After winning the SIAC MVP and Defensive Player of the Year last season, Pierre followed that up with SIAC All-Conference First Team season. The Tallahassee, Florida product recorded 84 total tackles ( 58 solo), 9 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and a 1 fumble recovery.
Fayetteville, Georgia’s James Hawkins also was named to the SIAC All-Conference First Team. The senior defensive backs finished the season with 32 tackles ( 23 solo), 5 pass break ups and a fumble recovery.
The HBCU Legacy Bowl is a postseason All-Star game that allows the top draft eligible players from HBCUs to displays their talents on a national level. The game will be played Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm from Yulman Field in New Orleans, Louisiana. The contest will air on the NFL Network.
Last year Golden Rams Miquail Harvey , who was named SIAC All-Conference First Team and Coemba Jones , who made the SIAC All -Conference Second Team, took part in the inaugural Legacy Bowl.