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Colts' Alec Pierce to Attend NFLPA Rookie Premiere This Week

Colts rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce will attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles this weekend.

The Indianapolis Colts have built their roster through the draft with some bright young stars over the last few years, and it appears they may have snagged another one this year in the second round with wide receiver Alec Pierce.

The 53rd-overall pick out of Cincinnati has been invited to participate in the 2022 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, which will be held in Los Angeles this week from May 19-21:

Following two years of virtual engagement, 42 top rookies from the 2022 NFL Draft will again gather in Los Angeles on May 19-21 to learn the business of football and jumpstart endorsement careers at the 28th annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere presented by Panini America, the exclusive trading card partner of the NFLPA. Hosted by the NFLPA and its marketing and licensing arm, NFL Players Inc., the annual event for many of the game’s marketable rookie stars will feature the unveiling of each rookie’s official jersey presented by Fanatics and Saturday's all-day live action and studio shoot for Panini trading cards.

Pierce was drafted by the Colts to be a dangerous weapon on the other side of Michael Pittman Jr. who can stretch the field vertically as well as win in contested catch situations. If he can live up to his billing, Pierce will have a star quality to him and be marketable as the NFLPA suggests.

Here is the complete list of 2022 participants:

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  • QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • QB Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans
  • QB Desmond Ridder, Atlanta Falcons
  • QB Matt Corral, Carolina Panthers
  • QB Sam Howell, Washington Commanders
  • QB Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots
  • QB Carson Strong, Philadelphia Eagles
  • RB Breece Hall, New York Jets
  • RB Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks
  • RB Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers
  • RB James Cook, Buffalo Bills
  • RB Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans
  • RB Brian Robinson Jr., Washington Commanders
  • RB Pierre Strong Jr., Nw England Patriots
  • RB Hassan Haskins, Tennessee Titans
  • RB Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders
  • RB Ty Davis-Price, San Francisco 49ers
  • WR Drake London, Atlanta Falcons
  • WR Garrett Wilson, New York Jets
  • WR Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints
  • WR Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions
  • WR Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
  • WR Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
  • WR Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs
  • WR John Metchie III, Houston Texans
  • WR Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers
  • WR Wan'Dale Robinson, New York Giants
  • WR Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts
  • WR George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • WR Tyquan Thornton, New England Patriots
  • WR Calvin Austin III, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • WR David Bell, Cleveland Browns
  • WR Velus Jones Jr., Chicago Bears
  • WR Danny Gray, San Francisco 49ers
  • WR Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers
  • WR Erik Ezukanma, Miami Dolphins
  • WR Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys
  • TE Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals
  • ED Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions
  • ED Travon Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • CB Sauce Gardner, New York Jets 
  • S Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens

"Launched in Los Angeles in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is a pioneering event in sports," per the NFLPA. "Serving as the first major business and marketing event for players since becoming professionals and providing partners with unparalleled early access to the game’s marketable new stars. Rookies gain valuable insights and connections that will assist in the development of their brands and careers on and off the field. Players will go through orientation highlighting the union’s programs and services and hear from past participants. The event also generates numerous business opportunities for current and former players."

Current Colts that have participated in the event when they were rookies are running backs Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines, wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell, and defensive end Kwity Paye.

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