Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/6/12


Bernard Pierce has had an incredible career at Temple, and that career has now officially come to an end. Pierce announced that he will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

Here is Pierce's statement:

“At this time, I would like to announce that I am officially giving up my senior year of eligibility and declaring myself available for the 2012 NFL Draft,” Pierce said. “Since I was a little kid, I dreamed of one day playing for an NFL team. Today, I take one step closer to fulfilling that dream. It has been a hard decision to make, and took a lot of soul-searching, but I believe that it is the right decision for me and my career. I would like to take this time to thank Coach Steve Addazio, Coach Tyree Foreman, and all the staff here at Temple, for helping to shape and mold my football talent. I would like to thank Temple University for all the educational and athletic opportunities it has provided me. I would like to thank my teammates and all the Owl fans out there, and my family and friends for supporting me. Most importantly, I would like to thank my mother, for believing in me and helping me try to fulfill my dream. Thanks, Mom! I would also like to thank my late grandmother Ora, who was the rock of our family. I hope to make all of Temple Nation proud of me in the NFL. Thank you.”

PLAYERS: Bernard Pierce
TEAMS: Temple Owls
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Vikings backup QB: Bridgewater looked normal in return to practice

Paul George felt ‘nauseous’ seeing Gordon Hayward injury

Celtics expect full recovery for Gordon Hayward, offer no timetable

Tampa named official host of Super Bowl LV in 2021

Bill Belichick dubs Rob Gronkowski 'Twinkle toes' after last week's TD

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chris Thompson: Philly fans ‘some of the meanest I’ve ever experienced’

Seahawks to place DE Cliff Avril on injured reserve

Video of Tom Brady firing up Patriots teammates while trailing Jets surfaces

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 8

Andrew Luck has setback with shoulder, won’t practice this week

Steve Kerr has amusing quote about fake Klay Thompson

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with newbies Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Owls News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker