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The Citadel's Pierce to play in Reese's Senior Bowl
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 01/22/2018
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The Citadel's Myles Pierce
Courtesy: Zachary D. Bland/The Citadel Athletics

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel’s Myles Pierce will play in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday. The senior linebacker will have an opportunity to showcase his talents in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams this week during practice and in Saturday’s nationally televised game.

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The NFL Network will televise the game and be live at practice throughout the week.

The Senior Bowl is expected to feature some of the top talents in all of college football including Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who is currently at the top of ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper’s Big Board, Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, and as many as 20 players who participated in this year’s College Football Playoff.

Pierce started the final 23 games of his career at middle linebacker for The Citadel, earning second-team All-SoCon honors as a senior. He led the Bulldogs in tackles (91) and tackles for loss (13.5) during his series season and nearly averaged double digits in tackles in SoCon play. The Daphne, Alabama, native played his best against the best, amassing a season-high 12 tackles in a 20-14 loss to eventual national quarterfinalist Wofford and had a sack against Clemson in November. He was a key spark in The Citadel’s rally past ETSU with two tackles for loss and virtually living in the Buccaneer backfield in a September win in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Off the field, Pierce has twice been named CoSIDA Academic All-District with a 3.9 GPA in accounting, while also being named to the prestigious ADA FCS Academic All-Star Team, making him one of three SoCon student-athletes to earn a spot on the team.

Pierce’s brother Michael is a defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

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