Class of 2014 Semifinalist Profile: Derrick Brooks

 

FULL NAME

Derrick Dewan Brooks

POSITION

Linebacker

HT/WT

6’0”, 232

DATE OF BIRTH

April 18, 1973

BIRTHPLACE

Pensacola, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL

Booker T. Washington (Pensacola, Fla.)

COLLEGE

Florida State

DRAFTED INTO NFL

First round (28th player overall) in 1995 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SEASONS/GAMES PLAYED

14/224

YEARS/TEAMS
1995-2008

 

CAREER STATS
Year Team G No. No. Yds.
1995 Tampa Bay 16 1.0 0 0
1996 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 1 6
1997 Tampa Bay 16 1.5 2 13
1998 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 1 25
1999 Tampa Bay 16 2.0 4 61
2000 Tampa Bay 16 1.0 1 34
2001 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 3 65
2002 Tampa Bay 16 1.0 5 218
2003 Tampa Bay 16 1.0 2 56
2004 Tampa Bay 16 3.0 1 3
2005 Tampa Bay 16 3.0 1 0
2006 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 3 51
2007 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 0 0
2008 Tampa Bay 16 0.0 1 -2
Career Total 224 13.5 25 530
Additional Career Statistics: Fumble Recovery for TD: 1

 

ALL-PRO

1999 (AP, PFWA, SN) • 2000 (AP, PFWA, SN) • 2002 (AP, PFWA, SN) • 2003 (SN) • 2004 (AP, PFWA) • 2005 (AP)

PRO BOWLS

(11) – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002*, 2003, 2004*, 2005*, 2006, 2007, 2009*

*Did not play

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC Central Division champions)
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South Division, NFC, Super Bowl XXXVII champions)
2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South Division champions)    
2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South Division champions)

HALL OF FAME SEMIFINALIST

(1) – 2014

DID YOU KNOW?

Brooks became the first linebacker in NFL history to have three interceptions returns for touchdowns in the same season. He achieved the feat in 2002 when he earned NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors and helped the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title.
Only two Florida State alumni have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Seminoles in Canton include wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff and cornerback/return specialist Deion Sanders.
A respected team leader, Brooks led the Bucs in tackles nine times including seven straight seasons from 1998-2004.



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