Rush through the roster: #45 Mike Pierre

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Football

Mike Pierre returns for his senior season with a lot of talented running backs joining him in the backfield. However, with their lack of experience, Pierre returns as the senior leader of the group.

#45 Mike Pierre – 5’10” 205 lbs. – Senior – Running back – Winter Garden, FL (Agape Christian HS) (Golden West CC)

2013: Pierre appeared in 8 games last season (had some injuries) recording 41 carries for 114 yards (2.8 yards per carry) and caught 3 passes for 32 yards. In the 2014 spring game, he had 5 carries for 77 yards (5.1 yards per carry).

2014 Bull Rush Prediction: Pierre, like the entire offense, struggled to get going in 2013. The entire offensive line struggled all season long to establish themselves and Pierre, like the rest of the backs, had low numbers as the result. During the spring, Pierre showed a lot of promise as he took the bulk of the carries with the first time offense as Darius Tice missed time due to a knee injury. Entering the fall, Pierre will be joined by a healthy Tice, Sta’fon McCray, and two talented freshmen in Marlon Mack and D’Ernest Johnson. Each back will be pushing for playing time in the start of the fall camp, making carries hard to come by. Pierre has a slight edge over the incoming freshmen and over Tice who missed time. I think he will see a lot of first team carries during the fall camp and could be the starting tailback to begin the 2014 season.


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