Houston Texans rookie running back Dameon Pierce scores preseason touchdown
Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce wasted no time at all as he reached the end zone in the first Houston drive of their Week 3 preseason game against the defense of the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football.
Pierce reached the end zone with a goal line run of 1-yard for the six points. The drive also saw Pierce have rushes of three, nine, 12 and five yards and the 1-yard score. The drive had Pierce finish with six carries for 37 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per rush.
This preseason and training camp, Pierce has impressed a great deal as he’s shown he needs to be in consideration to be the Week 1 starting running back for Houston when they host the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium.
Pierce also played in the preseason opener earlier this month against the New Orleans Saints, and seeing as this is his first action in the NFL, so far it has been a productive preseason to say the least.
Dameon Pierce can be an impact player with Texans as a rookie
As for the touchdown, it is good to see Pierce gain some success and be rewarded with he opportunity to reach the end zone. Another plus from this touchdown is it showed the offensive line can run block, and Pierce himself can break tackles.
During his time at the collegiate level, Pierce never had the luxury of being a player who had every handoff in a game, as the University of Florida had a number of running backs in their rotation, so his overall stats don’t tell the entire story of the player he can become.
It is no secret that Pierce will make life tough for opposing defenses, and if he continues to have drives like he did in the opening one against the 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason, Pierce will make a name for himself as a rookie.
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