BU Football Alum Grabbing NFL Headlines – RIGHT NOW, 8:30 pm

It is not yet the end of the second quarter, but already our alum, Tramaine Brock, has TWO interceptions – the first one for a touchdown.

He plays for the San Fancisco 49ers.  The game is on NBC.

Trmaine is getting lots of attention from Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, who are broadcasting the game.

Here is the a news story about Tramine from two days ago:

49ers’ Tramaine Brock faces tall order

By Cam Inman

SANTA CLARA — Injured cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been impressed by what he’s seen from his replacement, Tramaine Brock, who’s expected to be the 49ers’ No. 3 cornerback for a second straight game Sunday night.

“He’s played well ever since I’ve been here. He’s quick,” said Asomugha, an 11th-year veteran who joined the 49ers in April.

Brock, who’s 5-foot-10, will need his speed Sunday night to help keep track of Houston Texans star Andre Johnson, who’s 6-3.

“I like that matchup. (Brock) is an aggressive corner, and he’s not going to back down by any means,” safety Eric Reid said. “We’re going to depend on him to do his job.”

Johnson is listed as questionable because of a shin injury, but he told Houston-area reporters: “It’s all right. I’m playing. That’s all that matters.”

Johnson ranks first in NFL history with 81.8 receiving yards per game.

Brock played well in the 49ers’ win at St. Louis on Sept. 26, tipping a third-down pass that Donte Whitner snagged for an interception in the 49ers end zone. “That was a very critical play at that time and he made that,” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. “And he made some other good plays.”

Brock had been limited to special-teams snaps through the 49ers’ first three games. A fourth-year veteran, he’s playing this season on the one-year, $1,323,000 million tender he received as a restricted free agent. That’s a higher salary than starter Tarell Brown ($925,000) and Asomugha ($1 million)

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