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Andre Pierce

Andre  Pierce

Mesquite, Texas

High School:

2007: Did not see any game action as a redshirt freshman running back after being dismissed from the program in fall camp, but was allowed to return to the team in January and went through spring ball with the Bears.

2006: Sat out his rookie season at Baylor as a redshirt.

High School: Rowlett High School, Rowlett, Texas ... Enjoyed an outstanding all-around senior campaign at Rowlett, helping Eagles to a 9-3 record and the 10-year-old program's first-ever playoff berth ... The Metroplex's second-leading rusher among all classes (and in 5A) in 2005 totaled 2,301 yards on 312 carries with 24 touchdowns en route to Texas Sports Writers Association first-team all-state honors and Associated Press second-team recognition ... Averaged 7.4 yards per rush as a senior, 6.7 yards over final two varsity seasons ... Also had 16 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns ... Rushed 30 times for a career-high 332 yards and three touchdowns in 24-6 victory over Garland Sachse ... Had scoring runs of 66 and 58 yards against Sachse ... Dallas Morning News Player of the Week after rushing 40 times for 295 yards and four touchdowns, the last of which was a game-clinching 80-yard run, in a 45-41 victory over No. 16 Plano West ... Earned Dallas Morning News 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year honors and was an all-area pick after posting five rushing efforts of 250-plus yards as a senior and topping the century mark 10 times ... Sustained a knee injury as a junior, but still rushed 163 times for 896 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also lettered in track ... Coached by Kiff Hardin at the District 11-5A school ... Selected Baylor over Iowa and UTEP.

Personal: The son of Adrienne Pierce, Andre Rashad Pierce was born Feb. 18, 1988, in Houston, Texas ... Working on a Harry Potter book ... General studies major.

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