Michael Brockers

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Michael Brockers
Michael Brockers 2011.jpg
Brockers (#90) during the 2011 LSU vs. Alabama football game
No. 90     St. Louis Rams
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 326 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Chávez
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2012 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2013
Tackles 57
Sacks 7.5
Forced Fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Seth Brockers (born December 21, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU. He was considered, by many, to be the best defensive tackle prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in 2012.[2]

Early years[edit]

Brockers attended Chávez High School in Houston, Texas.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the No.10 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation.[3] He accepted a scholarship offer from LSU over other offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

College career[edit]

Brockers attended Louisiana State University from 2009 to 2011. After redshirting his initial year at LSU, Brockers saw action in all 13 games of the 2010 season, as backing up Lazarius Levingston at left defensive tackle. He made his first career start against Alabama and picked up four tackles in the win over the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore in 2011, he started all 13 games and was third on the team with 9.5 tackles for a loss. He earned a second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.[4]

On January 12, 2012, Brockers announced that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Brockers was drafted 14th overall in the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams.

On June 7, 2012, Brockers signed a 4-year contract with the Rams worth $9.5 million[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 322 lb 35 in 9⅛ in 5.18 s 1.73 s 3.01 s 4.78 s 7.46 s 30 in 8 ft 9 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine
"Think about the defensive tackles in St. Louis. They've been beat up inside at that position. Their defensive ends are solid, but they need some help inside. Brockers will step in immediately in the inside."
-Mike Mayock, former NFL safety and current NFL Network analyst

2012 Season[edit]

On December 9 against Buffalo Bills, Brockers had his best game statistically as a professional to date. He ended the game with 7 Tackles (4 Solo), 1.5 Sacks and a Forced Fumble.

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