|No. 49, 88|
|Date of birth:January 7, 1981|
|Place of birth: Vancouver, Washington|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Baltimore Ravens ( 2004)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Brett Clayton Pierce (born January 7, 1981) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the Stanford University.
Pierce attended Columbia River High School, where he recorded 9 varsity letters. In football he was a two-way player (defensive end and tight end). He was a two-time All-State and two-time Defensive Player of the Year in Clark County. As a senior, he received All-American, Clark County Player of the Year and County Athlete of the Year honors.
Pierce accepted a football scholarship from Stanford University. As a freshman, he played in 11 games and started 3 in place of an injured Russell Stewart, while also registering 6 special teams tackles. As a sophomore, he was named the starter at tight end, recording 19 receptions for 258 yards and 3 touchdowns, while becoming a key special teams performer with 14 tackles.
As a junior, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the season opener and was lost for the year. In 2003, he was one of two starting tight ends (Alex Smith was the other), finishing with 11 starts, 11 receptions for 84 yards and 10 special teams tackles.
Academically, he received a B.S. in industrial engineering and M.S. in civil engineering during his tenure.
On October 3, 2004, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the Ravens practice squad, to provide depth after Dan Campbell was lost for the year with a foot injury. He was the backup tight end and became a core special teams player, making 2 special teams tackles.
On July 30, 2006, during a training camp practice he tore again the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was placed on injured reserve. It was the same ligament that he had reconstructed the previous year and in college. He wasn't re-signed after the season.
- ↑ Buchanan, Jamail (October 20, 2003). "Brett Pierce: Definition of Team Player". Stanford University. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304211551/http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=208067180.
- ↑ "TRANSACTIONS – BALTIMORE RAVENS". The New York Times. September 7, 2004. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/07/sports/transactions.html.
- ↑ "A Really Special Performance". Dallas Cowboys. October 12, 2005.
- ↑ "Mid-Day Report: Tight End Depth Takes Hit". July 30, 2006. https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/mid-day-report-tight-end-depth-takes-hit-304976.
- ↑ "NFL Transactions". September 2, 2007. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2007-09-02/sports/0709020043_1_wr-rb-chris-te.
- ↑ Klis, Mike (August 30, 2008). "Hackney, Russell among Broncos' cuts". https://www.denverpost.com/2008/08/30/hackney-russell-among-broncos-cuts/.