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Inside the Burrow: With Charles Pierre



#20 Charles Pierre

Senior, Running Back -5-9, 210

Lake Highland Prep - Orlando, Fl

Charles Pierre showing a little Flair in '08

Charles Pierre is part of a solid duo in the backfield for the Owls and broke out with some career numbers against Alabama-Birmingham, including a career long 73 yard TD run to help seal a victory against the Blazers.  He seems to be be running with power and more determination this season, setting his eyes on a repeat trip to New Orleans.

What are some of your goals for the '08 season?


My goals are to get back to a bowl game.


After a career type of day against UAB, 139 Yards on 13 carries 2TDs, what do you take away from that performance and prepare for the game against Michigan State?


We will take away the knowledge that we had success in both the run and the passing game and hope to do the same thing against Michigan State.


You had a career long 73 yards TD run against UAB, how does it feel to finally have a huge run like that?


It felt good. I felt like all the hard work is paying off. The line did a good job blocking and the receivers did a nice job blocking down field opening things up.


What are the biggest influences in your live that help define who you are as a person & football player?


My family in general, everything I do is for them. Whether it is playing football or in school all my goals are focused on my family and for them to be proud of me. I want to create a better situation.



Does playing a team like Texas help you prepared any differently, for a team like Michigan State?


It gives you a measuring stick on what teams are going to be like in out of conference play. Texas is going to be the best team we play this year and now we know we can go out and compete with those guys or any body.


You seem to be running with much more purpose this year, what did you do in the off-season to help you prepare for the '08 season?


As time goes on, you have a sense of more urgency. You want to go out and give it all you have because this is my last year. I want to go all out.


You and Dilvory Edgecomb have become a very dependable tandem in the backfield, how has that help you develop as a back?


It helps us both. We go out and compete and it is competition. We both know we are going to play and it depends on style. We both want to help the team.


What are your plans after playing football at FAU?


After football is all said and done, I plan to go to law school.


What are some of you hobbies outside of football?


Working on cars and spending time with the family relaxing.



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