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Temple to honor Super Bowl champion Pierce

Temple will honor Baltimore Ravens reserve tailback Bernard Pierce on Saturday for winning the Super Bowl.

Temple to honor Super Bowl champion Pierce

Temple will honor Baltimore Ravens reserve tailback Bernard Pierce on Saturday for winning the Super Bowl. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Temple will honor Baltimore Ravens reserve tailback Bernard Pierce on Saturday for winning the Super Bowl. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Temple will honor Baltimore Ravens reserve tailback Bernard Pierce on Saturday for winning the Super Bowl.

The former Temple standout will be recognized in a halftime ceremony during the Owls men’s basketball game against Rhode Island at the Liacouras Center.

After deciding to forego his senior season at Temple, Pierce was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of last year’s NFL draft. He went to rush for 734 yards and a touchdown as Ray Rice’s backup.

The Ravens ended the season with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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