March 4, 2014

Report: Pierce to announce retirement Staff

WINNIPEG — According to a report by CJOB and columnist Bob Irving, quarterback Buck Pierce is set to announce his retirement.

Pierce played nine seasons in the CFL, suiting up for both the Lions and Blue Bombers.

The 32-year-old ends his CFL career with 15,289 yards, 76 touchdowns and an 89.2 QB rating on 1,200 completions. Known for his toughness and on-field leadership, Pierce spent started his career in 2005 with the BC Lions and spent five seasons wearing Orange and Black.

Pierce then signed with Winnipeg as a free agent in 2010 and was almost immediately named their starting quarterback. He would go on to play just under four seasons with the Bombers, highlighted by an appearance in the 99th Grey Cup.

In Week 11 of last season, Pierce was traded back to the Lions in exchange for receiver Akeem Foster.

More to come….