|Date of birth:||March 2, 1975|
|Place of birth:||Hampton, Virginia|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
(By the Dallas Cowboys)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Barry Macey Brooks (born March 2, 1975) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was also the wide receivers coach for the Kane County Dawgs of the Continental Indoor Football League. He played two seasons for the Chicago Bears.
Brooks attended Kecoughtan High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He received All-Peninsula District, All-Eastern Region and honorable mention All-State honors at wide receiver and was also the runner up to Allen Iverson for the Daily Press Peninsula Athlete of the year award.
He moved on to James Madison University. As a senior, he registered 56 receptions for 828 receiving yards, while breaking the school records for most touchdowns in a career (25) and in a season (14). He finished his college career with 118 receptions for 2,014 yards and 25 touchdowns.
He played right field for three seasons, including the 1995 baseball team that won the CAA regular season title and advanced to the NCAA South regional. He was drafted twice by professional baseball, in the second round of the 1993 MLB Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants and in the 55th round of the 1996 Amateur Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
Brooks was selected in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was impressing during training camp until breaking his arm in three places during the fourth quarter of a 34-31 win over the St. Louis Rams and being placed on the injured reserve list. The next season he was a candidate for the second receiver opposite Michael Irvin, but had problems with consistency and was waived on August 31 to make room for wide receiver Patrick Jeffers.
On September 1, 1998, he was signed by the Chicago Bears to their practice squad. On October 7, he was promoted to the active roster. In 1999, he registered 14 passes for 160 yards in the first 9 games (2 starts) before suffering a knee injury and being placed on the injured reserve list on November 9.
In 2012, Brooks joined the ownership group of the Kane County Dawgs, an expansion franchise of the Continental Indoor Football League. He will also serve as the team's wide receivers coach, as well as strength and conditioning coordinator.
- Austin American-Statesman - - Aug 17, 1997