Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Pierce brothers signed to play football at University of Delaware

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School seniors Christian and Christopher Pierce have signed letters of intent to play football at the University of Delaware. The twins were key players in the Colonials 9-2 season last fall that included the school’s first playoff win in more than 20 years.

Both brothers played on both sides of the ball and special teams. Christian was named First Team All-Suburban One League American Conference as both a wide receiver and a linebacker. On offense, he caught 16 passes for 375 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 100 yards. On defense, Christian had seven tackles for loss, four interceptions – two of which he returned for touchdowns – and a fumble recovery that he also returned for a score. On special teams, Christian returned two kicks for touchdowns and also had two scores on punt returns. He also blocked a field goal. Christian is also a Distinguished Honor Roll student in the classroom.

“Christian Pierce was one of the anchors of our team on all sides of the ball,” said Head Coach Dan Chang. “He was a playmaker in every sense of the word. His ability to find the football and get in on every play was uncanny.”

Christopher was limited to seven games because of an injury. He was named Second Team All-SOLAC as a defensive back and received Honorable Mention as a running back. Offensively, Christopher scored six touchdowns, while defensively he forced one fumble and recovered another.

“Christopher was a dynamic runner and safety for us,” Coach Chang said. “Unfortunately we lost him for a good part of the season. When he was on the field, he was likely to make a big run every time he touched the ball.”