Ron Brooks

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Ron Brooks
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Brooks with the Buffalo Bills
No. 33 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-16) October 16, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Irving (TX) MacArthur
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 88
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 8
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Ron Brooks (born October 16, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Early life[edit]

A native of Irving, Texas, Brooks attended MacArthur High School, where he was a decorated dual-threat quarterback. As a senior, he rushed for 1,264 yards and 19 touchdowns, and also threw for 882 yards and nine touchdowns while being named the District 7-5A MVP. He was selected to the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Brooks was a four-star recruit as an athlete coming out of high school by Rivals.com.[1] He chose LSU over offers from Arkansas, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M.

College career[edit]

Appearing in 53 games, he accumulated 90 tackles, including 12.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, ten pass breakups, three interceptions, forced five fumbles while recovering three. He started in three games in his career at LSU, playing behind Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne, and Tyrann Mathieu.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5' ft 10" in 190 lb 4.37 s 1.55 s 2.52 s 38 in 10' ft 0" in
All values from 2013 NFL Combine.[2]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Brooks was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round, 124th overall, of the 2012 NFL Draft.[3]

Brooks dancing during camp in 2015

2012 season[edit]

In his rookie season, he missed the first seven games due to a broken bone in his foot he sustained in the final pre-season game against the Detroit Lions.[4] He was placed on injured reserve with the "designated to return" label.[5] He returned in Week 9 against the Houston Texans, and went on to play in nine games, starting in two of them, and finished his rookie season with 19 tackles and four passes defended.

On December 2, 2012, Brooks made his first career NFL start and led the Bills with a season high nine tackles and three passes defensed against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[6]

2013 season[edit]

Brooks spent his 2013 season mostly on special teams, recording only 7 tackles on the season.[7]

2014 season[edit]

On December 2, 2014, making his only start of the season, Brooks led the Bills with a season high eight tackles and a pass defensed against the New England Patriots.[8]

2015 season[edit]

On December 30, 2015, Brooks was placed on injured reserve.[9]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 9, 2016, Brooks signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with former Bill's defensive coordinrer Jim Schwartz.[10] In Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings, Brooks ruptured his right quadriceps tendon, keeping him out for the rest of the season.[11]

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