A Bright Future Lies Just Beyond the Horizon for Pierce

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During last season’s training camp there was little evidence that the Ravens had a capable backup to Ray Rice. Earlier in 2012, Ricky Williams decided that he had had enough of football and opted to forgo the remaining year on his two-year contract. The candidates to fill his shoes as the “two” in the 1-2 punch at running back were Damian Berry, Anthony Allen, Bobby Rainey and 2012 third-round pick Bernard Pierce. Pierce left the collegiate ranks with a year of eligibility remaining. The Ravens thought enough of Pierce to...