Brandon Brooks (American Football)
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Brandon Brooks American Football

Brandon Brooks
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Brooks with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017
No. 79 - Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1989-08-19) August 19, 1989 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Riverside University (Milwaukee)
College:Miami (OH)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:112
Games started:106
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Brooks (born August 19, 1989) is an American football guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami (Ohio) and was drafted in the third round by the Houston Texans of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Houston Texans

In his rookie season, Brooks was inactive for the first 10 games before being used as a reserve for the final six games as well as two playoff games.[1] In the 2013 season, he became a starter and remained there throughout his time with the Texans.

Philadelphia Eagles

On March 9, 2016, Brooks signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[2] He started 14 games at right guard in his first year in Philadelphia.

On December 19, 2017, Brooks was named to his first Pro Bowl along with right tackle Lane Johnson after starting all 16 games at right guard.[3] He could not play in the Pro Bowl because of his team advancing to the Super Bowl. Brooks would win his first Super Bowl when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII by a score of 41-33.[4]

On December 17, 2018, Brooks was named to his second Pro Bowl. That season the Philadelphia Eagles went 9-7 and earned a wildcard spot. They defeated the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the wildcard round, then lost 20-14 to the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round. The loss was costly for Brooks, as he suffered a torn Achilles.[5] He was able to return for the 2019 season, as he also incorporated Kung fu in his off-field training.[6]

Brooks signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract extension through the 2024 season with the Eagles on November 11, 2019.[7] He was named to his third straight Pro Bowl on December 17, 2019.

On December 29, 2019, Brooks suffered a dislocated shoulder in the last regular season game against the New York Giants, forcing him to miss the postseason.[8]

On June 15, 2020, it was announced that Brooks tore his Achilles and will miss the upcoming 2020 season. He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp on August 4, 2020,[9] and placed on reserve/PUP at the start of the regular season on September 5.[10] He began practicing with the team again on December 30, but the team did not activate him before the end of the season.[11]

Personal life

Brooks was diagnosed with a stress-related anxiety disorder in 2016, which explained his vomit bouts only on game days, even after a stomach ulcer was treated.[6] He is also a Wing Chun practitioner.[12] Brooks currently resides in Medford, New Jersey . [13]

References

  1. ^ "2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Brandon Brooks Added To Offensive Line". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. March 9, 2016. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "NFL announces 2018 Pro Bowl rosters". NFL.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Gantt, Darin (January 13, 2019). "Eagles guard Brandon Brooks suffers torn Achilles". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sport.
  6. ^ a b Brandon Brooks Uses Brains to Beat Brawn | NFL Films Presents, retrieved 2019
  7. ^ Spadaro, Dave (November 11, 2019). "Brandon Brooks' remarkable comeback leads to four-year contract extension". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Eagles Pro Bowl guard Brooks out rest of season". ESPN.com. December 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 4, 2020). "Eagles claim TE Caleb Wilson; place Brandon Brooks on Active/PUP list". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 5, 2020). "Eagles announce initial 53-man roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ Gallen, Daniel (December 30, 2020). "Philadelphia Eagles begin practice windows for RG Brandon Brooks, LB Davion Taylor". PennLive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "#98 Brandon Brooks (G, Eagles) | Top 100 Players of 2020 | NFL - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "An Eagle makes his nest in Medford". thesunpapers.com. April 10, 2019. Retrieved 2020.

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