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Falcons' two-way tackle still has a nasty streak on Friday nights
By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, Modified: June 29, 2010 at 11:26 am •  Published: June 27, 2010

Now, he's working to rebuild his body with more muscle, which combined with his natural gifts, might make him a scary sight at the line of scrimmage.

“I just need to keep hitting the weight room now,” Pierson said. “I'd like to get below 290, maybe 285. That would be good.

“I only come out for a few plays in most of the games. You get used to it and don't get so tired, but I need to be in good shape.”

And there's no mistaking Pierson's value to the Falcons on both sides of the ball. On a team loaded with Division I recruits, he's the only one on the lines, which lacked size and consistency last season. To help in both of those areas, Millwood needs Pierson on the field.

“Davion did a good job last year, even at 320. He didn't come off the field very much. He would look over at us sometimes, and we'd just pretend we didn't see him,” Cox said with a smile.

“He's one of the key pieces to the machine. If we want to succeed, Davion can't come off the football field.”

Super 30 No. 11

Name: Davion Pierson

School: Millwood

Height: 6-1

Weight: 295 pounds

Position: Defensive tackle

Offers: Kansas State, Tulsa

Did you know?: Though his future seems more promising on defense, Pierson could end up being an offensive guard in college. Some programs, such as Missouri, are recruiting him to potentially play either side of the ball. “Some coaches like his footwork on offense,” Millwood assistant coach Kevin Cox said. “They want big, nasty offensive linemen with that defensive mentality, and that's what Davion is.”


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