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Erik Pears
OL #79
Height:
6-8
Weight:
316
Age:
31
College:
Colorado State
Hometown:
Price, UT
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2013):

G
16
GS
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 85 70
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
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 NE L 21-23
2 CAR W 24-23
3 @NYJ L 20-27
4 BAL W 23-20
5 @CLE L 24-37
6 CIN L 24-27
7 @MIA W 23-21
8 @NO L 17-35
9 KC L 13-23
10 @PIT L 10-23
11 NYJ W 37-14
13 ATL L 31-34
14 @TB L 6-27
15 @JAC W 27-20
16 MIA W 19-0
17 @NE L 20-34

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Bio

PRO
Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on December 14th, 2010 after being released by Jacksonville (11/9)… entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2005… spent the 2009 season with Oakland and joined the Jaguars as a free agent in October

PRO
Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on December 14th, 2010 after being released by Jacksonville (11/9)… entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2005… spent the 2009 season with Oakland and joined the Jaguars as a free agent in October


2013

•    Started all 16 games for the fourth time in his career. Helped block for just the second Bills running back duo in franchise history to exceed 800 yards a piece on the ground.

•    vs. NE (9/8): Started at right tackle for an offensive line that did not allow a sack and blocked for a rushing attack that tallied 136 yards.

•    vs. CAR (9/15): Started at left tackle on an offensive line that blocked for a rushing attack that tallied 149 yards, including a 103 yard performance from RB C.J. Spiller.

•    at NYJ (9/22): Started at right tackle.

•    vs. BAL (9/29): Started at right tackle, blocking for a rushing attack that tallied 203 yards and a touchdown--the first rushing TD allowed by the Ravens this season. 

•    at CLE (10/3): Started at right tackle, blocking for a rushing attack that totaled 155 yards and three scores.

•    vs. CIN (10/13): Started at right tackle, blocking for a rushing attack that tallied 130 yards and a score ... Played in his 75th career game ... Rushing attack accounted for at least 120 yards for the sixth consecutive week. 

•    at MIA (10/20): Started at right tackle

•    at NO (10/27): Started at right tackle

•    vs. KC (11/3): Started at right tackle, part of an offensive line that did not give up a sack or quarterback hit and blocked for a rushing attack that recorded a season-high 241 yards on the ground.

•    at PIT (11/10): Started at right tackle

•    vs. NYJ (11/17): Started at right tackle along an offensive line that only allowed one sack ... Played in his 80th career game.

•    vs. ATL (12/1): Started at right tackle along an offensive line that did not give up a sack and blocked for a rushing attack that totaled 195 yards and three scores.

•    at TB (12/8): Started at right tackle

•    at JAC (12/15): Started at right tackle, blocking for a ground game that registered 198 yards and a score.

•    vs. MIA (12/22): Started at right tackle, blocking for a rushing attack that totaled 203 yards and a score in addition to only allowing one sack.

•    at NE (12/29): Started at right tackle

2012

•    At NYJ (9/9), started at right tackle and helped block for a rushing attack that amassed 195 yards, including a career-high 169 yards by RB C.J. Spiller ... offense did not allow a sack...
•    vs. KC (9/16), started at right tackle and helped block for a rushing attack that gained 201 yards and offense did not allow a sack for the second straight week... second time in team history the offensive line held opponents to zero sacks in the first two games of a season (1980)
•    at Cle. (9/23), tallied his 50th career start, at right tackle, part of an offensive attack that accounted for 344 yards, including 138 rushing... offense has surrendered just one sack this season, came on a fumble by QB R. Fitzpatrick when the ball slipped out of his hand and he wasn’t touched by a defender

•    vs. NE (9/30), started at right tackle, part of an offense that produced 438 yards of offense

•    at SF (10/7), Started at right tackle ... part of an offensive line that only allowed one sack throughout the contest
•    at Ari. (10/14), started at right tackle and helped pave the way for 165 yards on the ground
•    vs. Ten. (10/21), started at right tackle and helped lead a rushing attack that amassed 166 yards
•    at Hou. (11/4), inactive for the first time this season, due to injury
•     Placed on Inured Reserve on November 7, 2012


2011

•    Started all 16 games for the second time in his NFL career -- part of offense that allowed a league-best 23 sacks in 2011 and ranked fifth in the NFL (first in the AFC) with 4.9 yards per rush.
•    23 sacks allowed are the third-fewest in a Bills 16-game season
•    Started at RT at KC (9/11) and helped the offense produce 163 rushing yards and part of an offensive line that yielded 1.0 sack

•    Started at RT vs. OAK (9/18) and blocked for a rushing attack that produced 217 yards whole holding the Raiders to zero sacks

•    Vs. NE (9/25): started at RT on an offensive line that did not allow a sack and offense gained 448 net yards
•    at CIN (10/2): started for the fourth straight week... has appeared in 50 career games with 35 starts
•    vs. PHI (10/9): started at RT and helped block for rushing attack that tallied 143 yards ... held the then-NFL leading sack defense to one sack

•at NYG (10/16): started at RT and helped block for a rushing attack that tallied 155 yards
•vs. WAS (10/30): started at RT, helped block for rushing game that produced 138 yards and RB Fred Jackson’s third straight 100-yard game and fifth this season
•vs. NYJ (11/6): started at RT, offense did not allow a sack
•at DAL (11/13): started at RT ... Helped paved the way for  Fred Jackson’s sixth 100-yard game of the season and held Dallas to one sack
•at MIA (11/20): started at RT
•at NYJ (11/27): started at RT
•vs. TEN (12/4): started at RT
•at SD (12/11): started at RT
•vs. MIA (12/18): started at RT
•vs. DEN (12/24): started at RT
•at NE (1/1):  started at RT, has started every game this season... part of offense that allowed a league-best 23 sacks this season and ranked fifth in the NFL with a 4.9 yards per rush

 

2010 w/Oakland, Jacksonville & Buffalo
•    Spent portions of the season on the active rosters of the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars before joining the Bills on December 14th

•    At MIA (12/19): Inactive

•    Vs. NE (12/26): Played in his first game as a Bill and 45th of his career...spelled Mansfield Wrotto at right tackle

•    At NYJ (1/2): Started his first game as a Buffalo Bill at right tackle and played in his second straight game to close out the season


2009 w/Oakland

•    Played in 12 games, making four starts: two at left guard and two at right tackle and contributed on special teams

•    Made first career start at LG in place of an injured Robert Gallery vs. DEN (9/27)

•    Started at LG at HOU (10/4) and RT at NYG (10/11)

 

2008 w/Denver

•    Did not see action for the Broncos… placed on reserve/non-football illness list (10/22) after undergoing an appendectomy… inactive for the first seven games


2007 w/Denver

•    Started all 16 games at right tackle in his second year… helped the Broncos rank fifth in the NFL in yards per carry (4.6) and ninth in rushing yards per game (122.3)… blocked for five 100-yard rushing performances

•    Started the season opener at BUF (9/9), helping Denver total season bests in yards (470) and yards per play (6.5)

•    Part of an offensive effort that resulted in a season-best 223 rushing yards on 32 carries (6.2)

 

2006 w/Denver

•    Played in all 16 games, starting each of the final 10 contest at LT in his first full season

•    Made NFL debut on special teams at STL (9/10)

•    Made his first career start at LT vs. IND (10/29), helping team post 227 rushing yards

 

2005 w/ Denver
•    Spent the season on the 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, three at T and seven at G

 

COLLEGE

A three-year starter and two-time first team All-Mountain West Conference selection… played in 48 games with 40 starts for the Rams, including starts in each games in his final two seasons… selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Gridiron Classic after earning first team all-conference accolades 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 games as a sophomore… ganared honorable mention All-MWC honors… made three starts as a redshirt freshman in 2001, making first career start in win vs. Utah

 

PERSONAL

Two-time all-state selection in football at Kennedy (Denver, CO) High School… won three straight league wrestling titles in his weight class… also competed in track

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