2018 NFL Draft

De’Andre Presley, CB

School: Appalachian State  |  Conference: SOUTH
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tampa, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 185 lbs.
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02/24/2012 - He emerged from the shadow of Armanti Edwards as a junior, and, although undersized to be an NFL prospect at quarterback, he became just the fourth player in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision history to pass for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000. But Presley's senior season didn't go as well. The Mountaineers had offensive struggles, Presley injured his passing shoulder five games into the season and Jamal Jackson took over at quarterback. "I've come to learn there really are no differences in good and bad moments in life," Presley said. "They're all just learning experiences. "You take what comes from all moments and learn from them. "What happened then was a character-building moment for me, and a moment that you never know what might come out of it." The athletic Presley was moved to other positions, including cornerback and receiver, a position he played in 2009. Last month, Presley got a chance to display skills in the Battle of Florida all-star game. He also got to play for Bobby Bowden, a thrill for the Tampa-born Presley who grew up in a family of Florida State fans. Bowden was coach of his team in the all-star game. And Presley produced a highlight when he returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown. "I'd say that probably helped play a part in me getting an invite to the Combine," said Presley, who was initially invited as a cornerback, then as wide receiver and finally as a cornerback, a position in which most NFL evaluators seem interested. "I just want to play football," Presley said, who has been training at ASU, where he will graduate in May with an English degree. "I feel I can play multiple positions, and wherever I'm needed I'll be glad to play. - Tommy Bowman, The Winston-Salem Journal

09/18/2011 - DeAndre Presley threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Mountaineers crushed Savannah State 41-6 on Saturday night. Up 10-0 after the first quarter, Presley followed up a 48-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick with a 2-yard rushing score to help Appalachian State (2-1) take a 27-0 halftime lead. The Mountaineers had a 34-0 advantage with 5:53 left to play in the third quarter after Steven Miller's 3-yard scoring run. Presley finished 11 of 17 passing with 186 yards and added 21 yards on seven carries for the Mountaineers. Quick had 81 yards on five receptions with one TD, bringing his career total to 24 - one shy of the all-time school record for receiving touchdowns. Antonio Bostick threw 15 of 33 for 136 yards with an interception, and ran for 37 more with a TD for the Tigers (0-3). - AP Sports

09/04/2011 - Cornerback Ed Gainey sat with a stunned look on his face with two Appalachian State teammates, trying to comprehend a 66-13 loss to No. 13 Virginia Tech. In the end, he said, it was all on the Mountaineers, and no solace could be taken from having been thrashed by one of the highest ranked teams in the Bowl Subdivision. "Not at all," he said. "We made a lot of mistakes. We brought this upon ourselves. They are a good football team, but we're just as good as they are." Seated beside him, quarterback DeAndre Presley nodded in agreement. "Not taking anything away from them, but I wouldn't classify them as an elite team," he said after his least productive game as a starter. "We stopped ourselves so many times. ... We made them look better than what they were. I believe so." The Mountaineers, among the top-rated teams in the Championship Subdivision, arrived with what promised to be a high-powered offense led by Presley, but the multiple spread didn't fool the Hokies. Appalachian State was outgained 291-61 by halftime, before the backups took over. Presley, who last season became the 13th Division I quarterback to throw for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 in a season, never got going. He finished seven for 18 for 89 yards with two interceptions and ran 13 times for 43 yards. His fumble on the second offensive play didn't help, because Wilson took a pitch headed left on the next play and quickly made it 6-0. - AP Sports

07/12/2011 - 2011 WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: DeAndre Presley, Appalachian State, QB, has been selected to the 2011 Walter Payton Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Payton Award will celebrate its 25th anniversary this season and be presented to the FCS' outstanding player at the national awards banquet Thursday night, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. Presley is coming off a junior season in which he threw for 2,631 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,039 yards and 13 touchdowns. - The Sports Network