Notes: Suffered a herniated disc in his lower back that required surgery during the off-season prior to the 2011 season ... Was scheduled to miss the entire 2011 football season - but was cleared during the season following rehabilitation, returning to the field in October ... Made the transition from quarterback to defensive secondary during the off-season following his freshman season.
2011 (Redshirt Sophomore): Returned to the field in mid-October, playing in six games with two starts in the defensive secondary ... Finished with 16 tackles including four solo stops ... Made three tackles including half a stop for loss in his season debut at Chattanooga ... Posted a season-high seven tackles against nationally-ranked Wofford ... Recorded seven tackles including one for loss in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games making six starts including five-consecutive the second half of the season ... Finished with 50 tackles including 28 solo stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks from his hybrid linebacker position ... Made his first career start in the home-opener against Tusculum finishing with a career-high nine tackles with 1.5 sacks ... Recorded eight tackles including a career-best six solo stops at Wofford ... Stepped in front of an option pitch, intercepting the lateral and returning the fumble 51 yards for his first collegiate touchdown ... Twice named the team's defensive MVP, doing so after recording eight tackles and returning a fumble at Wofford and recording seven tackles at Elon in the season finale.
2009 (Freshman:) Redshirted.
Prior to Western: Played two years on varsity for head coach Carey Metts, garnering all-conference and all-state accolades in each of his final two seasons ... Tabbed the 2008 Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) Offensive Player of the Year after combining for 2,839 yards of total offense with 32 touchdowns ... Concluded his career with over 3,300 yards rushing with 39 touchdowns, as well as over 2,600 yards passing and 19 scoring strikes ... All told, amassed over 6,000 yards of total offense ... Is believed to be the only player in North Buncombe HS history to be selected to play in the Shrine Bowl ... Also played basketball as a prep, averaging a double-double with 12.5 points and 13.2 rebounds per game in scoring over 1,000 points and pulling down 1,000 boards in his prep career.
Personal: Full name is Randall Joseph Pressley ... Is the son of Daniel Folsom and Donella Pressley ... Has a younger sibling, Rolanda.