Pierre moves from emergency RB to game plan
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Pierre moves from emergency RB to game plan

Quarterbacks adapts quickly to shift to running back

Photo: Duke's Nicodem Pierre.

DURHAM, N.C. – Two weeks ago Nicodem Pierre moved from quarterback to running back as an emergency stopgap measure. Now he may turn out to be an important offensive weapon.

That’s how quickly the redshirt freshman has adapted. He’s even added 10 pounds to his preseason listed weight of 210. ...


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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