2015 NFL DRAFT

Bernard Pierce, RB

School: Temple  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Concorde Mills , PA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 218 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
10693-4
Career Notes
2011 fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele ... 2011 first-team All-MAC honoree ... 2011 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year ... 2011 ECAC All-Star ... 2011 first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... 2011 first-team All-MAC by College Sports Madness ... named to the 2011 Maxwell Award Watch List ... 2011 Doak Walker Award candidate ... 2011 Wuerffel Trophy candidate ... 2011 Mid-season Third-Team All-American by Phil Steele ... OwlSports.com Athlete of the Month (Sept. 2011) ... ESPN Helmet Stickers (Nov. 27, 2011, Sept. 25, 2011) ... National Honorable Mention Performer of the Week (Nov. 27, Nov. 20, Oct. 16, Sept. 25, Sept. 12, Sept. 5, 2011) ... MAC Offensive Player of the Week Nov. 28, Oct. 17, Sept. 26, Sept. 5, 2011) ... OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week (Sept. 26, 2011; Sept. 5, 2011) ... ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18, 2011) ... College Football Insiders' BCS Busters Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28, 2011) ... ESPN Helmet Stickers (Oct. 17, Sept. 26, 2011) ... OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week (Sept. 26, Sept. 6, 2011) ... College Sports Madness National Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25, 2011) ... MAC Offensive Player of the Week by ESPN.com (Sept. 6) ... named the coaches' offensive player of the week six times (Sept 1, 2011; Sept 10, 2011; Sept 24, 2011; Oct. 15, 2011; Nov. 19, 2011; Nov. 25, 2011) ... 2011 preseason first-team All-MAC by Blue Ribbon Yearbook ... 2011 preseason first-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football. 2010 first-team All-MAC honoree ... 2010 first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... MAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20, 2010), ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20, 2010), Rivals.com Player of the Week (Sept. 20, 2010), AT&T ESPN All-America Player of the Week finalist (Sept. 20, 2010), National Honorable Mention Performer of the Week (Sept. 20, 2010), OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week (Sept. 20, 2010), ... coaches' offensive player of the week (Sept. 18, 2010; Oct. 16, 2010) ... ESPN Helmet Stickers from Lou Holtz following Connecticut game (Sept. 18, 2010) ... named to the 2010 Walter Camp Player of the Year and 2010 Maxwell Award Watch Lists ... 2010 All-America, Doak Walker Award, and Heisman Trophy candidate ... 2010 College Football Insiders preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... 2010 Consensus Draft Services preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... 2010 preseason first-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football ... 2010 preseason MAC Offensive Player of the Year and All-MAC honoree by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook ... 2009 CollegeFootballNews.com Honorable Mention All-American ... 2009 CollegeFootballNews.com Second-Team Freshman All-American. 2009 MAC Freshman of the Year ... 2009 first-team All-MAC honoree ... 2009 ECAC All-Star ... named first-team All-MAC and second-team All-Freshman by Phil Steele ... 2009 MAC Freshman of the Year by the Sporting News ... ESPN.com's All-Freshman Team selection ... named to the Honorable Mention All-College Football Insiders Team ... named the team's 2009 Newcomer of the Year ... 2009 Doak Walker Award nominee ... named National Running Back of the Week by the Football Performance Awards (Nov. 1, 2009) ... 2009 Midseason second-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football ... earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week, National Honorable Mention Performer of the Week, ESPN Helmet Stickers, and OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week honors (Oct. 5, 2009; Oct. 26, 2009; Nov. 2, 2009) ... named the OwlSports.com Athlete of the Month (October 2009) ... earned Honorable Mention Helmet Stickers from ESPN.com (Oct. 4, 2009; Oct. 25, 2009; Nov. 8, 2009) ... named the coaches' offensive player of the week five times.
2011 Season
Played in 12 games with 10 starts ... MAC's and Owls' leading rusher with 1,481 yards and a school record 27 touchdowns on 273 carries on the season ... finished ranked nationally at No. 2 in scoring (13.50 ppg), No. 2 in rushing TDs (27), and No. 6 in rushing (123.42 ypg) ... had 100 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the bowl win over Wyoming in his final game ... led the Owls with 189 yards and three touchdowns, including a career-long 69-yard TD run, in the win over Kent State ... returned to action in the win over Army, leading the Owls with 157 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries ... teamed with Matt Brown as the only duo to each reach 100 yards in the same game five times and helped TU set the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season ... missed the Miami game ... ran for 84 yards and a 20-yard touchdown on 22 carries at Ohio before leaving the game with a head injury ... surpassed Paul Palmer (1983-86) to take over as career points leader outright with a touchdown and 107 yards on 17 carries at Bowling Green ... set five school records in the shutout of Buffalo with his 152-yard, two-TD performance ... became Temple's career leader in rushing touchdowns with three TDs and 121 yards on 30 carries in the shutout of Ball State. Rushed for 75 yards on 24 carries and had a 37-yard reception against Toledo ... had a record-breaking game in the win at Maryland while recording the 12th 100-yard performance of his career ... rushed for 149 yards on 32 carries for a school record and MAC record-tying five rushing touchdowns ... also tied the school record with 30 points scored ... led the Owls with 50 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries against Penn State ... recorded the 11th 100-yard performance of his career in the win at Akron ... rushed 18 times for 150 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the first half ... recorded the 10th 100-yard performance of his career in the win over Villanova ... finished with 20 carries for 147 yards and a career-high three touchdowns ... became just the third player in Temple history to record 10 games of 100 yards rushing ... earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week, national Honorable Mention Performer of the Week, and OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week honors ... lettered.
2010 Season
Played in 10 games with five starts ... also played on the punt return unit ... finished second in rushing with 728 yards and a team-best 10 touchdowns on 154 carries ... also finished second in team scoring with 11 TDs (10 rushing; one receiving) for 66 points ... did not play at Miami ... pulled his left hamstring on 67-yard run to open the game against Ohio ... left the game and did not return ... rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in the win at Kent State ... also had an eight-yard reception ... led the Owls with 83 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the shutout of Akron ... also had two receptions for 24 yards against the Zips ... rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in the win at Buffalo ... coupled with Matt Brown as just the ninth duo in school history to each rush for 100 yards in the same game and the first RBs to do it since 1997 ... had his second 100-yard game of the season (eighth of his career) with 106 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the win over Bowling Green en route to the coaches' offensive player of the game honors ... had six yards on three carries at Northern Illinois ... did not play at Army ... rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries at No. 23/20 Penn State ... rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the win over Connecticut en route to seven weekly honors ... also had a 27-yard TD reception, a career first, against the Huskies ... paced TU with 57 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in the win over Central Michigan ... led all rushers with 75 yards on 20 carries in the win over Villanova ... lettered.
2009 Season
Played in 12 games with nine starts ... also played on the kickoff return unit ... set the school record with 16 touchdowns ... tied fellow freshman Brandon McManus as Temple's single-season scoring leader with 96 points ... set the school's freshman rushing records with six 100-yard performances, 16 rushing touchdowns, and 1,361 yards ... became the first Temple freshman in school history to rush for more than 100 yards in more than one game (and he did it in three consecutive games) ... broke his streak in the win over Army, leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury ... rushed 12 times for 53 yards and a touchdown against UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl before leaving the game with an injury ... also led the Owls with three receptions for 33 yards against the Bruins ... had one rush in the win over Kent State before leaving the game with an injury ... rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in only three quarters of action in the win at Akron ... had a season-high 40 carries for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Miami ... rushed for his second 200-yard game in the win at Navy, the only freshman in school history to achieve the feat ... finished with 267 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner, on 29 carries. Returned to the starting line-up with a vengeance at Toledo, rushing for 212 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries ... led the Owls with 65 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries against Army ... led the Owls with 125 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries against Ball State ... named the coaches' offensive player of the game for the second time ... led all players with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the win at Eastern Michigan ... earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week, national Honorable Mention Performer of the Week, ESPN Helmet Stickers, and OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week honors ... rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries and scored his first career touchdown, an 18-yard rush, in the win over Buffalo ... named the coaches' offensive player of the game ... had 24 yards on seven carries at No. 5 Penn State ... also had a 23-yard kickoff return against the Nittany Lions ... in collegiate debut against Villanova, rushed for 44 yards on six carries, including a 22-yard run ... lettered.
High School
Played for coach Kevin Owens at the Glen Mills School ... first-team Delaware County Times All-Delco Team honoree ... as a senior, rushed for 1,578 yards and 26 touchdowns ... also scored five two-point conversions ... led Delco with 143.4 yards per game ... second-team Class AAAA All-State selection as a junior ... also a member of the track team ... ran the 100 meters in 10.6 seconds, the fastest time in the state ... attended the 2008 Al Golden Football Camp.
Personal
Born May 10, 1990 ... mother is Tammy Pierce ... communications major.
 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 3/84 --Bernard Pierce, RB, 6-0, 218, Temple...Pierce is a zone runner, extremely physical and durable. He rushed for 3,570 career yards and 53 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange

  • Full *Bernard Pierce News Wire
  •  

    CBSSports.com Shop

    Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Legend Performance T-Shirt

    NFL Training Camp Gear
    Get your favorite team
    Shop Now

    Fantasy Games