Trion Bulldog Jarrett Pierce, #7 is the big man on the hill this year. Pierce has started for the Bulldogs since his 9th grade year. Last year he rushed for 447 yards on 70 carries, averaging 6.4 yards a carry and punched in six touchdowns. As safety, he had two tackles, two interceptions and two tackles for losses. Coach Justin Brown will be counting on Pierce to be a big time play-maker this season.
Jarrett Pierce will be starting on offense and defense for the Bulldogs this fall as running back and strong safety. Pierce stands 6’0 and weighs in at 190 lbs. His max squat is 455, max bench 235 and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
Pierce commented, “My whole life, football has been my passion. When I was young, it was my dream to play under the lights and now, I don’t think I could love the feeling any more”.
Pierce is a three sport athlete who also plays basketball and baseball. He describes himself as, “humble, dedicated and hungry”.
You can ask any Trion elementary student what they want to be when they grow up and they all will answer, a Trion Bulldog. Pierce offers this advice to his young fans, “keep working hard, when it seems like you can’t push through is when you’re the weakest that’s when you have to be mentally capable to do the job at hand. Dreams can really turn into a reality.”
When asked what his goals for his senior season were, Pierce said, “to lead my team to where we need to be at the end of the season.”
On his favorite pre-game meal Pierce had this to say, “I’d have to say I love when we get chicken. But nothing will ever beat the hamburger steak macaroni and potatoes.”
Jarrett Pierce is the son of Randall Pierce and Kathy Turner.