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Buck Pierce Back in Winnipeg
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WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought a familiar face and fan favourite back into the fold, hiring former quarterback Buck Pierce as the team's running backs coach.

Pierce retired from the Canadian Football League on Tuesday after nine seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and BC Lions, finishing with 15,289 yards, 76 touchdowns, 1,200 completions, and 130 games played.

“Deciding not to play football anymore was a difficult decision, but having the opportunity to re-join the Bombers in a coaching role was really a perfect fit," said Pierce.

"I am thrilled they wanted me to be a part of what I believe will be a great thing here in Winnipeg. I said when I was traded that I hoped one day I would be back in some capacity, and today is a really special day for my family and me,” he added.

One of the most popular players to don a Bomber uniform over the past decade, Pierce was traded to the Lions in September of 2013 after spending close to four seasons in Winnipeg. The Kansas born Pierce became a true Winnipegger throughout that time, laying deep roots in the Manitoba capital, both personally and professionally.

He is involved in countless community initiatives including Special Olympics Manitoba, Manitoba Minor Football,  Ronald McDonald House, Faces of Freedom, The Dream Factory and United Way after school programs.

“Buck has been through the trenches as a quarterback in this league. He has great experience, and will be a valued asset to our coaching staff,” said Head Coach Mike O’Shea.

“He will be able to relate to our players very well, and the ability to add a former CFL quarterback to our staff was important to us. He will be a great teacher to our running backs and a strength to our offensive staff."

“We are very excited to welcome Buck back to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. His dedication to our community, our organization, and his passion to be a winner, makes this a great fit for not only our football operations, but our entire organization. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a better franchise with Buck Pierce a part of it, and I’m very pleased Kyle and Mike were able to bring him on board,” said President and CEO Wade Miller.

Fan Comments
als rule
maybe NO surprise to many BUT is kevin glenn going to be the next big surprise for HC O'Shea?!!
March 07, 2014 - 6:08pm
 
tare13
now they must sign Kevin Glenn again so the Riders have competition in the West.hehe
March 07, 2014 - 1:54pm
 
HGM
Great News! Buck is a class act, a tireless ambassador for our team and city and an inspiration for anyone who saw him play. This is an important step in regaining some pride in our football team. Now all we need is an offensive line.
March 07, 2014 - 1:45pm
 
JimmyJ
Way to go Bombers - a great move for everyone involved. Now get out there and KICK SOME BUTT !!
March 07, 2014 - 9:22am