JSU's Pierre Warren to Enter NFL Draft
Jacksonville State's all-conference defensive back Pierre Warren is leaving school early and entering the 2014 NFL Draft.
Warren was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection as a junior after helping the Gamecocks to their most successful season at the Division I level with an 11-4 record and into the quarter-finals of the NCAA playoffs.
"This is something that I've been considering since our playoff run," Warren said on Friday. "After talking to my family and Coach Clark, I think it's in my best interest to leave school early and enter the NFL draft."
Warren was one of the most athletic players on the defensive side of the ball and finished second on the team in tackles with 76 total stops. He led the Gamecocks with five interceptions that he returned for a total of 105 yards and one touchdown.
The Prattville, Ala., native also posted team-highs in passes defended (17) and pass breakups (12). He also had a fumble return and one blocked kick from his defensive back position.
Warren is one of the most athletic players on the defensive side of the ball and is second on the team in tackles with 65 total stops. He led the Gamecocks with three interceptions that he returned for a total of 86 yards and one touchdown, while also posting team-highs in passes defended (14) and pass breakups (11). The Prattville, native also had a fumble return and one blocked kick from his defensive back position.
Alan Bonner was drafted in the sixth round as a wide receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, while Tori Mobley and James Shaw each signed free agent contracts with NFL teams.
Courtesy: JSU Sports Information