Robert Priester

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Robert Priester
No. 23     Toronto Argonauts
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Priester with the Argonauts in 2022
Born: (1993-12-25) December 25, 1993 (age 29)
Tampa, Florida
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Defensive back
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
High schoolRobinson High
Career history
As player
2018Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2019Edmonton Eskimos*
2020Tampa Bay Vipers
2021Edmonton Elks*
2022Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
2022–presentToronto Argonauts
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Robert Priester (born December 25, 1993) is a professional gridiron football defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career[edit]

Priester played college football for the Wyoming Cowboys from 2014 to 2017.[1] He played in 36 games where he had 139 tackles, one interception, one sack, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On May 22, 2018, Priester signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[3] Following 2018 training camp, he was placed on the team's practice roster, but made his professional debut on September 8, 2018, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl, where he recorded three defensive tackles.[2][3] He played in the team's next game against the Montreal Alouettes before returning to the practice roster and ultimately being released on October 16, 2018.[2][3]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

After the conclusion of the 2018 CFL season, Priester signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on December 17, 2018.[3] He retired following training camp in 2019, but returned to the team on September 16, 2019, and spent one month on the practice roster before being released on October 21, 2019.[4]

Tampa Bay Vipers[edit]

Priester played for his hometown Tampa Bay Vipers in 2020, where he started five games and recorded seven tackles, one sack, and one interception.[5] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[6]

Edmonton Elks[edit]

On December 30, 2020, Priester re-signed with the Edmonton Football Team.[5] He was part of the final training camp cuts by the newly-named Elks on July 29, 2021.[7]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (II)[edit]

Priester signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on March 28, 2022.[8] However, he was released before the start of training camp on May 9, 2022.[9]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 21, 2022, Priester was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.[9] Following 2022 training camp, he made the active roster and became the starting cover linebacker while Chris Edwards served a three-game suspension.[10]


  1. ^ "Robert Priester". Wyoming Cowboys. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Robert Priester". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "EE Football Team extends five, signs three". Edmonton Elks. December 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". The Seattle Times.
  7. ^ "Edmonton Elks announce full roster moves ahead of CFL's cutdown deadline". 3DownNation. July 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "Bombers reunite with DB Robert Priester". Canadian Football League. March 28, 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  10. ^ "Toronto Argonauts depth chart" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 11, 2022.

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