Arizona: 2L... Brooks returns as one of the Cats' top defenders in 2004... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2003... The club's leading returning tackler, with 79 total hits as a sophomore free safety, plus 3.5 tackles for loss, a pass interception and a fumble recovery... Had a career-high 13 tackles against co-national champion LSU... Stepped into the starting lineup at the beginning of the 2002 season and earned extensive playing time as a cornerback... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors that year as well... Battled back problems for the latter half of the season but started at corner in 10 games... Completed the year as the team's No. 5 tackler with 50 hits (39 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards), three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles... Had five tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble in the Arizona State game... Had a solo tackle at California... Tallied a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) versus UCLA... Had six tackles at Oregon State... Notched five tackles and a tackle for loss against Washington State... Had five solo tackles and broke up a pass at Stanford... Had one solo tackle versus North Texas... Forced two fumbles and finished with six tackles (five solo) at Wisconsin... Tallied five tackles (four solo) against Utah... Broke up two passes and had six solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the season opener versus Northern Arizona... Received second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2002... Redshirted in 2001 and impressed the coaching staff with his work on the defensive scout team... 2001 & 2002 Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award recipient.
High School: Moreno Valley High School, Moreno Valley, Calif., 2001... Earned three varsity football letters for coach Will Martin... Started at free safety and wide receiver... Named to the all-region, all-league, all-county and all-CIF teams... Team captain and school MVP... Led Moreno Valley High with 109 tackles and seven interceptions, while catching 33 passes for 511 yards and eight touchdowns... During his career he had 12 interceptions and broke up 30 other passes... He earned PrepStar all-region honors and was a highly-recruited student-athlete with interest from the service academies among other strong academic institutions... Rivals100.com rated him an honorable mention all-region player... Also lettered in basketball and track and field... Four-time scholar-athlete and honor roll member... Listed in Who's Who Among High School Students.
Brooks' Career Stats
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Other
2002 10-10 39 11 50 1.5-4 3 PD, 1 FR, 2 FF
2003 11-10 55 24 79 3.5-7 3 PD, 1 FR, 1 INT
Total 21-20 94 35 129 5.0-11 6 PD, 2 FR, " "
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