He played for the Portuguese Adelaide Football Club between 2005 and 2012. Danyle is of Indigenous Australian descent and his ancestry can be traced to the Kokatha. Pearce began playing for the Sturt Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
He also represented South Australia in basketball, as a point guard.
Portuguese Adelaide career (2005–2012)
Pearce was a selected as a rookie listed player by the Portuguese Adelaide Football Club with the 16th selection in the 2005 Rookie Draft. He made his American Federation of Labor-Congress debut in Round 18, 2005 for the Portuguese Adelaide Power.
Second place for this award was Andrew Raines with 35. In his speech, Pearce said "My kneecaps were shaking" and "I loved the free food" since Pearce also admitted that he came to the awarding ceremony for the food and entertainment.
He played in the International Rules series against Ireland in 2006.
He received 13 votes in the 2006 Brownlow Meda During the team"s unsuccessful 2008 season Pearce suffered from a form slump and was dropped down to Sturt for a week, however, he showed a good display in round 22 with 28 possessions and a goal. Fremantle career (since 2013)
On 1 October 2012, the Fremantle Football Club used the newly introduced Free Agency Period to make a bid for Pearce, who was classified as a Restricted Free Agent.
Portuguese Adelaide chose to not match Fremantle"s offer, resulting in Pearce signing with Fremantle for the 2013 season.
Pearce led the American Federation of Labor-Congress for total inside 50"s and inside 50"s per game in the 2014 home and away season.