Alabama junior cornerback Tony Brown advanced to the quarterfinals in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional on Friday, Charlie Potter of BamaOnLine reports.
Brown posted his personal second-best time of 13.81 seconds to finish second in his heat. He will race again Saturday with the chance to get to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
He was a first-team All-America in the 4×100 relay last year while also playing for the football team. He recorded 16 tackles, two pass breakups and one forced fumble last year. Brown practiced with the Alabama football team in the spring.
However, Brown’s future is somewhat uncertain. He is facing an indefinite suspension from the NCAA which Alabama is appealing. Brown was sent home prior to the national semifinal game vs. Michigan State in December. While he did practice with the team in the spring, he is still playing under the cloud of this suspension.
At least for football.
The NCAA East Regional picks back up for Alabama at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.