|| Brett Pierce
At Stanford: Coming off an ACL injury suffered in the first quarter of the first game of the 2002 campaign, causing Brett to miss the rest of the season ... Enjoyed a productive spring campaign and put himself in position to compete for the starting spot at tight end ... He is a quality tight end who has the ability to block effectively and catch the ball over the middle ... Good speed and size and very athletic ... Can become an effective weapon for the Cardinal offense this season ... He has started 16 games at tight end for the Cardinal in his career, including all 12 in 2001 ... He has 26 career receptions for 299 yards (11.5 ypc) and three touchdowns.
The 2002 Season: Expected to emerge as one of the top tight ends in the Pac-10, Brett suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter of the season-opener at Boston College on September 7 ... He tore his ACL on his left knee and missed the remainder of the season ... Recorded one catch for eight yards before the injury.
The 2001 Season: Recorded the most receptions for a tight end at Stanford since Greg Clark had 20 in 1996 ... Brett finished the year with 19 catches for 258 yards and three touchdowns ... He had at least one reception in all but one game ... Career-high five catches in game three at USC ... His TDs came on a 45-yard catch vs. Cal in The Big Game, a 25-yard reception vs. Arizona State and a two-yard TD catch at USC ... Had four catches for 45 yards at Washington ... Excellent special teams player as well ... Credited with 14 total tackles ... Winner of the Phil Moffat Award as the team's top Defensive Special Team Player ... Started all 12 games ... In the 2001 Seattle Bowl, he had two receptions for 47 yards ... He had receptions of 34- and 13- yards from Chris Lewis on Stanford's only touchdown drive of the game.
The 2000 Season: Played in all 11 games, including three starts ... Replaced the injured Russell Stewart in the starting lineup in games at Notre Dame, at Oregon State and vs. USC ... Also played a key role on special teams, and recorded six unassisted tackles ... Caught a total of seven passes for 41 yards ... In his first collegiate start (at Notre Dame), he recorded four catches for 30 yards ... Earned his first varsity letter.
The 1999 Season: Redshirted as a true freshman.
In High School: Named an All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Talented two-way player who starred at tight end and defensive end at Columbia River High School ... Named to the Long Beach Press Telegram's "Best in the West" First-Team ... Two-time First-Team All-State and two-time Defensive Player of the Year in Clark County ... Earned nine varsity letters - three each in football, basketball and baseball ... Named the Clark County Player of the Year in football and the County Athlete of the Year ... Two-time all-league selection in baseball as a sophomore and junior ... All-league in basketball as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Double major in Civil Engineering and Management Sciences & Engineering.