Signed by Green Bay as a free agent on May 9, 2016…Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Detroit on May 7, 2015…Spent the regular season on the Lions’ practice squad in ’15…Started 16 of 46 games played for Kent State, totaling 97 receptions for 1,040 yards (10.7 avg.) and 11 touchdowns…Finished his career with two or more catches in 18 straight games and three-plus catches in 12 consecutive games…Started all 11 games played as a senior in 2014, recording career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (641) and receiving TDs (six) on his way to earning second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors…Earned the Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award and was named to the All-MAC Academic Team...Named to the College Football Performance Awards Tight Ends Watch List and the John Mackey Award Preseason and Midseason Watch Lists…Was a Burlsworth Trophy nominee…Registered four catches for 80 yards (20.0 avg.) and a TD vs. South Alabama (Sept. 6)…Hauled in a career-high two TD catches vs. Army (Oct. 18) and finished with five receptions for 55 yards (11.0 avg.) on the day…Logged career highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards (127, 10.6 avg.) at Bowling Green (Nov. 12) and added a TD catch…Started two of 12 games played as a junior in 2013, recording 33 catches for 364 yards (11.0 avg.) and five TDs…Notched five catches for 50-plus yards in three out of four games to finish the season…Hauled in his first career TD on a 6-yard catch in the season opener vs. Liberty (Aug. 29)…Registered five catches for a season-high 71 yards (14.2 avg.) vs. Buffalo (Oct. 26)…Recorded five receptions for 57 yards (11.4 avg.) at Akron (Nov. 2)…Finished off the season with five receptions for 51 yards (10.2 avg.) and a TD at Ohio (Nov. 19)…Started three of 13 games played as a sophomore in 2012, registering one catch for 10 yards on the season…Made his first career start in Kent State’s 23-7 victory at Buffalo (Sept. 19)…Recorded his lone reception of the season for 10 yards at Miami of Ohio (Nov. 10)…Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011, recording three receptions for 25 yards (8.3 avg.)…Made his first collegiate appearance at Alabama (Sept. 3)…Came down with his first collegiate reception for 6 yards at Kansas State (Sept. 17)…Earned his degree in sports administration with a minor in business…Attended Normandy High School in Parma, Ohio, where he finished with 22 TD passes, 1,500 passing yards, 1,400 rushing yards, 125 tackles and three interceptions…Played quarterback, linebacker, safety, cornerback and defensive end and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection…Played baseball and lettered in basketball as a sophomore and senior…Single, lives in Cleveland, Ohio…Given name Casey William Pierce; born in Cleveland, Ohio.