PLAYER
Pierce Burton
T #73
Height:
6-6
Weight:
305
Age:
26
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.
Experience:
3

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Biography

Joins the Lions as a free agent after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014 with the Vikings.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on February 23, 2017.
  • Signed to the Colts practice squad on December 13, 2016.
  • Released by the Colts on March 30, 2016.
  • Signed by the Colts to the Reserve/Future List on January 5, 2016.
  • Signed by the Indianapolis Colts to the practice squad on December 2, 2015.
  • Released by the Panthers from the practice squad on November 24, 2015.
  • Signed by the Carolina Panthers to the practice squad on September 19, 2015.
  • Released by the Falcons from the practice squad on September 16, 2015.
  • Signed by the Falcons to the practice squad on September 8, 2015.
  • Released by the Falcons on September 5, 2015.
  • Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent on August 1, 2015.
  • Released by the Vikings on August 25, 2014.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10, 2014.

PRO
Joins the Lions as a free agent after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014 with the Vikings.

2016: Joined the Colts practice squad in December to finish the season.

2015: Signed with the Falcons as a free agent during training camp and spent time as a member of the Panthers practice squad.

  • Finished the season as a member of the Colts practice squad.

2014: Spent time with Vikings during training camp after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent.

COLLEGE
Started at right tackle in all 26 games at Ole Miss. Helped produce two of the top three seasons in Ole Miss history in total yardage. Helped the offense produce the most total yards in school history (6,153) in 2013.

  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.

PERSONAL
Attended Rio Americano High School (Sacramento, Calif.).

  • Named the team’s defensive lineman of the year in 2008.
  • Has 12 years of sailboat racing experience for the Richmond (Calif.) Yatch Club in competitions held on the San Francisco Bay.

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