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Temple’s Bernard Pierce taking his game to the NFL, too

Bernard Pierce, Josh Jackson AP

One of the most underrated college football players in the country, let alone at the running back position, has decided three years at this level are enough.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Temple’s Bernard Pierce confirmed that he will be leaving the school and making himself available for the 2012 NFL draft.  Pierce told the AP that he’s accomplished all he wanted to with the Owls, prompting the early move to the NFL.

During his time with the Owls, Pierce rushed for more than 3,500 yards and his 52 touchdowns are a school record.  This season, Pierce’s average of 123.4 yards per game is good for seventh in the country, while his 27 rushing touchdowns are second behind Wisconsin’s Montee Ball.

Pierce becomes the sixth underclassmen at his position to make themselves available for the April draft.  You know we knew that?  We clicked HERE, of course.

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1 Response to “Temple’s Bernard Pierce taking his game to the NFL, too”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jan 6, 2012 11:15 AM

    Good luck Bernard. I wish you would have stayed around for Sr season but get the $$$ picture. I guess you have to get it while the getting is good. Stay healthy and best of luck. Temple is a good team that should be a full-member of Big East. I have had about enough of Villanova black-balling them from this conference.

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