Erik Pears
T #72
Colorado State
Offensive Line
TOTAL 117 102
2015 SF 16 16
2014 BUF 16 16
2013 BUF 16 16
2012 BUF 7 7
2011 BUF 16 16
2010 BUF 2 1
2010 JAC 0 0
2009 OAK 12 4
2008 DEN 0 0
2007 DEN 16 16
2006 DEN 16 10

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PRO: Versatile, athletic offensive lineman saw significant action in his first season with the Raiders…Has played in 44 league games with 30 starts over four seasons…

PRO: Versatile, athletic offensive lineman saw significant action in his first season with the Raiders…Has played in 44 league games with 30 starts over four seasons…

2009: Played in 12 games with four starts, two at left guard and two at right tackle…Also contributed on special teams…Inactive for four games from 11/15-12/6…(9/14) vs. SD: Saw first action as a Raider on special teams…(9/27) vs. DEN: Made first career start at LG in place of an injured Robert Gallery…(10/4) @ HOU: Started at LG…(10/11) @ NYG: Started at RT in place of an injured Cornell Green…Blocked on a five-yard touchdown run by RB Michael Bush…(10/18) vs. PHI: Started at RT…Held the line as QB JaMarcus Russell passed for 224 yards, including an 86-yard touchdown pass to TE Zach Miller…Helped Raiders rush for 116 yards as a team…(11/1) @ SD: Saw time on the offensive line…(12/13) vs. WAS: Saw action on special teams…(12/20) @ DEN: Played on special teams…(12/27) @ CLE: Played on special teams and on the offensive line…

2008: Did not see action for the Broncos…Placed on the reserve/non-football illness list on 10/22 after undergoing an appendectomy…Inactive for first seven games…

2007: Started all 16 games at right tackle in his second professional season…Helped the Broncos rank fifth in the NFL in yards per rush (4.6 avg.) and ninth in rushing yards per game (122.3)...Blocked for five individual 100-yard rushing performances...(9/9) @ BUF: Started the season opener…Helped Denver total season highs in yards (470) and yards per play (6.5)...(9/30) @ IND: Part of an offensive effort that resulted in a season-best 223 rushing yards on 32 carries (6.2)...(12/9) vs. KC: Paved the way for 215 rushing yards on 34 carries (6.3)…(12/30) vs. MIN: Helped team rush for 128 yards on 27 carries (4.7) against the league’s top-ranked rushing defense…

2006: Played in all 16 games and started the final 10 contests at LT in his first full season…(9/10) @ STL: Made his professional debut, seeing time on special teams…(10/22) @ CLE: Saw first career action on the offensive line…(10/29) vs. IND: Made his first career start at LT…Helped team post 227 rushing yards…(12/3) vs. SEA: Helped block for Tatum Bell’s career-high 133 yards on “Sunday Night Football”…(12/10) @ SD: Helped clear the way for Bell’s 116-yard outing…

2005: Spent season on the Broncos practice squad…Allocated to NFL Europe and earned All-NFL Europe honors as a standout for the Cologne Centurions…Started all 10 games for Cologne…Made three starts at T and seven starts at G…Signed by the Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent.

COLLEGE: A three-year starter and two-time first team All-Mountain West Conference selection at Colorado State…Played in 48 games (40 starts) for the Rams…Started every game in each of his final two seasons…Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Gridiron Classic after earning first team all-conference honors in 2004…A preseason Outland Trophy candidate entering his junior year in 2003…Named first team All-MWC as a junior…Started 13 of 14 contests as a sophomore…Garnered honorable mention All-MWC honors…Started three games as a redshirt freshman in 2001, making his first career start in a win against Utah.

PERSONAL: Two-time all-state selection in football at Kennedy (Denver, CO) High School…Won three consecutive league wrestling titles in his weight class...Also competed in track...Married with a son.

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