Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 3/17/12
There’s no question that playing running back is one of the most physically taxing jobs in all of sports. So when a college running back brings with the wear and tear of 600+ carries, it’s not unreasonable that teams will be concerned about the potential for that running back has to break down sooner than later. Such is the concern with former Temple running back Bernard Pierce. Pierce was quite productive in his time at Temple (he scored 27 touchdowns in his final season), but also struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. If he were able to stay healthy, he’d certainly be a valuable asset to a team looking for help at running back, but is Pierce just too big of a risk? When Pierce arrived at Temple, his talent was clear, and he was immediately plugged into the starting line up. And not surprisingly, he played well, scoring 16 touchdowns and rushing for over 1300 yards. Pierce set multiple school records for a freshman, including most games with 100+ yards (6). Unfortunately,
PLAYERS: Bernard Pierce
TEAMS: Temple Owls
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