Michael Pierce, an American football nose tackle with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, was born on November 6, 1992. He attended Samford University after playing collegiate football at Tulane University, and the Ravens signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016.
The NFL combine did not invite Pierce. He produced a broad jump inside the Top 15 for DL at his Pro Day and ran a 10 meter split faster than any other DL at the combine (1.67 vs. Alex McCalister’s 1.68).
For his second tenure with the franchise in his career, the Ravens invited Pierce back. He joined as an undrafted free agent with Baltimore in 2016 and played for the Ravens for four years before joining the Minnesota Vikings after signing his rookie contract.
Pierce received an overall rating of 88 thanks to his 94 strength rating, 91 impact blocking rating, and 90 block shedding rating. The fact that Aaron Donald made the “99 clubs” and is the highest-ranked defensive tackle in Madden NFL 23 is not a surprise to anyone.
Pierce has 171 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in 68 games across his first five NFL seasons.