Alabama junior cornerback Tony Brown qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships finals in the 110-meter hurdles semifinals Wednesday by posting a time of 13.71 seconds, grabbing the eighth and final spot in the field.
— Alabama Track&Field (@AlabamaTrack) June 9, 2016
Brown qualified for the NCAAs by posting a personal best of 13.52 seconds in the East Regional final in Jacksonville, Florida. His time Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, marks his second-best time of his career.
Brown was a five-star cornerback in Alabama’s 2014 recruiting class, and he developed into one of Alabama’s top special teams players last season, particularly as a gunner on punt coverage. Brown finished with eight special teams tackles — four on punts and four on kickoff coverage — last year. This spring, Brown worked at both cornerback and safety. He also served as the backup at the star position.
However, Brown’s football 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.
Brown was also a first-team All-America in the 4×100-meter relay last year.