Bernard Pierce will wear the purple, black and gold of the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens selected the former Temple running back with the 84th overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night.
The 6-foot, 218-pounder, who opted to forego his senior season at Temple, was the seventh running back taken in the draft. He’s also the first Owls running back to be drafted since 1989. Back then, Todd McNair was selected in the eighth round by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lack of durability is the major knock on Pierce, a three-year starter at Temple. But when healthy, he was the Mid-American Conference's most explosive player.