Walk-on who participated in spring 2014 drills and brought down 3 ball carriers in the Bears' Maroon and White spring game (4/26/14).
High School: Was starting outside linebacker for Coach Brad Bolding at North Little Rock (Ark.) High where his team was 11-2 his senior year in 2012 ... Earned all-conference, all-metro and all-state honors as a senior for the No. 2 ranked defense in Arkansas that led the state in fewest passing yards allowed ... Team was 10-3 his junior season while he earned all-metro, all-conference and Class 7A all-state honors ... Team was ranked as top defense in the state his junior season (2011).
Personal: Dionte Martez Pearson was born 12/29/94 in North Little Rock, Ark. ... Son of Rufus Pearson, Jr., and Valerie Smith of North Little Rock ... Has four siblings: Jaylyn, Tyler, Zyon and Zaria ... Plans to major in Physical Therapy.