Gator running back Dameon Pierce to enter NFL draft

Senior had ability to return
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:40 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -After leading the Gators with 13 rushing touchdowns this past season, senior running back Dameon Pierce has decided to enter the NFL draft and not seek a fifth year of college eligibility. All players were granted an extra year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which gave Pierce an option to come back.

Pierce accumulated 574 yards rushing to rank second on the team despite getting only 100 carries. He added another 19 receptions for 216 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

Although he is just 5-foot-10, Pierce weighs 215 pounds, and presents a physical running style that should serve him well in the pros.

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