Brock with the Denver Broncos in 2018
|No. 20 - Arizona Cardinals|
|Born:||August 20, 1988|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||188 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Long Beach|
(Long Beach, Mississippi)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2019|
Tramaine Brock Sr. (born August 20, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Belhaven University and the University of Minnesota before signing with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
Brock spent his freshman and sophomore years playing safety for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. In his sophomore year, he and the rest of Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs had an undefeated season with a 12-0 record and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship game which his team won by a margin of 62-28 over Kilgore College. That season he recorded 59 tackles, 11 interceptions and two forced fumbles. During his time there, he was teammates with Terrence Cody.
In his junior year, Brock transferred to the University of Minnesota. He was made a starter and was third on the team in tackles with 73. Brock posted an interception, six passes defended, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery on the year. After only one season, he left the University of Minnesota after being suspended for failing to qualify academically.
In 2009, Brock transferred to Belhaven University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to finish out his senior year. He posted 51 tackles, 2.5 sacks, six interceptions, 10 passes defensed and one fumble recovery as a senior at Belhaven.
Brock signed as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco 49ers after going unselected in the 2010 NFL Draft on April 26, 2010. The team later released him on September 14, 2010, but signed with the practice squad the next day. Five days later, he signed on to the active roster. Brock would be released again on October 12, then put on the practice squad two days later. He was signed to the active roster on the October 27. In 2010, Brock made his NFL debut against the Denver Broncos and that year only played in three games and recorded only four tackles.
In 2011, Brock played in 11 games but he missed three games due to a hand injury. That year Brock recorded six tackles, and interceptions in back-to-back games. He got his first interception in the first game of the season versus the Seattle Seahawks and his second versus the Dallas Cowboys with an 18-yard return.
Brock later signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on March 12, 2012. During the 2012 season, Brock played all 16 games, mostly on special teams, and recorded 16 tackles for the year. Against the St. Louis Rams, a divisional rival, he forced a key fumble late in the game that led to a go ahead score by the 49ers.
Brock played all 16 regular-season games (7 starts) and opened all three postseason games with San Francisco, registering a career-best five interceptions. Brock added 35 tackles (33 solo) and 13 passes defensed, along with 11 tackles (8 solo) in three postseason games.
On October 6, 2013, Brock scored his first touchdown against the Houston Texans on an interception off quarterback Matt Schaub. Later in the game, Brock recorded his second interception of the game, making it the first multi-interception game in his career. Brock was named the team's third cornerback, replacing the injured Nnamdi Asomugha, who was later released by the team. After the game against the Texans, Brock was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
On November 22, 2013, Brock agreed to a four-year extension with the 49ers worth $16 million including $7 million in guaranteed money.
Brock was a key part of a memorable play in Week 16, on Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons. The game was a rematch of the previous year's NFC Championship game and the last regular season game at Candlestick Park. Matt Ryan had just thrown a 2-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez with 2:09 remaining to make it a 27-24 game. Atlanta recovered the subsequent onside kick and completed 2 quick passes to get down to the 49ers 10 yard line. On the next play, Brock deflected a Ryan pass, which was caught by teammate NaVorro Bowman. Bowman returned the interception 89 yards for a game sealing touchdown. Brock finished the game with an interception in the end-zone as time expired.
Brock's 2014 campaign was unfortunately a lost cause for him and the San Francisco 49ers. He struggled with a toe injury throughout the majority of the season that he sustained in a Week 1 victory over the Dallas Cowboys and ended up only playing 3 games and recording 7 tackles. Without the presence of their number 1 corner, the San Francisco 49ers struggled to find a consistent replacement to take over the nickel duties as they now moved Perrish Cox out of that position to fill Brock's role.
Brock opened all 15 games with the 49ers, posting 53 tackles (45 solo), three interceptions, and 11 passes defensed. Brock notched multiple passes defensed in three different games.
In Brock's first game of the 2015 season, he recorded 3 tackles as well as an interception against the Minnesota Vikings. Brock grabbed his second interception of the season against Eli Manning and the Giants. As the second quarter was about to end, Manning tried to throw a touchdown to Beckham, but Brock's tight coverage gave him the interception. During Week 8 of the 2015 Season, Brock picked off quarterback Russell Wilson during the end of the second quarter to tie cornerback Kenneth Acker with the most interceptions on his team. According to Pro Football Focus, Brock received a +3.0 coverage grade by the end of Week 13.
In 2016, Brock started all 16 games for the first time in his career and finished with 59 combined tackles, 14 passes defended, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble. He tallied more than five tackles in five different games throughout the season. Brock intercepted Jared Goff and returned it 39 yards at Los Angeles on December 24, 2016.
On September 1, 2017, Brock was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick. Brock appeared in 11 regular-season games and two playoff games with the Vikings. He recorded six tackles (5 solo) and one pass defensed in addition to two special-teams stops.
On March 14, 2018, Brock signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos. Coach Vance Joseph said Brock will compete with Bradley Roby for the No. 2 cornerback spot. He was named the third cornerback on the depth chart, playing in 12 games with five starts recording 23 tackles and six pass deflections.
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On April 7, 2017, Brock was arrested in Santa Clara County, California following an alleged incident which left his children's mother with visible injuries. Because of this incident, Brock was released by the 49ers. On August 9, 2017, the case against Brock was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. On January 5, 2018, the NFL formally cleared Brock from violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
Parrott, R. (September 23, 2011). Belhaven Alum Tramaine Brock is NFL Interception Leader for San Francisco 49ers.
Parrott, R. (January 23, 2012). Congratulation Tramaine Brock.
Belhaven University. (February 1, 2013). Q&A With Current San Francisco 49er and Former Blazer Tramaine Brock.