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Bernard Pierce

Bernard Pierce
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, August 2012.
No. 30     Baltimore Ravens
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Glen Mills (PA)
College: Temple
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Debuted in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2013

Bernard Pierce (born May 10, 1990) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Temple University. The Ravens selected him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He is a graduate of Glen Mills High School, a school for court-adjudicated youths. He had previously attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA. where it was reported that he had seriously injured someone in an assault.

College

Pierce was a student in the School of Communications and Theater majoring in Communications.

In 2009, Pierce won the Mid-American Conference freshman of the year award after rushing for 1,361 yards and 16 touchdowns.[1]

After a strong week 3 performance against Connecticut, Pierce was named MAC Performer of the Week. He rushed for 169 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game.[2] Through 10 games in 2010, Pierce had 728 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In a blowout win over Maryland, Pierce scored a career high 5 touchdowns in the 38-7 win. He finished the game with 147 yards on 32 carries to go along with the five scores. That season, Pierce earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) FBS Offensive Player of the Year honors and led Temple to its first bowl game win in 32 years, a 37-15 victory over the Wyoming Cowboys in the New Mexico Bowl.[3]

Professional career

2012 NFL Combine

2012 NFL Draft

The Baltimore Ravens traded up to take Pierce in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012 Season

Pierce would become a great complement to starting running back Ray Rice. Pierce scored his first touchdown of his professional career against the Cleveland Browns in Week 9 on November 4, 2012 on a 12 yard run. In Week 16, he ran for 123 yards on 14 carries against the New York Giants, including a 78 yard run from scrimmage. On January 6, 2013, in the Wild Card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, he ran for 103 yards on 13 carries. On February 3, 2013, the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII, earning Pierce his first Super Bowl ring in his rookie year. He rushed for 33 yards on 12 attempts in the win. It is thought that Pierce will take some of star running back Ray Rice's carries next season.

2013 Season

Pierce scored his second career rushing touchdown on a 5 yard run in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. He would then get a third rushing touchdown the next week against the Houston Texans in a 30-9 victory.

Six weeks into the 2013 season, Pierce was the Ravens leading rusher. He had 206 yards on 73 carries while only averaging 2.8 yards per carry.

See also

  • List of Division I FBS rushing touchdown leaders

References

External links

  • Baltimore Ravens bio

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