Mic'hael Brooks

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Mic'hael Brooks
No. --     Edmonton Eskimos
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Brooks during the 2014 preseason
Born: (1991-08-28) August 28, 1991 (age 27)
Durham, North Carolina
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)DT
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight275 lb (125 kg)
CollegeEast Carolina
High schoolYanceyville (NC) Bartlett Yancey
Career history
As player
2013Detroit Lions*
20132014Seattle Seahawks
20152017BC Lions
2018Saskatchewan Roughriders
2019–presentEdmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star2015
Career stats

Mic'hael Goubron Brooks (born August 28, 1991) is a Canadian football defensive tackle who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at East Carolina University and attended Bartlett Yancey High School in Yanceyville, North Carolina. He was a member of the Seattle Seahawks team that won Super Bowl XLVIII. Brooks has also been member of the Detroit Lions and BC Lions.[1]

Early years[edit]

Brooks played high school football for the Bartlett Yancey High School Buccaneers. He recorded 331 total tackles for the Buccaneers. He was a three-year all-region, all-conference, and defensive MVP selection. Brooks earned all-state honors as team captain his senior year after accumulating 94 tackles and 12.5 sacks. He represented North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game. He was named the Danville Regional Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 2008. Brooks also earned a varsity letter in track and field.[2]

College career[edit]

Brooks played in 43 games for the East Carolina Pirates from 2009 to 2012, recording 52 solo tackles and ten sacks. He also earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Brooks was signed by the Detroit Lions on May 2, 2013. He was released by the Lions on May 28, 2013.[4]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

The Seattle Seahawks claimed Brooks off waivers from the Detroit Lions on May 29, 2013. He was released by the Seahawks on August 31, 2013 and re-signed on September 2, 2013. He was released by the Seahawks on September 11, 2013 and signed to their practice squad on September 12, 2013. Brooks was signed to the active roster on November 9, 2013.[4] He appeared in a game against the Atlanta Falcons on November 10, recording a tackle.[5] He was released on November 11. Brooks was re-signed to the practice squad on December 19, 2013. Brooks was signed to a futures contract on February 5, 2014.[4] The Seahawks later won Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.[6] The Seahawks waived/injured Brooks on August 26, 2014.[7] He was released by the Seahawks on September 1, 2014.[4]

BC Lions[edit]

Brooks signed with the BC Lions on April 30, 2015.[8] In two seasons with the Lions Brooks appeared in 28 games, accumulating 62 tackles and 4 quarterback sacks. He was named a CFL West All-Star for the 2015 season. Brooks will become a free-agent in February 2017.[9]

On December 6, 2016, Brooks had a workout with the Minnesota Vikings.[10] On December 14, 2016, he had a workout with the New England Patriots.[11]

In February 2017, it was announced that Brooks has re-signed with the BC Lions for two more seasons, through 2018.[12] In 2017 Brooks played in 15 games and contributed with 21 tackles and one quarterback sack. On May 18, 2018 Brooks was released by the Lions after they were unable to find another team willing to trade for him.[13]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On June 24, 2018 Brooks signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL).[14] Brooks played in 11 games for the Riders in 2018, contributing 15 tackles. He suffered a season ending ankle injury in Week 18 of the season.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beamish, Mike (4 August 2015). "Lions' Mic'hael Brooks feels ripped off". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Michael Brooks". ecupirates.com. Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mic'hael Brooks – BC Lions". BC Lions. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Michael Brooks". kffl.com. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Michael Brooks". espn.go.com. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Michael Brooks". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (August 26, 2014). "Seahawks reach 75-man roster limit by making moves with injured players". seahawks.com. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "BC Lions Transactions". bclions.com. Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "2017 Free Agent Tracker – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  10. ^ "Vikings Worked Out 5 CFL Players Including DT Michael Brooks – NFLTradeRumors.co". nfltraderumors.co. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  11. ^ "New England Patriots work out three Canadian Football League players". New England Patriots. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  12. ^ "Lion re-sign DL Mic'hael Brooks through 2018". BC Lions. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Lions release American DT Brooks – Article – TSN". TSN. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  14. ^ "Roughriders sign former Lions DT Brooks – Article – TSN". TSN. 2018-06-24. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  15. ^ "Bladek, Brooks suffer season-ending injuries - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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