Brooks attended the University of South Carolina from 1988 to 1991. Throughout his collegiate career, he was a fan favorite. Brooks was recognized for his quick feet and sure hands. In 1988, he was a freshman all-American. As a sophomore in 1989, he started every game at free safety and led the team with seven interceptions. He finished that season with 57 tackles and three interceptions. In 1990, he started every game at strong safety and led the team with nine interceptions. He finished that season with 70 tackles and four interceptions.
After graduating from high school in 1993, Brooks entered the NFL draft. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (sixth overall). He played only one season for the Jaguars, but they traded him to the New York Jets for their second-round pick (forty-twond overall). The Jets released him after one season, so he returned to the Jaguars as a free agent. This time, they kept him for three years before releasing him again. During his three seasons with the Jaguars, he started thirty-one games and had eighty-three tackles and six interceptions. After being released for a fourth time, he decided not to continue playing in the NFL and instead pursue a professional baseball career.
In addition to playing football, Brooks also competed in track & field while at South Carolina.
Brooks, Derrick He was a consensus All-American twice during his collegiate football career at Florida State University. He was picked in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent his entire professional career. Eleven-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro selection,...
Derrick Brooks joined the Florida State Seminoles in 1989 and helped lead them to their first National Championship in 1994. That same year, he was a unanimous choice for the Heisman Trophy.
He finished his FSU career with the school records for most tackles in a season (115) and most total tackles in a game (23). The only player who has topped those numbers more recently is Brandon Browner of Harvard College/Harvard Crimson. Brooks also owns the FSU record for most consecutive games played (31).
After graduating from FSU in 1996, Brooks entered the 1995 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the third overall pick, which at the time was considered a high price to pay for a defensive tackle. However, since then, many critics have labeled the pick as one of the biggest mistakes in NFL history. Brooks never lived up to expectations and was traded to the New York Jets before the start of the 2001 season. He ended up playing three seasons for the Jets, earning All-Pro honors in 1998 when he made the first of two consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl.
Scott William Brooks went to East Union High School in Manteca, California, where he played basketball. Brooks began his career at Texas Christian University before transferring to San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. He afterwards attended the University of California for two years. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in physical therapy, Brooks joined the NBA as an undrafted free agent with the Sacramento Kings.
During his first season with the Kings, Brooks became a starter at point guard. The following year, he helped lead the team to the playoffs as a rookie by averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 assists per game. In 1999-00, he earned All-NBA Third Team honors after leading the Kings to their first playoff appearance since 1983. The next year, Brooks was named the NBA's Most Improved Player after helping the Kings reach the playoffs again. Over nine seasons with Sacramento, he made the postseason six times and won two championships (including one over his former team, the Dallas Mavericks).
After losing in the first round of the playoffs each of the last three seasons, the Kings hired Terry Stotts as their new head coach this past May. Under Stotts, who replaced Rick Adelman, Brooks has been sidelined since early December because of back problems. Although he intends to return to the court this season, it is unclear if Brooks will be able to play the same number of minutes as before due to his injuries.
Michael Brooks (born October 2, 1964) is a former National Football League (NFL) linebacker (NFL). He was a member of the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions. He was an All-American college football player for the Louisiana State University Tigers.
After playing one season for the Michigan Wolverines, Brooks entered the 1986 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Denver Broncos with the ninth pick in the first round. That year, he started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the team with 102 tackles. He also had six sacks. In 1987, he started all 14 games he played in and recorded 105 tackles with another 6.5 sacks. In 1988, he started 13 games for the first time since his rookie year and recorded 92 tackles with 3.5 sacks. The Broncos made the playoffs both years but were eliminated by their division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, in both games. After three seasons with the Broncos, Brooks joined the New York Giants for the final game of the 1989 season. He finished that season with 56 tackles and two interceptions in nine games (all starts). He was released by the Giants after one season.
Brooks finished his NFL career with the Detroit Lions in 1992. He started 10 games that year and recorded 55 tackles with one sack. He retired after that season.
In 2005, Brooks was hired by LSU as a graduate assistant coach.
He has 309 catches, 4,276 yards, and 32 touchdowns in his career. Brooks made the Lambeau Leap touchdown celebration popular. After his professional football career ended, members of Brooks' family approached him about entering the music industry, utilizing the moniker "Shoo-in" that he had earned while playing football.
Robert Darren Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver Broncos. He attended the University of South Carolina. Brooks began playing football in a pee wee league when he was six years old.
The Green Bay Packers selected Brooks in the third round (62nd overall) in the 1992 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver Broncos (1998–2002). (2000).
Robert Darren Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver Broncos. He attended the University of South Carolina. Brooks began playing football in a pee wee league when he was six years old. He subsequently transferred to Northside Junior High.
From 2010 to 2012, Woods was a member of the USC Trojans under head coach Lane Kiffin. As a freshman, Woods made an early impact for the Trojans. He recorded four receptions for 46 yards in his debut collegiate game against Hawaii. Woods ended up being named the MVP of the game. After missing the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury, he returned to action on September 17, 2010 against Colorado and had two catches for 34 yards. He scored his first career touchdown on October 15, 2010 against Texas Southern after catching a 19-yard pass from Matt Barkley.
Woods left school after his junior year to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He was ranked as the number one wide receiver by many draft experts, including ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Woods chose not to workout at the NFL Combine due to a hip injury that required surgery last month. He attended USC's pro day where he ran the 40-yard dash (10th among WRs), 20-yard dash (second), and the 3-cone drill (first). His time in the 3-cone drill (7.07 seconds) was considered successful by most analysts who predicted him to be drafted in the second round. Woods was eventually selected by the New England Patriots in the second round (34th overall)