Boston College Football 2014: Austin Brown, DB


It is difficult for any person not employed by the program to recognize all the names on the Boston College football roster. There are times when the number is up over 100 with scholarship players and walk-ons alike. When we find some new names, however, it’s our job to introduce them to you. Meet Austin Brown, a sophomore defensive back.

Brown joined the Eagles for spring practice in 2014, evidently as a walk-on. The Californian, not to be confused with a 2014 recruit of the same name from the same state, nor is he to be confused with Michael Jackson’s nephew — at least I don’t think so — crossed the country to make it to Boston College.

Information is scant to say the least, but we don’t believe in stalking. For one thing, it’s very time consuming, or so we hear. Anyway, here is what we do have as we try to assess Austin Brown’s function on the 2014 Eagles:

Austin Brown #42: Fast Facts

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Hometown: Simi Valley, Calfornia
  • High School: Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village, CA
  • Measurements: 6-foot-0, 180 lb.

One curiosity that arose during the research of this article: Brown’s MaxPreps page from his 2011-12 high school season listed him at 5-6 and 130 lb. If that’s true, needless to say this was a big growth spurt.

  • Class year at 2014 season opener: Sophomore
  • BC games played: 0

Austin Brown #42: 2013 Season

  • Not on roster
  • Games played: 0
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

Sometimes it can be difficult for walk-ons to break onto the two-deep. Not everyone is going to have the job fall into their laps like Steve Aponavicius did. Austin Brown will get the opportunity to prove himself, but it seems unlikely that much, if any, playing time will come his way. Boston College Athletics usually words it in the bio section as “valuable scout team member.”