BC mourns the loss of Ron Brace, a Patriot and former Eagle

Boston College defensive lineman died at age 29

Former defensive lineman, Ron Brace, died Saturday at his home in Springfield at the age of 29. He was a 2009 second-round draft choice of the New England Patriots

The 6-foot-3, 330-pound Brace played in 39 games (seven starts) for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012. The cause of death is not suspicious, Springfield Police Captain Robert Strzempek told MassLive.com.

BC released a statement on his passing. It said: “Brace was a standout student-athlete during one of the most successful four-year periods in Boston College football history (2005-08), helping the Eagles to a 39-14 record and three bowl game championships.”

BC special teams coordinator/defensive line coach Al Washington, who played on the Eagles’ defensive line with Brace, said on Twitter earlier Sunday that he had spoken with Brace two weeks ago to discuss coaching with his former teammate.


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