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Player Roster

Michael Pierce
DT #97
Height:
6-0
Weight:
340
Age:
25
College:
Samford
Hometown:
Daphne, AL
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
31
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 66 43 23 3.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2017 BAL 10 8 31 24 7 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2016 BAL 16 1 35 19 16 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CIN W 20-0 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2 CLE W 24-10 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @JAX L 7-44 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 PIT L 9-26 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @OAK W 30-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CHI L 24-27 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
7 @MIN L 16-24 4 1 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 MIA W 40-0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @TEN L 20-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @GB W 23-0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

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Key Transactions

  • Signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/6/16

Career Highlights

  • Was the only undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ roster in Week 1 of the 2016 season
  • In 2016, finished second among rookie NFL DTs (DeForest Buckner, SF, 43) with 35 tackles (19 solo)
  • Appeared in all 16 games as a rookie and helped anchor the league’s fifth-ranked defense (89.4 ypg)
  • Tallied a career-high 7 tackles at Cin. (1/1/17)
  • Started and produced 5 tackles at Dal. (11/20/16)

Personal

  • Squatted 725 pounds while in college
  • Loves to listen to jazz music, naming Bonnie James as one of his favorite artists
  • Favorite player growing up was Gilbert Brown…Also models his game after Vince Wilfork and B.J. Raji
  • Favorite way to relax in the offseason is to hang out on the beach and fish

Season Recaps

2016:(Batimore Ravens - 16/1)

  • Finished second among rookie NFL DTs (DeForest Buckner, SF, 43) with 35 tackles (19 solo), adding 2 sacks (-9 yards), and 1 PD for a defense that allowed the NFL’s fifth-fewest rushing yards (89.4 ypg) and ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg)
  • Baltimore is one of three teams (Den. & Sea.) to rank in the NFL’s Top 10 in total defense each of the past three seasons
  • Tallied a career-high 7 tackles at Cin. (1/1/17)
  • Recorded his first-career start and produced 5 tackles at Dal. (11/20)
  • Registered 1 TFL and his first-career PD for a defense that limited the Browns to 144 yards of total offense in a 28-7 win vs. Cle. (11/10)
  • Tallied his second-career sack (-3 yards) and established a then-career-high 5 tackles (3 solo) at NYJ (10/23)
  • Posted 3 stops and 1 TFL as part of a defense that held the Giants to 38 rushing yards and didn’t allow a rushing first down for just the fifth time in franchise history at NYG (10/16)
  • Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) as part of a front seven that allowed just 60 rushing yards vs. Was. (10/9)
  • Posted his first-career sack for a “D” that posted a shutout in the final three quarters in a 25-20, come-from-behind win at Cle. (9/18)...The 20-point turnaround marked the Ravens’ second-largest comeback victory in team history
  • Pierce was the only undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ roster in Week 1

College

  • Played in 47 career collegiate games (32 starts), racking up 145 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 24 TFL
  • As a senior in 2015, tallied 48 tackles (27 solo), 2.5 sacks (-19 yards) and 9 TFL (-34 yards), earning first-team All-Southern Conference
  • Named second-team All-SoCon as a junior by both the league’s coaches and media after starting all 11 games and producing 35 tackles (26 solo), 5 TFL and 1 sack in 2014...Also carried the ball 4 times for 3 yards, posting 2 TDs in goal-line situations
  • Played in 13 games (11 starts) as a sophomore in 2013, racking up 47 tackles (24 solo), 5 TFL and 1 sack
  • Transferred to Samford after two seasons at Tulane, where he earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors after tallying 15 tackles, including 9 solo

High School

  • Two-year letterman at Daphne (AL) HS, where he helped lead the Trojans to a combined 21-8 record, including a 15-0 campaign and a state championship as a senior
  • Named first-team All-State and All-District while garnering 1st & 10 Club Defensive Player of the Year as a senior

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Key Transactions

  • Signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/6/16

Career Highlights

  • Was the only undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ roster in Week 1 of the 2016 season
  • In 2016, finished second among rookie NFL DTs (DeForest Buckner, SF, 43) with 35 tackles (19 solo)
  • Appeared in all 16 games as a rookie and helped anchor the league’s fifth-ranked defense (89.4 ypg)
  • Tallied a career-high 7 tackles at Cin. (1/1/17)
  • Started and produced 5 tackles at Dal. (11/20/16)

Personal

  • Squatted 725 pounds while in college
  • Loves to listen to jazz music, naming Bonnie James as one of his favorite artists
  • Favorite player growing up was Gilbert Brown…Also models his game after Vince Wilfork and B.J. Raji
  • Favorite way to relax in the offseason is to hang out on the beach and fish

Season Recaps

2016:(Batimore Ravens - 16/1)

  • Finished second among rookie NFL DTs (DeForest Buckner, SF, 43) with 35 tackles (19 solo), adding 2 sacks (-9 yards), and 1 PD for a defense that allowed the NFL’s fifth-fewest rushing yards (89.4 ypg) and ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg)
  • Baltimore is one of three teams (Den. & Sea.) to rank in the NFL’s Top 10 in total defense each of the past three seasons
  • Tallied a career-high 7 tackles at Cin. (1/1/17)
  • Recorded his first-career start and produced 5 tackles at Dal. (11/20)
  • Registered 1 TFL and his first-career PD for a defense that limited the Browns to 144 yards of total offense in a 28-7 win vs. Cle. (11/10)
  • Tallied his second-career sack (-3 yards) and established a then-career-high 5 tackles (3 solo) at NYJ (10/23)
  • Posted 3 stops and 1 TFL as part of a defense that held the Giants to 38 rushing yards and didn’t allow a rushing first down for just the fifth time in franchise history at NYG (10/16)
  • Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) as part of a front seven that allowed just 60 rushing yards vs. Was. (10/9)
  • Posted his first-career sack for a “D” that posted a shutout in the final three quarters in a 25-20, come-from-behind win at Cle. (9/18)...The 20-point turnaround marked the Ravens’ second-largest comeback victory in team history
  • Pierce was the only undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens’ roster in Week 1

College

  • Played in 47 career collegiate games (32 starts), racking up 145 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 24 TFL
  • As a senior in 2015, tallied 48 tackles (27 solo), 2.5 sacks (-19 yards) and 9 TFL (-34 yards), earning first-team All-Southern Conference
  • Named second-team All-SoCon as a junior by both the league’s coaches and media after starting all 11 games and producing 35 tackles (26 solo), 5 TFL and 1 sack in 2014...Also carried the ball 4 times for 3 yards, posting 2 TDs in goal-line situations
  • Played in 13 games (11 starts) as a sophomore in 2013, racking up 47 tackles (24 solo), 5 TFL and 1 sack
  • Transferred to Samford after two seasons at Tulane, where he earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors after tallying 15 tackles, including 9 solo

High School

  • Two-year letterman at Daphne (AL) HS, where he helped lead the Trojans to a combined 21-8 record, including a 15-0 campaign and a state championship as a senior
  • Named first-team All-State and All-District while garnering 1st & 10 Club Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
 

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