Michael Brockers

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Michael Brockers
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Brockers with the St. Louis Rams in 2014
No. 90 Los Angeles Rams
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990 (age 26)
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: LSU
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Total tackles: 172
Sacks: 14.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Seth Brockers (born December 21, 1990) is an American football nose tackle for the Los Angeles 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 first round, 14th overall by the Rams in 2012.[2]

Early years[edit]

Brockers attended Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a two-sport athlete playing football and competed in track & field. During his junior season, he had 59 tackles and 10 sacks. As a senior, he led Chávez High School to the first round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs, where they lost 31–26 to Humble. Brockers earned first-team All-region and All-state honors. In track & field, Brockers participated in the shot put and the discus.

Brockers was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com out of high school, 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.

Brockers with the LSU Tigers in 2011

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 the 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

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

Brockers was drafted 14th overall in the 2012 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]

On December 9, 2012, 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. As a rookie in 2012, Brockers played 31 games with 33 tackles, four sacks, one pass defended, and one forced fumble.

In 2013, Brockers started all 16 games making 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

In 2014, Brockers started all 16 games with 32 tackles, two sacks, one pass defended, and one fumble recovery.

On April 27, 2015, the Rams picked up the fifth-year option of Brockers's rookie contract.[7] During the 2015 season, Brockers played 16 games making 44 tackles and three sacks.

On September 15, 2016, Brockers signed a 3-year extension worth $33.125 million and $17 million guaranteed.[8][9]

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