Cincinnati Football: Former Bearcats wide receivers prepare to face off in NFL preseason game

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers Alec Pierce and Tyler Scott against the Murray State Racers at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers Alec Pierce and Tyler Scott against the Murray State Racers at Nippert Stadium. /
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A pair of former Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers Alec Pierce and Tyler Scott are prepared to face off in the NFL preseason on Saturday night!

Both wide receivers earned All-AAC honors during their time at Cincinnati and are hoping to make a statement as the NFL preseason continues.

Pierce posted 1,851 receiving yards in his Bearcats career before the Indianapolis Colts selected him in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Scott racked up 1,439 receiving yards in three years at Cincinnati and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Cincinnati Football: Former Bearcats wide receivers prepare to face off in NFL preseason game

After showing off elite speed and quickness throughout his career, Scott should compete for snaps as the NFL regular season approaches.

During his junior campaign at Cincinnati, Scott compiled a team-best 54 catches, 899 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 11 games last year.

Pierce impressed during his rookie campaign with the Colts after becoming the sixth former Bearcats receiver drafted in program history.

The Illinois native totaled a team-high 884 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021 as Cincinnati clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Prior to the most recent draft, Scott trained with House of Athlete in Tampa and appeared in an episode of the Whistle’s series No Days Off!

Scott became the eighth former Cincinnati receiver to get drafted since 1997 alongside Las Vegas Raiders rookie Tre Tucker and several others.

The Ohio product received a lot of attention prior to the draft after recording an unofficial time of 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Pro Day.

With a chance to earn a consistent role as a rookie, Scott is aiming to have a productive preseason and make an impression on the Bears staff.

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