The team's fourth-leading tackler in non-conference action with 23 hits, 11 more than any other East Carolina lineman ... Booked a DL-best 32 stops in Conference USA tilts, including an ECU-high five hits for lost yardage and year's only sack (four yards) ... Posted better numbers in the season's second half, tallying 29 tackles in the final six games and four hits behind the line of scrimmage compared to 26 and 1.5 during the first six contests ... Four TFL during the last six contests was just a half stop behind Jake Geary for the squad lead ... Booked all seven tackles against UCF after the first quarter ... Stopped Knights' quarterback Jeff Godfrey for no gain on a second-and-goal carry from the ECU one-yard line in the third quarter ... Matched season high with 1.5 tackles for lost yardage against UCF, sending Latavius Murray for a two-yard loss in the third frame and a one-yard loss in the fourth ... Dropped UTEP's Joe Banyard three yards behind the line of scrimmage on the first play of the second half
Notched first sack of the season against Tulane, stopping Ryan Griffin for a four-yard loss in the fourth quarter ... Finished the contest against the Green Wave with 1.5 TFL ... Recovered second career fumble in the second quarter at Navy, scooping up a Trey Miller loose ball ... Four solo tackles against the Midshipmen set season high ... Joined Matt Milner in dropping Memphis' Joe Price for a three-yard loss in the second quarter, giving Brooks three-straight games with a TFL (North Carolina, Houston, Memphis) ... Combined with Derrell Johnson to stop Houston's Michael Hays for a five-yard loss in the third quarter ... Tallied season's first tackle for lost yardage in the final frame versus North Carolina, stopping Ryan Houston for a one-yard loss on a fourth-and-goal play from the ECU one-yard line ... Matched career high with eight tackles against Virginia Tech, booking four in each half ... Credited with three hits on Hokies' first four plays of the final quarter ... Recorded two tackles during South Carolina's opening series of the game and finished the contest with four stops.
Booked a career-high eight tackles versus the Knights, all on running plays, including a personal-best seven solo hits and two tackles for losses ... Entered the contest against UCF with six solo tackles during the season ... Made three stops on the Knights' first eight plays of the game and had both TFL in the second half ... Registered six tackles against N.C. State, all on rushing plays, including a stop of Mustafa Greene for a one-yard loss in overtime for first solo TFL of the season ... Booked five tackles at Southern Miss with three in the second half ... Registered three hits, including a half sack, and a quarterback hurry during the nine offensive plays of Memphis' first two possessions of second half.
Produced a season-high four hits in back-to-back games against Rice and Memphis ... Also credited with 3.5 tackles for lost yardage (0.5/UCF, 1.0/Marshall, 0.5/Memphis, 0.5/Tulsa, 1.0/Houston in the Conference USA Championship Game) and 1.5 sacks (0.5 vs. Golden Hurricane, 1.0 vs. Cougars - dropping Case Keenum for a six-yard loss on a third-and-four play in the third quarter) ... Forced a fumble against UAB, batted down a pass at North Carolina and applied quarterback pressures in contests against Marshall, Rice and Houston.
Other efforts of note were three-stop outings against Virginia Tech and Tulsa, and three two-tackle performances (Appalachian State in collegiate debut, Marshall and Houston) ... Did not play at West Virginia because of flu-like symptoms ... Inked with the Pirate program on the traditional signing day in February.