Everybody loves a good comeback story. Ty-Meer Brown, the newest member of the Boston College Eagles football team, is at the center of a great tale of perseverance.
Imagine being a reasonably talented football player at a BCS program, harboring dreams of a career playing the game you love. Put yourself in the shoes of Ty-Meer Brown for a moment as you, safety at the University of Connecticut, are diagnosed with a neck injury. It turns out that neck injury was due to spinal stenosis, which, as of two months ago, actually forced Brown to retire from football.
The Pennsylvania native is back and reportedly very excited to transfer to Boston College. On the Heights, he will be reunited with his former defensive coordinator, Don Brown.
It’s a great story, and Boston College could certainly use the help if Brown, a UConn graduate who will be immediately eligible, can provide it. Let’s learn some more:
Ty-Meer Brown: Fast Facts
- Position: Strong safety
- Hometown: McKeesport, Pennsylvania
- High School: McKeesport High School
- Measurements: 6-foot-0, 201 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 season opener: Graduate student, 22
- BC games played: 0
Ty-Meer Brown: 2013 Season (UConn)
- Starting strong safety before season-ending neck injury
- Games played: 7
- Cumulative stats: 51 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 fumble recoveries
- Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster; transferred to Boston College on May 16
Obviously, the top issue with Brown is his health. One would think he does not need to figure out how Don Brown operates, as he played for the coach for several years in the East Hartford area. The question is if Ty-Meer Brown will be able to contribute following his neck surgery.
This young man appears to have a lot of heart, and that counts for something. Brown looks determined to get back onto the playing field, taking advantage of a fresh start in the big city. Given the state of the secondary, if he can play, he probably will. One thing is for certain: we’re all hoping he does, if for no other reason than for him to get back to playing the sport he loves.