Antonio Pierce
American football player
Antonio Pierce
Antonio Durran Pierce is an American former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at Arizona. Pierce also played for the New York Giants.
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Herm Edwards Cupchecks Mark Schlereth, Antonio Pierce On ESPN (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Who's Herm Edwards' favorite General Manager in sports? Mitch Kupchak! It starts with Mark Schlereth bizarrely highlighting various NFL players grabbing each other in the groin region for his "Off the Mark" segment on NFL Live, which certainly seems a little risque for buttoned-down ESPN. Mid-afternoon is a little early for the network to start working blue, isn't it? It continues with Herm Edwards bringing next level analysis in the studio by giving cupchecks to his co-workers. Seriously though, is there anything more awkward than Herm Edwards trying to tap Mark Schlereth, Trey Wingo, and Antonio Pierce in the groin with rolled up papers while yelling, "CHECK YOUR PACKAGE!" I'm becoming more and more convinced Herm Edwards is at ESPN solely for comedic relief.
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Good audience for Broncos-Ravens opener; NFL media updates for 2013 season
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
NBC’s broadcast of the Peyton Manning show Thursday night from Denver drew 25.1 million viewers for the NFL season opener. That’s up from 23.9 million for Cowboys-Giants a year ago and the third-best total for the Thursday NFL openers, which date back to 2002. The broadcast, which was delayed by weather for more than a half-hour, drew a 14.9 Nielsen rating and 26 share, which matches the time-shifted rating on KPRC (Channel 2). With that, let’s take a look at assorted network lineups for the NFL season: CBS – In addition to the long-running “The NFL Today,” CBS goes full-bore into Sunday morning rhetoric on CBS Sports Network with “That Other Pregame Show,” which airs from 8 a.m. to noon. Not sure I’m crazy about the title (why slight your own product?), but there is much that escapes me about marketing strategy. Adam Schein will host with retired linebacker Bart Scott, former Raiders executive Amy Trask, Brandon Tierney of CBS Sports Radio, Allie LaForce and fantasy sports rep ...
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It's Official: Ray Lewis Joins ESPN
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing After the news was first reported well before the end of his playing career, ESPN finally sent out a fancy press release telling us what we all already knew - Ray Lewis has joined the folks in Bristol as their newest NFL analyst. Lewis is the 217th NFL analyst at the network, but from the ESPN announcement, it's clear he's not going to fade into the Bristol ether like Antonio Pierce, Damien Woody, Brian Dawkins, (I can keep going) Jerry Rice, Tim Hasselbeck, Eric Allen, Eric Mangini, Tedy Bruschi, and the dozens of others at the network. Ray Lewis will get the primetime assignments straight away. In particular, a seat at the Monday Night Countdown table, a role on Sunday NFL Countdown... and his own television specials... "Lewis will travel to the site of each week’s Monday Night Football game where he will offer analysis alongside Stuart Scott, Hall of Famer Steve Young and his former Ravens teammate Trent Dilfer during the pre-game Co ...
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The Most Hated Giants In Recent Memory
Bleeding Green Nation - over 4 years
5. This slot belongs to Michael Strahan. Honestly, he gave the Eagles fits for YEARS. The battles between him and Runyan are now considered legendary, unfortunately, Strahan got the better of that match up a lot. It's actually kind of hard to hate Strahan because he was really good and had an entertaining personality. The Gap also TRULY hated the Eagles. I remember my friend saw him at some event and he goes "hey Strahan, take it easy on my boy Runyan next game." Michael's response was a truly "HELL NOOO, God No." 4. Plaxico Burress has to be #4. I remembered when the Giants signed him I was like they over paid for an over rated WR. Unfortunately, he really came into his own as a Giant. And for whatever reason Sheldon Brown really struggled against tall WRs and this was one of the times that Sheldon was routinely beat. I'll never forget the week 2 game in 2006 where Sheldon caught the game winning TD over Sheldon Brown. That game vamped up the rivalry 10 fold. 3. Jere ...
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Interview: Weddings a piece of cake for celebrity planner David Tutera
Chicago Times - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-61975" href="/David+Tutera+1">David Tutera</a> has been planning weddings for 25 years — including celebrity weddings for ex-"View" co-host <a class="fplink fp-256643" href="/Star+Jones+1">Star Jones</a> and ex-New York Giant <a class="fplink fp-331741" href="/Antonio+Pierce+1">Antonio Pierce</a> — but the star of the WE  network’s “My Fair Wedding” says it hasn’t been until the last five years that grooms took a bigger interest in the decision-making process. He believes this is due in large part to the popularity of wedding programming on television.
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Cut above - FOXSports.com
Google News - over 5 years
If he can regain that form, Herzlich may prove a steal like another former Giants linebacker who found success despite not being drafted — Antonio Pierce. “Herzlich didn&#39;t bat an eye the whole camp,” New York coach Tom Coughlin recently told New York
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2011 Division Previews: NFC East - Giants Gab (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
At linebacker, Jonathan Goff is nowhere near former Giant Antonio Pierce&#39;s level. Michael Boley leaves much to be desired, as he looks the part, but doesn&#39;t play it as often as you&#39;d desire. Although, it&#39;s hard to fall in love with the defense minus
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2011 Division Previews: NFC East - NFL GridIron Gab
Google News - over 5 years
At linebacker, Jonathan Goff is nowhere near former Giant Antonio Pierce&#39;s level. Michael Boley leaves much to be desired, as he looks the part, but doesn&#39;t play it as often as you&#39;d desire. Although, it&#39;s hard to fall in love with the defense minus
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New York Giants Best off-Season Moves in the Super Bowl Era - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Antonio Pierce was the cog that made the rest of that defense run so efficiently in that post-season. AP was not the most talented player (Michael Strahan) nor the most athletic (arguably Justin Tuck). But as far as leadership, getting the most of what
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Plaxico Burress Will "Play A Bunch" Sunday - Gang Green Nation (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Burress, as you are probably well aware, spent the majority of the last two years at Oneida Correctional Institution after shooting himself in the leg with an unregistered handgun in a NYC club with then-teammate Antonio Pierce
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It's Killing The Sport Of Football: League Reacts To Changed Kickoff Procedure - Cincy Jungle
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;That&#39;s how I ate my first three years,&quot; former Redskins and Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce recently told ESPN Radio&#39;s The Scott Van Pelt Show. &quot;(Without special teams) there would be no Antonio Pierce sitting here talking to you today
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The NFL's first folly of 2011 - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;That&#39;s how I ate my first three years,&quot; former Redskins and Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce recently told ESPN Radio&#39;s The Scott Van Pelt Show. &quot;(Without special teams) there would be no Antonio Pierce sitting here talking to you today
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DALY: This year, there is a rush to judgment - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
Ask yourself: Would Antonio Pierce, who wasn&#39;t drafted in 2001, have made the Redskins that year if there had been no offseason, if he had just shown up on the first day of camp? Answer: It would have been much less likely
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'Friday Five' With Pat Traina Returns - Big Blue View
Google News - over 5 years
BBV: Antonio Pierce thought the Giants were &#39;passion-less&#39; when he visited camp. How would you asses the mind-set of this team with all the stuff that has gone on thus far? Pat: First, let me say that I completely respect Pierce
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It's All Business With Steve Smith and the NY Giants - G-Men H.Q.
Google News - over 5 years
But Prime did it, hell even Antonio Pierce did it and won a ring with the Giants after years in Washington — but personally I can&#39;t get behind it. Well fellow teammate Terrell Thomas understands the move — he makes that abundantly clear in his tweets
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Gathering Moss Retirement Reaction on Twitter - TweetsCenter
Google News - over 5 years
Nightmare,” tweeted Antonio Pierce, former Redskins and Giants LB. “1 time for 1 of the best i ever seen…you got mossed!” tweeted Steve Breaston, Kansas City WR. “Damn! So I see Randy is expected to retire…didn&#39;t see that one coming but knowing him
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Should the Giants Go After Tatupu? - Giants Football Blog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Kind of reminds me of Antonio Pierce his last year, prior to the neck injury. Like most Giants fans, I believe the team desperately needs an upgrade at linebacker. Unfortunately, considering the recent news that the team is close to the salary cap,
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Kiwanuka signs with Giants; Umenyiora loses leverage - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A similar injury cut short Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce&#39;s career. In February, Kiwanuka was given medical clearance to return to football. In the spring, general manager Jerry Reese speculated that what made most sense was to try to sign Kiwanuka
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New York Giants: The Top 5 Free Agents to Target - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
With all due respect to Antonio Pierce(AP) who was a great field general and film junkie didn&#39;t have the ability to play sideline to sideline as an elite linebacker. I like Barrett Ruud. Four straight years of 100 tackles or more...that&#39;s impressive
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Antonio Pierce
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    On February 7, 2014, Pierce was named the head coach at national powerhouse Long Beach Polytechnic High School, replacing Raul Lara, who stepped down as the head coach of the program after 13 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Pierce is married to Jocelyn and the father of six. He currently resides in Palos Verdes Estates, California. His father, Cleo Burrows is from Bermuda. Inspired by his own experiences growing up in Compton, it has become his mission to improve the quality of life for the youth in the Long Beach/Compton area. For several years, Pierce has offered a free football camp for underprivileged youths.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    Following his release, Pierce announced his retirement from football on July 8, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He also stated that he would then begin his career as an NFL analyst for ESPN.
    Pierce was released on February 11, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    On August 3, 2009, Antonio Pierce was cleared of all criminal charges stemming from Plaxico Buress weapons charge.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    Pierce served as a communications intern on the Howard Stern Show on May 7, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He stated he would like to pursue a career in broadcasting after his NFL career. Near the end of the day's show he asked to stay for the remainder of the week and Howard agreed.
    Pierce was present when teammate Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at the Latin Quarter Night Club in New York City on November 28, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Police say that Pierce drove Burress to the hospital and then returned home with the gun in his glove compartment. The police impounded Pierce's SUV to search for blood and gunpowder residue. Burress was charged with, and ultimately pleaded guilty to, criminal possession of a weapon; however Pierce was not indicted on any charges.
    Pierce was honored at the 2008 ESPY awards along with the Giants.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, Pierce received the "United Way Man of the Year" award and was honored by the Catholic Diocese for his support of the community.
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  • 2006
    Age 27
    In 2006, Pierce became the spokesperson for Giants Academy—a program for inner city youth geared toward helping these children succeed despite obstacles in their life.
    More Details Hide Details He is also involved in the "Read Across America" program where he reads to children whose parents are undergoing treatment for chemical dependency at the Odyssey House in Harlem.
    In 2006, Pierce recorded a career-high 138 tackles (109 solo), a sack, an interception, and defended eight passes.
    More Details Hide Details Pierce was named as a first alternate for the Pro Bowl. He was invited to play in Hawaii after Brian Urlacher suffered a toe injury in Super Bowl XLI, and withdrew from the Pro Bowl. In the 2007 season, Pierce was a central figure in the Giants' path to their third Super Bowl title. He made a key tackle in the first half of NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, stopping running back Brandon Jackson on a screen pass on 3rd and 8, saving a touchdown and forcing the Packers to settle for a field goal instead. The Giants would go on to win in overtime.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    His 2005 season ended early as he suffered a leg injury, against the Philadelphia Eagles, and missed the final three regular season games and the Giants' only postseason game, a 23-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
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    The New York Giants signed Pierce on March 3, 2005 to start at middle linebacker.
    More Details Hide Details He became the captain of the defense, and in 13 games, Pierce notched 100 tackles, 80 of them solo, two interceptions and one forced fumble returned for a touchdown.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    It was not until the 2004 season, his fourth in the league, that he played a full season replacing the injured Micheal Barrow.
    More Details Hide Details That season Pierce logged a career high 114 tackles, 95 of them solo. He also had one forced fumble, one sack and two interceptions, including a pick off Ken Dorsey returned 76 yards for a touchdown.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    Over the next two seasons, Pierce played sporadically, recording only 18 and 15 tackles respectively, during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
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  • 2001
    Age 22
    Pierce was not taken in the 2001 NFL Draft after his senior year at Arizona because many NFL scouts considered him too undersized to play linebacker in the NFL.
    More Details Hide Details The Washington Redskins signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2001. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, with only eight starts. He recorded 52 tackles, one sack, and one interception during his rookie campaign. The interception came against Jake Plummer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on October 26, 1978.
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