PIERRE DESIR – Lindenwood University

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Updated: May 15, 2014

Drafted in the 2014 NFL DRAFT, in the 4th rd. to the Cleveland Browns.

The Cleveland Browns selected the winner of the inaugural Cliff Harris Award—given to the nation’s top small-school defensive player.

Outstanding body and arm length. Explosive athlete whose 11-foot, 1-inch broad jump was second-best at the combine. Has loose hips and a fluid pedal. Superb two-year production on the ball. Natural interceptor — attacks the ball in the air like a receiver and tracks it very well. Plays big in critical situations. Very confident demeanor. Outstanding zone instincts — sees patterns developing and jumps routes. Solid tackler. Mature and accountable. Experienced, four-year starter. Demonstrated toughness to play hurt.

2012- AFCA All-American … the first Lindenwood defensive player to earn AFCA All-American honors and the first Lindenwood player to earn that award at the NCAA Division II level … named a second-team All-American by D2Football.com … first-team Don Hansen All-Super Region Three selection … first-team All-MIAA … voted the team’s Defensive Player of the Year … finished second among all levels of NCAA football with nine interceptions … tied for the NCAA Division II lead with 18 passes defended … led the MIAA in both interceptions and passes defended… tied for the sixth-most interceptions in a single season in MIAA history … became just the sixth player in MIAA history to collect over 20 interceptions in a career … set Lindenwood’s single-season interceptions record … started all 12 games … finished seventh on the team with 60 tackles and was fifth with 39 solo tackles … also had 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack …

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