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Michael Pierce (American football)

Michael Pierce (born November 6, 1992) is an American football nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Samford and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Michael Pierce
No. 97 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-11-06) November 6, 1992 (age 26)
Daphne, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:345 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Daphne (Daphne, Alabama)
College:Samford
Undrafted:2016
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:116
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Professional careerEdit

Pierce was not invited to the NFL combine. At his Pro Day, he ran 10 meter split faster than any DL at the combine (1.67 vs Alex McCalister's 1.68) and performed a broad jump inside the Top 15 for DL.[1][2]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
329 lb
(149 kg)
5.01 s 1.67 s 2.84 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
28 reps
All values from Pro Day[3]

On May 3, 2016, Pierce signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.[4] As a rookie in the 2016 season, Pierce appeared in all 16 games and finished the season with 35 tackles, two sacks, and one pass defended.

On September 10, in the 2017 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pierce recovered a Terrell Suggs-forced fumble, which came off of quarterback Andy Dalton, in the 20–0 victory.[5]

On March 9, 2019, the Ravens placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Pierce.[6] On May 1, 2019, the Ravens re-signed Pierce.[7]

On June 11, 2019, Yahoo Sports reported that he was pulled from a mini-camp for not showing up at offseason practices and being out of shape. [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alex McCalister". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "NFL Combine Top DL". NFL.com. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=1004704&draftyear=2016&genpos=DT
  4. ^ "Ravens Sign 11 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ravens expected to give DT Michael Pierce a second-round tender". BaltimoreBeatdown.com. March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Ulrich, Logan (May 1, 2019). "Ravens Re-Sign RFA DT Michael Pierce".
  8. ^ Bennett, James T., "Shape Up—Or Ship Out", Public Health Profiteering, Routledge, pp. 65–104, ISBN 9781351325806, retrieved June 12, 2019

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