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Former NFL Star Antonio Pierce Asking $10.9M for SoCal Spread

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    Ocean view living room

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    Antonio Pierce (2009 Michael DeHoog/Sports Imagery)

Far, far away from "Friday Night Lights," Coach Eric Taylor would be in awe of the high school football coach who just put his stunning ocean view home on the market for $10,890,000. But we must mention the seller is former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, who also moonlights as an NFL analyst for ESPN.

The high school where this high roller is coaching happens to be football powerhouse Long Beach Polytechnic, which has sent more players to the NFL than any other high school in the country. Still, it is a public school and we doubt any other high school coach in the country could afford this spread.

And there's no doubt that most coaches' wives would be in awe of the earning power of Pierce's wife, Jocelyn. She's a Realtor, and she holds the listing for this stunning home. Commission on it would be the ultimate score.

What makes the home so valuable? For one thing, it's located in Palos Verdes Estates, which is one of the fanciest neighborhoods within a 20-minute drive of Long Beach, CA. It also sits high atop a hill in the heart of the Lunada Bay enclave, and offers unobstructed ocean views, plus complete privacy.

Measuring 10,095 square feet, it has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two half-baths. It seems even larger thanks to the enormous windows throughout. Luxury features include a wine cellar, a gym with tall mirrors, a game room with a pool table, a basketball court, and a tennis court. It has everything the aspiring, or retiring, athlete could want or need.

Anyone would enjoy the views from the spacious master suite, which also has floor-to-ceiling windows and a bath with a steam shower. Clothes storage isn't an issue thanks to a two-story closet.

The Pierces are asking more than double the $5 million they paid for the home in 2008, and it's priced considerably higher than the median listing price ($1.7 million) of homes in Palos Verdes Estates. We'll keep you posted on whether or not they make it into the $10 million end zone.