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Derrius Brooks

| | College: Western Kentucky
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2007 Season

Sat out as a redshirt … Helped the Hilltopper track and field team win the Sun Belt Conference outdoor championships in the spring after finishing fifth in the 100-meter dash and contributing to the opening leg in WKU's winning effort in the 4x100-meter relay … The relay team qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regionals with a time of 40.48 seconds, while he missed on a regional qualifying time in the 100 by just .04 seconds after clocking a 10.59 in the preliminaries.

High School

Was a four-year letterwinner, starting three seasons, at Harris County HS … Shared the Tigers' most valuable player award … Was chosen all-Bi City by the Columbus Ledger … Earned player-of-the-week honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Columbus Ledger … Had a high of 240 yards rushing in a game … Won the state 3A 100-meter dash championship in each of his last two years on the track … Earned three letters in track and two in basketball.


Full Name - Derrius Lamar Brooks; Parents - Johnny and Sarah Grier (mother, housekeeper); Birth - May 29, 1988, Columbus, Ga.; HS - Harris County '07; HS Coach - Tommy Parks (Berry); HS Letters - football 4, track 3, basketball 2; Major - undecided.

Latest News
03/13/2012 - Under-the-radar Pro Day workouts that opened eyes: We'll start off at Western Kentucky where scouts from the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers likely traveled to get a closer look at star running back Bobby Rainey but left buzzing about the raw athleticism of wide receiver-turned cornerback Derrius Brooks. Brooks, who incidentally led the Hilltoppers in interceptions after each of the two seasons in which he played defense (seven total through 2010-2011), was reportedly timed at 4.29 and 4.35 seconds in two attempts at the 40-yard dash. Each would have been ranked as the fastest time recorded at the 2012 Combine. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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