An all-star candidate in his final season ... although he sat out spring drills because of an injury, Miami's coaches have penciled him in as a starter at right guard ... Brooks has to be a a factor for the RedHawks to be dominant up front ... has the potential to be a game changer because of his athletic ability ... coaches are counting upon him to be a team leader.
Started ight guard...Brooks was a second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection each of the last two years. He's the first RedHawk player to be invited to the East-West Shrine Game since 2008 when punter Jake Richardson participated.
Despite being injured for most of the first half of 2010, he earned second-team All-MAC honors ... he was a starter at left tackle for two games and at left guard for the final four games, helping his team post a perfect 6-0 record ... Miami's running game was at its best when he was in the lineup ... was awarded his third varsity letter.
He won second-team All-MAC kudos, the highest honors by any RedHawk player in 2009 ... was a starter in all 12 games for the second consecutive season ... earned his second varsity letter ... the RedHawk offensive unit started slowly in its first three games, but averaged 374 yards per contest during the last nine.
Started all 12 games at left guard, grading out at 81 percent ... participated in a team high 855 plays, notching 70 knockdowns, 15 pins and six championship performances ... was named the RedHawks' Freshman of the Year.
Posted 75 pancakes and 20 knockdowns as an offensive lineman his senior season ... helped captain the Tigers to an 11-2 record, a city championship and an appearance in the 2006 State Semifinals ... named the team's Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... named All-State as a guard in his final season and will play in the state all-star game in July at Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... also played basketball and baseball.
Born August 19, 1989 ... son of Robert and Dorothy Brooks ... after he concludes his football career, he hopes to be a hospital administrator ... his favorite website is economist.com ... enjoys reading during his spare time ... the person from history he would most like to meet is Malcolm X ... majoring in psychology.