Washington Redskins defensive back Pierson Prioleau is a graduate of Virginia Tech University. He describes Monday's event on campus as a horrifying incident. "My heart goes out to all of the victims' families and friends, and to everybody affiliated with Virginia Tech."
Prioleau played for the Hokies from 1996 to 1999.
In one small note, redskins.com described Prioleau as a safety, rather than the generic "defensive back." Before his injury, Prioleau was used as a nickel back and as a safety. Adam Archuleta supposedly lost the starting safety slot to Prioleau in the pre-season. Then, Prioleau was lost for the year in a freak accident in the first game. With Shawn Springs also out, secondary spiraled down from there.
Photo: Pierson Prioleau, www.nflplayers.com