Pair of potential Colorado starters return to practice after lengthy absence
Both Alabama transfer offensive lineman Tommy Brown and Baylor transfer wideout RJ Sneed returned to practice on Monday, according to BuffZone’s Brian Howell.
Prior to Monday, the pair had yet to practice this month, according to Howell. Both spent the summer recovering from various injuries.
Good news for the #cubuffs today as key transfers Tommy Brown (O-Line) and RJ Sneed (WR) both practiced today for the first time this month. Both have spent the summer recovering from injuries and are being eased back into the mix, but very encouraging to have both on the field.
— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) August 22, 2022
A 6-foot-7, 320-pound lineman, Brown was rated as the fourth-best guard in his class and the 132nd overall player, per the 247 Composite. Last season, he appeared in 10 games, mostly in a reserve capacity, but did earn one start at right guard. Over his four years in Tuscaloosa, Brown made 28 appearances as both a guard and a tackle. He played on teams that went to the national championship three times.
With Brenden Rice and Dimitri Stanley moving on from the program, Colorado was in need of some playmakers for the passing game this offseason. It found Sneed from the portal, an instant-impact guy. The 6-foot-1 wideout caught 133 balls for 1,564 yards and eight touchdowns across his five seasons in Waco. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2020.
If healthy, both should play major roles for the Buffs in 2022. The season is set to begin on Friday, Sept. 2, against TCU at Folsom Field.