Antonio Pierce Parents: Meet Father Cleo Burrows And Mother

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Antonio Pierce was born to his parents, a Bermudian father and an American mother, in California, U.S. Upholding their private nature, his parents have been out of the public limelight.  

Antonio’s parents are shrouded in a veil of mystery with scant details available, creating an air of mystery and curiosity.

In this article, we will learn more about the coach’s family life, including details about his parents, wife, and children.

Antonio Pierce During His NFL Playing Days
Antonio Pierce During His NFL Playing Days (Source: Long Beach Post)

A retired footballer-turned-coach, Antonio Pierce currently serves as the interim head coach for Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL.

Antonio professionally played from 2001 to 2009 as an undrafted free agent before retiring in 2010. Throughout his career, he played for two NFL teams- Washington Redskins and New York Giants.

While with the Giants, he attained the peak of his career and clinched victory in the Super Bowl.

Upon retiring, the former linebacker opted for a coaching career, taking up a role as a head coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

Subsequently, Antonio held various coaching positions at Arizona State before transitioning to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Who Are Antonio Pierce Parents?

Antonio Pierce was born on October 26, 1978, to his father, Cleo Burrows, and his mother (name undisclosed) in Long Beach, California.

His father is from Bermuda, whereas his mother is an American by nationality. Some sources suggest Antonio is an only child of his parents, and he might have some half-siblings from his father’s side.

Despite his popularity, Antonio’s parents have adeptly maintained a private lifestyle, with hardly any specifics available about their personal and professional lives.

Antonio Pierce With His Father
Antonio Pierce With His Father (Source: Instagram)

While Antonio has shared a couple of pictures with his father on Instagram, his mother remains a mystery.

Also, glancing through his Instagram, Antonio seems to share a close relationship with his grandparents. There are a few pictures of them featuring on his Instagram profile.

More On His Family: Married Life And Kids

Antonio Pierce met his wife, Jocelyn Pierce, during the ESPN Fantasy Football Draft in August 2006.

Jocelyn Pierce (nee. Maldonado), who was a model at the event, instantly caught the linebacker’s eyes, and since then, they have been inseparable. 

After dating for a while, Antonio proposed to Jocelyn in February 2007, and a year later, on May 24, 2008, they tied the knot. They had a destination wedding in Maui, attended by their close friend and family. 

The Coach With His Wife On Their Wedding Day
The Coach With His Wife On Their Wedding Day (Source: InStyle)

His wife, Jocelyn, a Bayamon, Puerto Rico native, is a former model, sports reporter, and currently a licensed realtor.

A graduate of Florida International University, Jocelyn previously attended Central Connecticut State University, graduating with a communications degree. 

As a reporter, she has worked for various media, including Fox Sports Net, NFL Network, and Bally Sports West. After ten years of career in sports broadcasting, she opted for a career in real estate. Presently, Jocelyn works for eXp Realty as a full-time realtor.

Nevertheless, the two are thriving in their respective fields and have been alongside each other through thick and thin.

Moreover, along with being supportive partners, they are also proud parents. Antonio and Jocelyn share four children: Ava Pierce, Antonio Pierce Jr, Carmelo Pierce, and Mary Pierce. 

Besides them, he has three other kids named De’Andre, Anthony, and Jayla Pierce from his previous relationships.

Utsana Thapa
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