01/10/2014 - Jacksonville State's all-conference defensive back Pierre Warren is leaving school early and entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Warren was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection as a junior after helping the Gamecocks to their most successful season at the Division I level with an 11-4 record and into the quarter-finals of the NCAA playoffs. "This is something that I've been considering since our playoff run," Warren said on Friday. "After talking to my family and Coach Clark, I think it's in my best interest to leave school early and enter the NFL draft."
Warren was one of the most athletic players on the defensive side of the ball and finished second on the team in tackles with 76 total stops. He led the Gamecocks with five interceptions that he returned for a total of 105 yards and one touchdown. The Prattville, Ala., native also posted team-highs in passes defended (17) and pass breakups (12). He also had a fumble return and one blocked kick from his defensive back position. Alan Bonner was drafted in the sixth round as a wide receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, while Tori Mobley and James Shaw each signed free agent contracts with NFL teams. - Jacksonville State football
01/10/2014 - Jacksonville State defensive back Pierre Warren is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The All-Ohio Valley Conference selection helped lead the Gamecocks to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Warren says the move "is something that I've been considering since our playoff run." He finished second on the team with 76 tackles and had a team-high five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Warren blocked a kick and had 12 pass breakups. Jacksonville State receiver Alan Bonner was a sixth-round pick last year. - AP Sports