Name: Ty-Meer Brown
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Graduate Student
Weight: 201 lbs.
Hometown: McKeesport, PA
High School: McKeesport
2013 Stats (UConn): Started the first seven games of the year at strong safety before missing the final five games due to a neck/back injury. Finished the season with 51 tackles, 2.0 TFL and two fumble recoveries. Recorded a career-high 12 tackles at No. 21 UCF on October 26. Recorded eight tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble which he returned for a 34-yard touchdown vs. No. 14 Michigan.
2014 Projections: Say hello to Ty-Meer Brown, one of four grad student transfers for the 2014 season. Ty-Meer comes to BC via UConn where he started the first seven games of the season before suffering a spine/neck issue due to spinal stenosis. At the time, the injury was thought to be career-ending with UConn coach Bob Diaco offering Ty-Meer a position as a student-coach in 2014. However, Brown, having graduated from UConn this summer, will give it one more go with the Eagles in 2014. It's hard to project what sort of impact Brown will have on the Eagles secondary with lingering questions about his injury. Best case he's able to make an impact for the Eagles young secondary.
How'd He Get Here: Transferred to BC for the fall semester (2014) after graduating from UConn. Out of high school, Ty-Meer was a 2-star recruit out of western Pennsylvania that chose the Huskies over claimed offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State, his hometown Pittsburgh and Toledo.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Ty-Meer on Twitter @tymeerb15.
I honestly got the craziest feeling that being in Boston for the next few months is going to change my life— Ty-Meer Brown (@tymeerb15) July 17, 2014
Uniform History: WR Grant Adams wore the #5 jersey from 2001-04 and still ranks among the school's all-time leaders in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. A pair of notable BC quarterbacks also wore the number in Alfred Weston (1925-28), who still ranks among the school leaders in career touchdowns, and Edward Foley (1964-65), father of Glenn Foley. And don't forget Worcester's Walter Comerford, a four-year letterwinner and captain of the 1921 Eagles squad. Most recently the number was worn by WR Ryan Lindsey (2010) and DB Al Louis-Jean (2011-13).
UConn Defensive Back Ty-Meer Brown Transfers To Boston College (BC Interruption)
Ty-Meer Brown Talks About Spinal Stenosis, Coping, The Future (Hartford Courant)
Neck injury forces UConn safety to retire (NBC Sports College Football Talk)