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Dynasty Rookie Prospect Profile: Dameon Pierce (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Prospect Profile: Dameon Pierce (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dameon Pierce exited Bainbridge High School as one of the best running backs to ever lace up a set of cleats in Georgia. He still sits with the 10th-most rushing yards (6,779) and 11th-most rushing touchdowns (92) in state high school history. With these gaudy stats, Pierce was a four-star prospect entering Florida.

He worked behind Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett in this first season. Perine retained the lead running back role the following season when Scarlett was gone. In 2020, Pierce finally took over as Florida’s primary rusher, leading the team in rushing attempts and rushing yards. Unfortunately, while his rushing volume increased, Pierce had his least effective college season from an efficiency standpoint. His Yards after contact per attempt cratered to 3.00 (60th of 95 running backs with 100+ carries), and his breakaway percentage dipped to an ugly 17.2 percent (90th of 95).

 

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