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Walter Priestley
Walter  Priestley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alief, TX

High School:
Elsik HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 178

Position:
Defensive Back


2004
Priestley has been a four-year starter for the Mean and will finish his career tied for the second-most career starts of anyone in North Texas history ... His 53 tackles ranks fifth on the team this season ... He is third among active Mean Green players with 166 career tackles ... The senior is in the top 20 in the Sun Belt Conference in tackles by a defensive back and is one of the team leaders in pass breakups ... Priestly has one interception to go with three tackles for loss this year ... Against Louisiana-Monroe, Priestly recorded a tackle for loss and an interception to go with four solo tackles.

2003
Started every game at cornerback for a team that led the Sun Belt with 18 interceptions and was second against league members in pass efficiency defense ... Totaled 47 tackles, including a season-high six against Louisiana-Lafayette in a game which he also had an interception ... Also had an interception against Baylor ... Was second on the team with four pass break-ups.

2002
Settled in at cornerback, appearing in all 13 games while starting in 12 ... Had 29 tackles and a pair of quarterback sacks that totaled 15 yards ... Also forced one fumble and recovered one fumble ... Credited with four pass break-ups ... Came up with a season-high six tackles against Alabama ... Recorded his first career interception against Middle Tennessee.

2001
Was one of only two freshmen to start every game for North Texas ... Earned his first letter after totaling 37 total tackles, including four tackles for a loss ... Had a career-high eight tackles, including two for a loss in 22-20 win at New Mexico State ... Also had two tackles for a loss in season opener against TCU ... Had at least one tackle in 11-of-12 games, with Arkansas State being the only exception.

2000
Was a redshirt.

High School/Personal
Was a unanimous first-team all-district 19-5A pick his senior season as the Rams advanced to the Class 5A Division II quarterfinals ... As a junior, the Rams posted an 8-5 record and advanced to the Class 5A Division I quarterfinals ... Coached by Bill Barron ... Son of Pamela Holmes and was born May 9, 1982.

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