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April 28, 2012
Bernard Pierce at a glance Running back, Temple Ht./Wt.: 6 foot,  215 pounds Born: May 10, 1990, Ardmore, Pa. High School: Glen Mills School College highlights: Pierce was the 2011 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year after he led the Owls with 1,481 yards and a school-record 27 touchdowns. He was ranked second nationally in scoring with 13.5 points a game. … Maryland fans may remember his record-breaking game where he rushed for 149 yards on 32 carries and tied a MAC record with five rushing touchdowns.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Breaking down each aspect of the Ravens' Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. PASSING GAME RAVENS: In three starts at home, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 63.9 percent of his pass attempts and thrown six touchdown passes and one interception. In two starts on the road, he's completed 59.4 of his passes with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Ravens' quest to become a better road team starts with Flacco getting off to quicker starts and the offensive line doing a better job of protecting him. The Ravens are optimistic that today could be the day for wide receiver Torrey Smith's breakout.
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By Matt Vensel | April 27, 2012
With the 84th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Ravens on Friday night selected Temple running back Bernard Pierce. Pierce is expected to compete with Anthony Allen for the backup spot behind Pro Bowl back Ray Rice. Pierce, 21, left Temple after his junior season. He finished second in school history with 3,570 rushing yards and his 663 rushing attempts were third all-time at Temple. He had back-to-back 1,000 rushing yard seasons. Pierce, who met with the Ravens before the draft, told reporters on a conference call that he exchanged text messages with Ravens coach John Harbaugh throughout the third round and Harbaugh told him the Ravens were trying to move up to get him. They eventually made it happen by trading the 91st (third round)
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Every Wednesday, I'll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week's Ravens game. This week's stats, pertaining to Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, focus on what the Ravens do well and what the Buccaneers don't - which is kind of a lot. 30 - The Buccaneers have the ignominy of ranking 30th in the league in total offense and total defense. The latter is dragged down by the Thursday night dismantling at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago, but this is a team that's really struggling on both sides of the ball.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
The Ravens are standing behind embattled running back Ray Rice -- for now, at least -- after police say he struck his fiancee in the face during a domestic dispute in Atlantic City over the weekend. But even if the Ravens keep Rice around, he could face discipline from the NFL, which is investigating the incident . If the Ravens were to be without Rice for an extended period of time, could they count on Bernard Pierce to carry the load? The 23-year-old running back is coming off a sophomore season in which he was actually less efficient than Rice, which is saying a lot considering Rice averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.
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By Edward Lee | July 24, 2012
As a third-round pick in April, Bernard Pierce may be the highest running back selected by the team since 2008 when Ray Rice was taken in the second round, but the rookie fully comprehends that doesn't guarantee a spot on the Ravens' active 53-man roster. With Anthony Allen and Damien Berry having a full year under their belts, Pierce understands that his opportunity to make an impression will occur during practice. “I look forward to every practice, being able to go out on the field and do my best every day,” Pierce said.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
- Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce recorded his first NFL touchdown when he caught a pitchout in stride from quarterback Joe Flacco and accelerated away from pursuit. Pierce didn't stop until he reached the end zone. The play in the first quarter contributed to the Raven's 25-15 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns. ANd Pierce celebrated the career moment by sharing a flying bump with wide receiver Torrey Smith . "I was overly excited," Pierce said.
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By Edward Lee | January 10, 2013
Bernard Pierce returned to practice for the first time this week and after Thursday's session, the rookie running back declared himself and his injured right knee ready for the Ravens' road game against the Denver Broncos in Saturday's AFC Divisional playoff round. “I'm good,” he said. “I'm ready to go. I'm ready to go to war with my guys.” Pierce's availability could be significant for the Ravens. He has led the team in rushing in each of the last three contests, culminating with a 13-carry, 103-yard performance in last Sunday's 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wildcard round.
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Mike Preston | September 29, 2014
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce can take his time healing his injured quadriceps. He can hang out in the whirlpool and get a couple of deep tissue massages. Get some more ultrasound treatments. If he wants, take another week or two off. I'm a supporter of the big back club and the Ravens have two of them in rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro (226 pounds) and, when he returns, in Pierce (230 pounds). Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis made a believer out of me. A team can have a home-run hitter at tailback, but there is nothing more demoralizing in football than a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a 230-pound running back shoving the ball down your throat.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Ravens safety Matt Elam and running back Bernard Pierce missed a second straight practice for the Ravens Tuesday, while tight end Owen Daniels, who missed two weeks with leg fatigue, practiced for the second consecutive day. Elam is dealing with "a little leg issue," coach John Harbaugh said Monday, and is expected back later this week. Pierce was injured on a hit to the head by Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather in Saturday's preseason game, and left the game to go through the league's concussion protocol.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Eight Ravens didn't practice on Wednesday, including six starters. The only players not expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though, are offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, defensive end Chris Canty and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. Monroe is out for at least a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery prior to the Ravens' win over the Carolina Panthers, according to a source. Canty had successful wrist surgery and is out for two to three weeks, barring a setback, according to a source.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
GAME PLAN: The Ravens regressed offensively despite a concerted effort to spread the football around in the passing game. Trailing on the scoreboard and dealing with frequent pass-protection breakdowns, their reaction was to throw more instead of trying to pound the football on the ground. With Joe Flacco under duress, Gary Kubiak was unable to execute his strategy. A litany of failures on third down - they went 1-for-11 for a 9-percent conversion rate - prevented drives from getting untracked.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Ravens running back Bernard Pierce ran hard through the middle for a pair of first downs in the third quarter Sunday, displaying no effects of a quadriceps injury that had hampered him for the past few weeks. Despite Pierce gaining 13 yards and 12 yards on his first two carries, the drive stalled and he would see limited playing time overall in his first game back. Pierce finished with 30 yards on four carries in the Ravens' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Mike Preston | October 6, 2014
When the Ravens started talking about building a strong running game in August, there were images of the 1960 Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had built strong running games while in Denver and Houston, so expectations were high in Baltimore. Then came the 62 pass attempts by the Ravens in a season-opening loss to Cincinnati. There went the running game. But then the Ravens rushed for 157, 160 and 127 yards in the next three games, and the tough running approach was back.
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Mike Preston | September 29, 2014
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce can take his time healing his injured quadriceps. He can hang out in the whirlpool and get a couple of deep tissue massages. Get some more ultrasound treatments. If he wants, take another week or two off. I'm a supporter of the big back club and the Ravens have two of them in rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro (226 pounds) and, when he returns, in Pierce (230 pounds). Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis made a believer out of me. A team can have a home-run hitter at tailback, but there is nothing more demoralizing in football than a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a 230-pound running back shoving the ball down your throat.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Veteran running back Justin Forsett was so frustrated and disheartened following an injury-plagued season with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year that he began contemplating alternate careers and a potential exit strategy from football. Now, the Ravens and Forsett are glad he didn't pursue business ventures or player development options. The diminutive runner displayed his determined, tackle-breaking running style Sunday during a 38-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium, rushing for a game-high 66 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, while cornerback Lardarius Webb is listed as questionable with a back injury that kept him out of the entire preseason. Pierce, who will start in place of suspended running back Ray Rice, suffered a concussion during the team's third preseason game against the Washington Redskins on a hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. He has been listed as a full participant all week.
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By Edward Lee | January 8, 2013
Fresh off a three-game stretch in which he has led the Ravens in rushing, Bernard Pierce did not appear to be in line to do much at Tuesday's practice. The rookie running back walked slowly into the team's indoor training facility and did not carry a helmet. Pierce, who usually participates in special teams, stood on the sideline during the portion of practice open to the media. Pierce had been limited by an ankle injury last week, but carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards in the team's 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC wild-card playoff contest.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
If you think the Ravens are being coy about their running back situation, Lorenzo Taliaferro wants to let you in on a little secret. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak doesn't let the players know in advance how he'll divvy up the carries on game day, either. "He doesn't really tell us who's going to go in during the week," said Taliaferro, the Ravens' rookie running back. "[It's] … whoever they call and put in. We'll all step out there and get the job done. " There remains a shroud of mystery about the Ravens' running game as they face the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.
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