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Pierson Prioleau
DB #31
Height:
5-11
Weight:
188
College:
Virginia Tech
Hometown:
Alvin, S.C.
Experience:
13
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 160 360 279 81 6 1 16 1 0 13 -- 13
2010 NO 15 18 13 5 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 29 26 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 16 26 25 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 WAS 15 45 31 14 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 15 42 38 4 3 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 38 26 12 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 16 39 27 12 0.5 1 5 -- -- -- -- --
2002 BUF 16 89 67 22 1 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2001 BUF 6 34 26 8 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2000 SF 14 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 1 0 13 13 13
1999 SF 14 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 160 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NO 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 BUF 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 SF 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 SF 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 160 3 73 24.3 32 0 2 0 0 0
2010 NO 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 BUF 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 SF 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 SF 14 3 73 24.3 32 0 2 0 0 0

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NFL CAREER – Entering his 13th season, the veteran safety has been a solid defender and standout special teams performer throughout his career. Prioleau signed with the Saints as a free agent in 2009 and has led the Saints in special teams tackles both seasons with 21 stops each campaign, while serving in nickel and dime packages on defense. He’s appeared in 160 career regular season contests, with 50 starts in stints with five clubs. Four of his stops have been with Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who values Prioleau’s versatility and leadership. His career totals include 397 tackles, six sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception and 172 stops on special teams.

NFL CAREER – Entering his 13th season, the veteran safety has been a solid defender and standout special teams performer throughout his career. Prioleau signed with the Saints as a free agent in 2009 and has led the Saints in special teams tackles both seasons with 21 stops each campaign, while serving in nickel and dime packages on defense. He’s appeared in 160 career regular season contests, with 50 starts in stints with five clubs. Four of his stops have been with Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who values Prioleau’s versatility and leadership. His career totals include 397 tackles, six sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception and 172 stops on special teams.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed to a one-year contract, 3/5/10; Signed by Saints to a one-year contract, 3/26/09 (UFA-JAX); Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars to a one-year contract, 4/29/08 (UFA-WAS); Placed on injured reserve by Washington Redskins, 9/12/06; Signed by Washington, 3/16/05; Released by Buffalo Bills, 3/14/05; Signed by Buffalo to a three-year contract extension, 9/25/02; Re-signed by Buffalo to one-year contract, 4/16/02 (RFA); Signed by Buffalo to a one-year contract, 11/7/01; Waived by San Francisco 49ers, 9/2/01; Signed by San Francisco to a three-year contract, 7/27/99; Drafted by San Francisco in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 1999 draft.

2010 – Selected by teammates as one of five season-long captains…Played in 15 games with one start…Inactive at Carolina, Nov. 7 with ankle injury…Finished with eight tackles (seven solo), 0.5 sack and a team-leading 21 special teams stops…Notched three tackles and one special teams stop vs. Atlanta, Sept. 26…Started at SS vs. Carolina, Oct. 3 in place of an injured Roman Harper and made one special teams stop before departing with chest injury…Recorded three assisted tackles, including a sack of QB Ben Roethlisberger that he split with DE Will Smith and two on special teams vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Made a season-high three special teams tackles at Cincinnati, Dec. 5…Played on special teams in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11. 2009 – Played  in 16 games with one start as an extra DB and made 18 tackles, a pass defense and a fumble recovery, leading team with 21 special teams stops…Recorded one tackle as reserve DB and had season-high four special teams tackles vs. Atlanta, Nov. 2…Recovered a fumble and made a special teams tackle vs. Carolina, Nov. 8…Started in dime defense vs. New England, Nov. 20 and recorded a pass defense with a special teams tackle…Saw extended playing time at S in regular season finale at Carolina, 1/3/10, and had season-high six tackles (four solo)…Played in all three postseason contests and tied for team lead with four special teams tackles. 2008 – Appeared in 16 games with one start for Jacksonville and recorded 18 tackles (15 solo), two pass defenses and team-leading 22 special teams stops (16 solo)…Recorded team-high three special teams tackles and recovered an onside kick that led to field goal vs. Buffalo, Sept. 14…Had three special teams stops vs. Houston, Sept. 28. 2007 – Played in 15 games with four starts for Washington and finished with 38 tackles (24 solo), while adding 16 special teams stops…Recorded three tackles in 100th career game vs. New York Giants, Sept. 23…Started at New England, Oct. 28 and finished with season-high seven tackles, and led with two special teams stops…Registered three special teams tackles vs. Buffalo, Dec. 2. 2006 – Suffered season-ending knee injury in opener. 2005 – Played in 15 games with six starts in Washington…Recorded 29 tackles (31 solo) with career-high three sacks, four pass defenses, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Ranked fourth on team with 21 special teams tackles. 2004 – With Buffalo, played in all 16 games for third consecutive season with two starts…Finished with 37 tackles (14 solo) and a fumble recovery…Recorded season-high five special teams tackles at San Francisco, Dec. 26. 2003 – Played in all 16 games for second consecutive season with six starts for Bills…Posted 37 tackles (23 solo), a forced fumble and five deflected passes…Blocked a punt which resulted in a safety at Kansas City, Oct. 26. 2002 – Started all 16 games in first full season with Bills…Registered career-high 86 tackles (64 solo), a sack and four passes defensed. 2001 – After signing with Buffalo at midseason, appeared in six games with two starts and finished with 30 tackles (21 solo), one sack and a forced fumble…Led team with 13 tackles (10 solo), a sack and forced a fumble at Miami, 1/6/02. 2000 – Registered 38 tackles (33 solo) and made first career interception, while starting six of 14 games for San Francisco…Had first career interception vs. Oakland, Oct. 8. 1999 – Appeared in 14 games with five starts for San Francisco…Led 49ers rookies with 48 tackles (40 solo) along with 10 pass defenses and a forced fumble.

COLLEGE – Four-year letterman and two-time All-Big East selection at Virginia Tech, playing rover and OLB…Started every game as a senior and finished with 61 tackles (41 solo) and two interceptions, including an 85-yard return for a TD vs. Boston College as he earned third team All-America honors from The Sporting News…Named first-team All-Big East as a junior, when he displayed playmaking abilities with two interceptions, a fumble recovery for a TD and two sacks…Started every game as a sophomore at rover, recording 71 stops and two sacks…Played mostly on special teams and as a reserve DB as a freshman and made 24 tackles…Majored in interdisciplinary studies.

PERSONAL – Born in Alvin, S.C.…Married (Alicia) with sons Pierson Jalen (P.J.), Parker Jayden and Pace Jordan…Attended Macedonia (Alvin, S.C.) HS…Played both sides of ball and finished with over 900 yards rushing and 800 yards receiving, with 23 TDs, also starting at DB…Earned All-Region honors as junior and senior…Holds school record with 43’ ½” vertical jump…Has been heavily involved in community affairs, including distributing Thanksgiving baskets and giving away coats during the holidays…While with Redskins, helped launch the NFL Atlas & Athena Schools program to combat use of steroids and HGH at the high school level…Name pronounced “PEER-sun PRAY-low”.

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