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#55 Derrick Brooks - LB

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Derrick Brooks Career NFL Stats 1995-2008
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
224
1,300
413
1,713
13.5
25
6
24
4
1

 

 

 

Derrick Brooks Childhood

Derrick Dewan Brooks was born on April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, FL. He is the son of Geraldine and John Brooks. Derrick didn’t meet his father until he was a teenager and was primarily raised by his mother and stepfather A.J. Mitchell. Derrick started playing football at a young age. It didn’t go smoothly at first as he wanted to quit the first time around. However Brooks was told if he played football again, he couldn’t quit again. Derrick listened and his talent and work ethic made him one of the best defensive players at each level of competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Brooks High School Stats and Awards

Brooks attended Booker T. Washington High School. Derrick flourished ad a defensive player, earning some of the most prestigious honors a high school athlete could get. During his last two years, he had 29 sacks and 300 tackles. He was named National Defensive Player of the Year, was an All-American selection and was the top rated defensive player in the country. With those accolades, Brooks could’ve gone to any college in the nation. He decided to stay close to home and attended Florida State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Brooks College Stats and Notes

Brooks played for Florida State from 1991-94. Just like in high school, Brooks was one of the best defensive players in the nation. He totaled 274 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 5 INTs during his legendary college career. His Seminoles was one of the best college football team each and every year he played and helped lead them to their first ever national title in 1993. Brooks was a three-time First Team ACC selection, ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1994 and a two-time consensus All-American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 2005

2nd Team: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003

Pro Bowl Selections
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
Defensive Player of the Year Award
2002
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XXXVII

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Derrick Brooks NFL Career Stats and Notes

Brooks was selected 28th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent his entire career with the Bucs, which spanned 14 years. He, along with fellow Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, led the Bucs to a 48-21 Super Bowl XXXVII victory over the Oakland Raiders. Brooks retired after the 2008 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Brooks 2002 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Brooks carved out his own lane in Tampa, and the hype around his ability to impact games and make defensive plays at each level was warranted. Even at the highest level of football competition, Brooks was among the best. In 2002, the Bucs had one of the most dominating defensive seasons of all-time, and Brooks was the leader of the pack. During that season Brooks had 118 tackles, 1 sack, 5 INTs, 1 forced fumble and 4 defensive TDs (3 INT, 1 fumble). The Bucs went 12-4 in the regular season and beat the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles to clinch the NFC Championship. Their defensive dominance carried over to give the franchise its first Super Bowl win. Individually, Brooks was named to the Pro Bowl and was a First Team All-Pro selection. He was also named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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