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|Running backs coach|
|Date of birth:December 11, 1975|
|Place of birth: Euclid, Ohio|
|College: Ohio State|
|Undrafted in 1999|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* San Francisco 49ers ( 1998)*
| As coach:|
* Ohio Dominican University (2004–2014)
Running backs / special teams
| As executive:|
* Marion Mayhem (2008–2009)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 6th all-time rushing yards (Ohio St.)|
A four-year letterwinner at Ohio State, Pearson is the Buckeye’s ninth all-time leading rusher with 3,121 yards). trailing only Archie Griffin, Ezekiel Elliott, Eddie George, Tim Spencer, Beanie Wells, Braxton Miller, Keith Byars, and Carlos Hyde. His 1,484 rushing yards as a junior is the tenth highest season total in team history. Pearson's had a 173-yard rushing performance in Ohio State's 1996 victory over Notre Dame.
After completing his college career, Pearson spent time in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers. His greatest professional success came in NFL Europe where he scored the game-winning touchdown for the Rhein Fire to win the 2000 World Bowl Championship. He later spent time with the Dayton Warbirds, an expansion team in the National Indoor Football League.
After his playing career ended, Pearson began a career in coaching. From 2004-2015 he was the running backs coach for Ohio Dominican University. In 2005, he was also the head coach of the Daytona Beach Hawgs of the NIFL, leading them to a playoff berth just before the team was disbanded. He was also the head coach for the now defunct Marion Mayhem of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). In 2015, he joined Bo Pelini at Youngstown State to be their running backs coach, having a successful first year with his team accumulating more than 2,000 rushing yards. In 2016, he left Youngstown and joined Marshall in Huntington, WV.
- ↑ "Ohio State–Illinois postgame notes". The Columbus Dispatch. 2008-11-15. http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/11/15/1115postgamenotes.html. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- ↑ Helwagen, Steve (2005-12-28). "OSU's 1996 Win Evened Series With Notre Dame". Scout.com. http://ohiostate.scout.com/2/483132.html. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- ↑ "Browns include former Ohio State standout Pearson among latest free agents signed". Sunday Times-Sentinel. Associated Press. 1999-01-10. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kuxDAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4a8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=5304,374429. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- ↑ Flynn, Jim (2001-07-25). "Better Later Than Never". Scout.com. http://tam.scout.com/2/11915.html. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- ↑ Carlson, Mike (2000-06-27). "Fire Downs Claymores in World Bowl". International Herald-Tribune. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/27/sports/27iht-bowl.2.t.html. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- ↑ "Uf Women Continue Roll". Orlando Sentinel. 2005-05-25. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2005-05-25/sports/0505250297_1_stetson-magley-ucf. Retrieved 2011-02-18.