Jags Awarded Pierce Off Waivers

The Jaguars may have missed out on DeMarco Murray, but they were awarded a consolation prize in former Baltimore running back Bernard Pierce.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded fourth-year running back Bernard Pierce off waivers from Baltimore, the club announced today.

Pierce, 6-0, 230 pounds, has appeared in 45 career games with three starts for the Ravens after being selected in the third round of the 2012 draft. He has rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns on 353 carries (3.8 rush avg.) and 29 receptions for 164 yards.

In 2014, Pierce had 93 carries for 366 yards (3.9 rush avg.) and two touchdowns. As a rookie in 2012, Pierce posted a career-high 532 rushing yards on 108 carries (4.9 rush avg.). Pierce has appeared in six career postseason games and was a member of the Ravens 2012 Super Bowl winning team.

A native of Ardmore, Penn., Pierce attended Temple University, where he started 27 of 34 career games and rushed 663 times for 3,570 yards and 53 touchdowns. His 54 total touchdowns, 53 rushing touchdowns and 324 points scored are all school records. He rushed for 1,000-plus yards in each of his three seasons with the Owls and was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-MAC honoree in 2011.

Jags Illustrated Top Stories