February 11, 1989 |
Freehold Township, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Freehold Township (NJ)|
|Career CFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Brian Brikowski (born February 11, 1989) is a former American football defensive end and linebacker. Brikowski was a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League until his release in June, 2015. Brikowski has previously played for the Chicago Rush in the Arena Football League. Brikowski also played for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Indoor Football League.
Brikowski attended Freehold Township High School in Freehold, New Jersey, and was a letterman in basketball, football, track & field, and lacrosse. Brikowski signed with the Akron Zips of the Mid-American Conference as a Redshirt (college sports) and did not play during his tenure. A semester later Brikowski transferred to play for the Monmouth Hawks.
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
In 2011, Brikowski played for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Indoor Football League. Brikowski was second place in the IFL Rookie of the Year voting, despite playing less than half of a season. Brikowski led the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in sacks during his time with the team.
Brikowski's play in the IFL helped him earn a spot with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2012. Brikowski has received notable achievements, being named "the player who made the biggest impact on the defensive front for the Gladiators by ESPN Cleveland." Brikowski returned to the Gladiators in 2013.
On May 15, 2013, Brikowski was traded to the Chicago Rush in exchange for Joe Phinisee and Jacob Hardwick. Following a fold from the team, Brikowski became a free agent and later choose to sign with the Cleveland Gladiators.
On February 21, 2014, Brikowski signed with the Cleveland Gladiators. Brikowski played only 9 of the Cleveland Gladiators historic 17-1 record before signing with the Montreal Alouettes.
On May 31, 2014, Brikowski announced via Twitter that he had signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. On July 31, 2014, Brikowski was activated from the practice squad to the playing roster. On June 20, 2015, the Montreal Gazette reported that Brikowski had been release from the team.
Brikowski, for the third time, rejoined the Cleveland Gladiators after his release from the Montreal Alouettes.
Brikowski was signed to the Montreal Alouettes's practice roster on August 30, 2015.
- Montreal Alouettes bio