Ron Brace, American football player, Died at 29


Ronald “Ron” Jeffery Brace III was born on December 18, 1986, and died on April 23, 2016.

He was an American football nose tackle.

Ron was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft as a defensive end.

Brace played college football at Boston College.

He attended Burncoat Senior High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

During his senior years, Brace earned All-State and Worcester Telegram & Gazette all-star honors.

Ron was also a three-time conference all-star choice and played in the 2004 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic.

In 2003, Ron was the team captain and team MVP and also excelled in track and field, winning the state shot put title in 2003 and 2004.

He was ranked as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school by both 247 Sports and Rivals.

He also received offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Hofstra, UMass, and Northeastern.

Ron eventually committed to Boston College in February 2004.

In the redshirting the 2004 season, Brace made his college debut for Boston College in the 2005 season opener at BYU.

Ron finished the season with 11 tackles (six solos) and one tackle for loss in 12 games (one start).

Ron Brace finished the 2007 season with 27 total tackles (14 solos), 7.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks.

He started his 2008 senior season on the Outland Trophy and All-ACC team watch lists.

Brace played in all 14 games in 2008, recording 27 tackles and three sacks while paired with defensive tackle B. J. Raji, a first-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Ron signed with the Washington Redskins on February 14, 2013, he was released on August 31, 2013.

Ron Brace passed away at 29 yrs old.