Named to the 2008 Outland Trophy Watch List...enters senior season as all-star candidate and the core of BC's defensive line...awarded All-ACC honorable mention honors in 2007...ranked third on the team with 7.5 TFLs, recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks ...finished the season with 27 total tackles (14 solos)...recorded two tackles in the Champs Sports Bowl against Michigan State, helping to keep BC's bowl-game win streak alive with a 24-21 victory...at the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech, registered three tackles (one solo) and assisted on a tackle-for-loss...recorded his seventh TFL of the season, resulting in a loss of five yards in the defensive outing that held Miami to 281 yards, giving BC it's 10th win of the regular season...put together a season-high four total-tackle performance (three solo) and a TFL in game at Maryland...combined for two assisted tackles and his fifth tackle-for-loss on the season in game against Florida State...assisted on a tackle in defensive outing that kept Virginia Tech within range to stage a BC fourth-quarter come-from-behind win...got to Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen for a sack that lost eight yards, giving him 2.5 sacks on the season, a career high...assisted on a sack and combined for two total tackles, including a TFL for five yards in solid defensive performance against Bowling Green...combined for two total tackles, including a TFL in win over Massachusetts...compiled a total of two tackles, one solo, in performance against Army...recorded first sack of career, causing a loss of seven yards in win over Georgia Tech...also had three solo tackles on the night...made a solo tackle, a TFL for four yards, in win over NC State...got the start and registered two tackles in the season opener vs. Wake Forest.
Played and started in 11 games at defensive tackle...had 20 tackles, including 11 unassisted stops...registered 3.5 tackles for loss...recorded one solo tackle against Central Michigan...had one solo stop in win over Clemson...registered three solo tackles against Maine...had one solo tackle in win over Virginia Tech...made three tackles (two solo) at Wake Forest...had one tackle including 0.5 tackle for loss against Duke...made one stop against Maryland...had four stops (three solo) including 1.0 tackle for loss at Miami...made a career-high five tackles (three solo), including 1.0 tackle for loss and recovered one fumble in Meineke Car Care Bowl versus Navy
Finished the season with 11 tackles (six solos) and one tackle for loss in 12 games...made one start - against Wake Forest...began the season on the two-deep at left tackle (behind Al Washington)...saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at BYU, where he recorded one assist...tallied one solo stop against Army...recorded one unassisted tackle at Clemson...registered two assists against Wake Forest...had one assisted tackle at Virginia Tech...was credited with one solo stop at North Carolina...recorded a season-best three tackles, including two solos, and one tackle for loss at Maryland...had one solo tackle against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl.
Earned All-State honors as a senior lineman at Worcester Burncoat High School ... gained 2003 Worcester Telegram & Gazette all-star honors ... was a three-time Inter-High all-star choice ... 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 Burncoat's track and field team; won the state shot put title in 2003 and 2004.
Ronald Jeffery Brace III, born December 18, 1986 ... enrolled as a psychology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Ron is the son of Vonda Lewis and Ronald Brace Jr.