Bernard Pierce at a glance
Running back, Temple
Ht./Wt.: 6 foot, 215 pounds
Born: May 10, 1990, Ardmore, Pa.
High School: Glen Mills School
College highlights: Pierce was the 2011 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year after he led the Owls with 1,481 yards and a school-record 27 touchdowns. He was ranked second nationally in scoring with 13.5 points a game. … Maryland fans may remember his record-breaking game where he rushed for 149 yards on 32 carries and tied a MAC record with five rushing touchdowns.
Personal: He also was a member of the track team in high school. He ran the 100 meters in 10.6 seconds, the fastest time in the state. He was a communications major at Temple.
Newsome on Pierce: “Bernard is a one cut runner sith some size. He runs really well behind his pads. That’s the style of running game that we use.”