From Orlando, Florida, Bracy was ranked the 6th best football prospect in Central Florida in 2012. He participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game, and made an ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 play with an acrobatic one-handed 32-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. However, football wasn’t Bracy’s only passion; he was an All-USA high school track and field selection by USA Today in 2010 and 2011, and competed in the 2012 US Olympic trials. Bracy committed to Florida State University to pursue both football and track.
After his redshirt freshmen year at FSU, Bracy decided to focus on track and field. He ran a world leading 6.08 seconds in the 55 meters at the Jimmy Carnes Youth Invitational, and placed 2nd in the 60m at the IAAF Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland. In 2016, he won 60m in 6.502 seconds at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and finished 3rd in a time of 9.98 seconds at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, earning a spot on the U.S. team for the Olympics. Unfortunately, a groin injury prevented him from making the Olympic final for the 100 in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2017, Bracy decided to return to football. At Florida State’s pro day, he ran a blitzing 4.30 40-yard dash. He spent time at rookie camps with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, but was limited by a sports hernia. Following surgery, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.
In 2018, the 24 year old phenom will bring his electric speed to The Spring League in hopes of winning a job on Sunday’s.
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