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Ron Brace biography

Date of birth : 1986-12-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Springfield, Massachusetts
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, Defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ron Brace III is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boston College.

Career Transactions
* Ron Brace was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (40th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/23/09).

2010 (8/4)
* Made one tackle in a start against the Steelers (11/14).
* Made seven tackles in a reserve role against the Browns (11/7).
* Saw time in a reserve role and registered three tackles against Minnesota (10/31).
* Was inactive against the Chargers (10/24).
* Made one tackle against the Ravens as a reserve defensive lineman (10/17).
* Registered one tackle in a reserve role against Miami (10/4).
* Had one tackle against the Bills in his third straight start (9/26).
* Started at defensive end in the first three games of the season.
* Registered two tackles against Cincinnati in the season opener (9/12) and three tackles against the Jets (9/19).

2009 Season
* Played in nine games with two starts and finished the season with nine total tackles.
* Was listed as a day-of-game inactive seven times.
* Made his first NFL start in the Patriots 17-10 win at Buffalo (12/20) at nose tackle in place of an injured Vince Wilfork and tallied a season-high five total tackles.
* Made his second straight start in place of Wilfork in the Patriots 35-7 AFC East title win vs. Jacksonville (12/27). H Was inactive for the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).


* Started 40 of his 49 career games at Boston College.
* Recorded 85 career tackles (50 solo), including 23 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks.
* Selected All-ACC second team in his senior campaign.
* Awarded All-ACC honorable mention honors in his junior year.
* Part of a BC defense that recorded three shutouts, tying USC for the most of any team in the Bowl Subdivision as a senior in 2008.


* Ronald Jeffery Brace III was born the son of Vonda Lewis and Ronald Brace Jr. on Dec. 18, 1986.
* Earned all-state honors as a senior lineman at Worcester Burncoat High School.
* Gained 2003 Worcester Telegram & Gazette all-star honors.
* Earned three-time Inter-High all-star honors and captured 2003 team MVP honors.
* Served as team captain for head coach Chris Moriarty.
* Played in the 2004 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic.
* Also excelled as a member of Burncoatís track and field team and won the state shot put title in 2003 and 2004.
* Majored in psychology at Boston College.

* It is rare that a professional athelete has an opportunity to pursue his career in his hometown. Brace grew up in Springfield, Mass. before moving to Worcester. He played college football at Boston College and joined the Patriots as a second round pick in 2009.
* A talented cartoonist, Brace has said he would like to work in the arts after his playing career - specifically in sneaker design.

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