Pierce (#31)

RB - Houston Texans

Age 22
Exp Rookie
HT/WT 5'10" / 218 LBS
Bye 6
2022 Week 4 Projections
Updated: Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:54 AM
2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 4:13 PM
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2022 Stats
1 IND 11 33 3.0 8 0 1 1 100.0 6.0 6 6 0 0 0
2 @DEN 15 69 4.6 12 0 1 1 100.0 8.0 8 8 0 0 0
3 @CHI 20 80 4.0 24 1 2 2 100.0 10.5 21 12 0 2 0
4 LAC 14 131 9.4 75 1 6 6 100.0 1.3 8 8 0 0 0
Career Stats
2022 4 60 313 5.2 75 2 10 10 100.0 4.3 43 12 0 2 0
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Dameon Pierce - Scores 75-yard touchdown

Pierce rushed 14 times for 131 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Chargers. He also caught all six of his targets for eight yards.

Dameon Pierce - Full practice Thursday

Pierce (hip) returned to a full practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Dameon Pierce - Listed as limited Wednesday

Pierce (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Dameon Pierce - Earns 20 carries

Pierce carried the ball 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears. He added two receptions for 21 yards.

Dameon Pierce - Garners 77 total yards in loss

Pierce rushed 15 times for 69 yards and brought in his only target for eight yards in the Texans' 16-9 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

Dameon Pierce - Could see workload pick up

Houston head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that Pierce needs to be more involved in the offense, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. "We need to get Dameon more touches," Smith noted.

Dameon Pierce - May need work on passing downs

Houston head coach Lovie Smith suggested Rex Burkhead played more than Pierce in Week 1 because the rookie is not the top option in passing situations, the Texans' official site reports. "As we look at the plays now, Rex got a chance to carry the ball more. Passing plays, passing situations, Rex was our lead back in that situation, so that's kind of what happened," the coach said.

Dameon Pierce - Modest production in debut

Pierce rushed 11 times for 33 yards and secured his only target for six yards in the Texans' 20-20 tie with the Colts on Sunday.

Dameon Pierce - Confirmed as starter

Head coach Lovie Smith confirmed Wednesday that Pierce is the Texans' starting running back, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He's earned the right to run with the ones, and I'm anxious to see him play," Smith said of the rookie fourth-round pick.

Dameon Pierce - Sits atop depth chart

The Texans list Pierce as their No. 1 running back on their unofficial Week 1 depth chart released Tuesday.

Dameon Pierce - No longer competing with Mack

Pierce faces less competition for playing time with the Texans set to release Marlon Mack, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Dameon Pierce - RB starter not named by coach

As Week 1 approaches, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle notes that coach Lovie Smith declined Monday to name a starting running back in a Texans backfield that includes Pierce, Marlon Mack and Rex Burkhead.

Dameon Pierce - Likely lead back for Week 1

Pierce likely will be the Texans' top running back in their season opener against the Colts on Sept. 11, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Dameon Pierce - Finds end zone in starting role

Pierce rushed six times for 37 yards and a touchdown as Houston's starting running back in Thursday's 17-0 preseason win over San Francisco.

Dameon Pierce - Expected to play Thursday

With coach Lovie Smith planning to use Thursday's preseason finale against the 49ers as something of a dress rehearsal, per Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com, Pierce is expected to see action in the contest.

Dameon Pierce - Possible Week 1 starter

Pierce could be Houston's Week 1 starter, or at least a major contributor, though coach Lovie Smith hasn't commented on the matter, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Dameon Pierce - Might be the lead back

Texans head coach Lovie Smith said Pierce didn't play in Friday's preseason game against the Rams because the coach didn't need to see him play, Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reports.

Dameon Pierce - No action in Friday's win

Pierce did not log a carry or target during the Texans' 24-20 preseason win over the Rams on Friday night.

Dameon Pierce - Could be lead back

Houston head coach Lovie Smith has not named a lead back and will continue to evaluate Pierce among several candidates Friday when the Texans face the Rams in Los Angeles, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports. "I think you let guys play," Smith said. "They kind of tell you who should start, who should be on the roster, how many plays they should get. They all have a certain strength, and we'll let it play out."

Dameon Pierce - Racks up 49 yards in pro debut

Pierce carried the ball five times for 49 yards in Saturday's 17-13 preseason win over the Saints. He was also targeted once in the passing game.

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