GLORY DAYS: Its been downhill since for Mark Pierce, one a human battering ram in the Hog backfield.

  • GLORY DAYS: It’s been downhill since for Mark Pierce, once a human battering ram in the Hog backfield.

As the faithful count days to football season, it might not be the perfect time to recall the tough times that some encounter after gridiron glory. Or maybe it is.

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Recommended: Another good story from Evin Demirel at Sporting Life Arkansas on the hard life of former Hog fullback Mark Pierce, who now spends his days in a maximum security unit of an East Texas prison.