The secondary will in all likelihood be the strongest sector for the Deacs this year, and safety Thomas Brown is one the reasons for that strength.
Brown played in 11 games as a true freshman after playing his 2012 season at Air Force Prep School. In those 11 games, Brown racked up 13 tackles, with his biggest play coming against Duke, where he returned a fumble 59 yards for a touchdown.
Along with Anthony Wooding Jr. and Ryan Janvion, Thomas Brown will see a lot of time in the secondary on a rotational basis. He provides a lot of good experience already, even as a sophomore, and this year will have a big chance to solidify his starting job after Wooding Jr graduates. Wake is very fortunate to have a player of his caliber coming off the bench.
When he is not playing safety, he is an ideal special teams contributor due to his combination of size and speed. This kid is simply a playmaker, as was made apparent with that fumble return against Duke.
Come back tomorrow to find out who comes in at number 22 on the BSD player countdown.