Neil Pierce
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Anaheim, Calif.

High School:
Esperanza HS '07

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
LB

Major:
Human Development

2010: Appeared in all 11 games, starting against Cal (willie) and Portland State (sam)... Recorded a solo tackles and 4 assists for 5 total stops.

2009: Saw action in all 11 games, starting at right cornerback vs. North Dakota... Finished with 5 tackles (3 solos, 2 assists) with a fumble recovery... Pounced on the loose ball after Jordan Brown stripped Winston-Salem State's John Harris on a kickoff return... Posted 2 tackles each vs. Fresno State (2-0-2) and Cal Poly (1-1-2).

2008: Played in all 12 games at willie linebacker... Totalled 17 tackles (11 solos, 6 assists), more than half in a three-game midseason stretch... Had 3 tackles vs. Northern Colordo, 2 vs. Southern Utah, then season-high 4 vs. Iona.

2007: Redshirted.

ESPERANZA HS '07: Selected as Defensive MVP in each of his junior and senior years... Led team with 74 tackles and 9 sacks in 2006... Posted 109 tackles with 5 sacks in 2005... First-team All-Sunset League honoree... Team went 21-4 during his final two seasons, reaching Southern Section finals in 2005... Earned National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete honors.

PERSONAL: Born in Yorba Linda, Calif.... Plans on majoring in human development.. Parents are Bill & Wendy Pierce... Favorite movies are 300 and Troy... Appropriately, the event history he would have like to have witness is the Sack of Troy... Career highlight was recording four sacks against top-seeded Edison HS.