Former Owl RB Pierce robbed, carjacked in West Philly

Bernard Pierce, former star running back for the Temple Owls’ Football team and current player for the Superbowl champion Baltimore Ravens, was held up at gunpoint in West Philadelphia Sunday night and then carjacked, according to report by the Philadelphia Daily News.

According to the Daily News article, which cited Philadelphia police and a spokesman for the Ravens, Pierce, 23, was standing outside his car in the Overbrook Farms section of the city on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 when he was robbed at gunpoint by a man who took his wallet, cell phone and black BMW SUV.

Police recovered the car on Broad Street several blocks north of Temple near Lehigh Avenue the next morning. Pierce, and his cousin who he was with at the time, were not injured in the incident. Police have not made an arrest.

Pierce’s last year came for the Owls in 2011, when he finished with 3570 rushing yards en route to a 37-15 victory over Wyoming in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Pierce chose to forgo his senior season and was selected in the third round with the 84th pick overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Ravens.

John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU

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