Tramaine Brock

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Tramaine Brock
Tramaine Brock in SB XLVII.jpg
Brock playing in Super Bowl XLVII.
No. 26     San Francisco 49ers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-20) August 20, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Gulfport, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Long Beach (MS)
College: Belhaven
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 57
Interceptions 7
Passes defensed 20
Forced fumbles 1
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Tramaine Brock (born August 20, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the 49ers in 2010 after not being selected in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Belhaven University.

Early life[edit]

In high-school, Brock attended and played at Long Beach Senior High School in Mississippi.

College career[edit]

Mississippi Gulf Coast[edit]

Brock spent his freshman and sophomore years playing safety for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. In his sophomore year, he and the rest of Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs had an undefeated season with a 12-0 record and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship game which his team won by a margin of 62-28 over Kilgore College. That season he recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles. During his time there, he was teammates with Terrence Cody.[1]

University of Minnesota[edit]

In his junior year, Brock transferred to the University of Minnesota. He was made a starter and was third on the team in tackles and led them with 71, an interception two passes defended, and three forced fumbles. After only one season, he left the University of Minnesota after being suspended for failing to qualify academically.[2]

Belhaven University[edit]

In 2009, Brock transferred to Belhaven University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to finish out his senior year.[3]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

2010 Season[edit]

Brock signed as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco 49ers after going unselected in the 2010 NFL Draft on April 26, 2010. The team later released him on September 14, 2010, but signed with the practice squad the next day. Five days later, he signed on to the active roster. Brock would be released again on October 12, then put on the practice squad two days later. He was signed to the active roster on the October 27. In 2010, Brock made his NFL debut against the Denver Broncos and that year only played in three games and recorded only four tackles.

2011 Season[edit]

In 2011, Brock played in 11 games but he missed three games due to a hand injury. That year Brock recorded six tackles and two interceptions in back to back games. He got his first interception in the first game of the season versus the Seattle Seahawks and his second versus the Dallas Cowboys with an 18 yard return.

2012 Season[edit]

Brock later signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on March 12, 2012. During the 2012 season, Brock played all 16 games, mostly on special teams, and recorded 16 tackles for the year. Against the St. Louis Rams, a divisional rival, he forced a key fumble late in the game that led to a go ahead score by the 49ers.

2013 Season[edit]

In the 2013 offseason, Brock signed a $1.323 million tender with the 49ers keeping him there until the 2014 season.[4][5]

On October 6, 2013, Brock scored his first touchdown against the Houston Texans on an interception off quarterback Matt Schaub. Later in the game, Brock recorded his 2nd interception of the game, making it the first multi-interception game in his career. Brock was named the team's third cornerback, replacing the injured Nnamdi Asomugha, who was later released by the team.

After the game against the Texans, Brock was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

On November 22, 2013, Brock agreed to a four year extension with the 49ers worth $16 million including $7 million in guaranteed money.[6]

When Tarell Brown went down with a rib contusion in week 11 in a loss against the New Orleans Saints, Brock took over as duties as starting cornerback.

Brock was a key part of a memorable play in Week 16, on Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons. The game was a rematch of the previous year's NFC Championship game and the last regular season game at Candlestick Park. Matt Ryan had just thrown a 2 yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez with 2:09 remaining to make it a 27-24 game. Atlanta recovered the subsequent onside kick and completed 2 quick passes to get down to the 49ers 10 yard line. On the next play, Brock deflected a Ryan pass, which was caught by teammate NaVorro Bowman. Bowman returned the interception 89 yards for a game sealing touchdown. Brock finished the game with an interception in the end-zone as time expired.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Former MGCCC Bulldogs Super Bowl bound
  2. ^ Safety Tramaine Brock leaves the U
  3. ^ Borden, Sam (January 29, 2013). "To the Big Stage, the Long Way". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  4. ^ Alper, Josh (March 7, 2013). "49ers tender Tramaine Brock". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  5. ^ "49ers CB Brock Signs Tender". 49ers.com. April 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  6. ^ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000285996/article/tramaine-brock-49ers-agree-to-contract-extension

Parrott, R. (2011, September 23). Belhaven Alum Tramaine Brock is NFL Interception Leader for San Francisco 49ers.

Parrott, R. (2012, January 23). Congratulation Tramaine Brock.

Belhaven University. (2013, February 1). Q&A With Current San Francisco 49er and Former Blazer Tramaine Brock.

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