed TCU's 2005 top mark of eight shared by All-MWC selections and NFL signees Quincy Butler, Drew Coleman and Jeremy Modkins ... 21 of his 27 tackles on the year were solo stops ... broke up two passes while combining for three tackles in his collegiate debut, a 17-7 victory at Baylor ... had a season-best four tackles, including one for a loss, in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech ... totaled a season-best three pass break-ups to go with four solo stops against BYU ... also had four solo tackles in the 25-10 victory at UNLV ... recovered a fumble in the 27-21 win at New Mexico.

2005: Redshirted in his first season on campus.

High School: Lettered in football and track & field at James Madison High School in Dallas ... football coach was Ronald Johnson ... was a three-year first-team all-district performer on the gridiron ... played both ways in his senior season, logging 13 career interceptions as a defensive back and 27 receptions for 403 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver ... named both the football and track team captain and MVP ... was a member of Madison's state champion 4x100 meter relay unit.

Personal: Son of Sheila Mike and the late William Priest ... earned a TCU degree in communications in the spring of 2009 ... currently working towards a master's degree in liberal arts.


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