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#14 Ron Brooks
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 171 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Irving, Texas
High School: MacArthur HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 10/16/1988
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Ron Brooks Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/20/2012

2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Ole Miss)

NFL DRAFT (No. 124, 4th Rd., Buffalo Bills)
Third of three LSU defensive backs selected in the draft along with cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round and safety Brandon Taylor in the third round ... Bills received the fourth-round pick used on Taylor as part of a 2011 trade with the Baltimore Ravens for wide receiver Lee Evans.

CAREER
Played in 53 games in his LSU career starting three times ... Finished career with 90 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks ... Intercepted three passes during his career and returned all three for touchdowns (2010 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2011 vs. Auburn and Ole Miss) ... Played in every game for the Tigers from 2008 through 2011 (53 games).

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in 14 games and made three starts ... Starts came against Auburn, West Virginia, and Arkansas ...  One of LSU's most experienced players having played in every game since 2008 (53 games) ... A top reserve in the secondary who often played in LSU's nickel and dime packages ... Intercepted two passes and return both of them four touchdowns ... Intercepted an Ole Miss pass on the third play of the game and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown in LSU's 52-3 win over the Rebels ... Picked off a third quarter pass and returned it 28 yards for a score in LSU's 45-10 win over Auburn ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Ole Miss as he registered four tackles, including a sack for an 11-yard loss, as well as a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Recovered fumbles in wins over Oregon, Ole Miss and Arkansas and forced fumbles against Auburn and Ole Miss ... Had career-best six tackles to go along with a sack for a 14-yard loss in win over Arkansas ... Tied a career high with 2.0 tackles for a loss, including one sack, and a pass breakup and a QB hurry in win over Western Kentucky ... Served as a gunner on LSU's punt coverage ... Returned five kickoffs for a total of 81 yards (16.2 average).

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Very productive season as he finished with 33 total tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, two sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception ... Had his best game as a Tiger against Louisiana-Monroe when he made his first career interception and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown ... Added his first career sac to go along with a career-high five tackles and one pass breakup in win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Recorded his second career sack versus Ole Miss that forced a fumble, and he also posted two tackles for a loss ... Credited with four tackles, one PBU and one quarterback hurry against West Virginia and also returned one kickoff for 24 yards ... Recorded four tackles, one for a loss, in the opener against North Carolina and also returned two kickoffs for 63 yards with a career-high long of 50 ... Finished the season with seven kickoff returns for 162 yards and a 23.1 yard average ... Also served as a gunner on punt coverage and downed several punts inside the 20 throughout the season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Played in all 13 games on the season and was a starting kickoff returner ... Had his best game as a returner at Ole Miss with three returns for 86 yards, including a long of 41 ... Recorded one tackle and a pass breakup against Auburn ... Returned two kickoffs for 35 yards with a long of 21 yards against Vanderbilt ... Season-high in tackles was two on two occasions - at Alabama and vs. Louisiana Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Saw action on special teams in all 13 games ... Finished year with 18 tackles, nine of which were solo ... Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble, all on special teams ... Fumble recovery came on a muffed punt against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Forced a fumble on a punt return against South Carolina ... Forced fumble on second quarter kickoff return against Alabama ... LSU recovered that fumble and scored two players later to take a 14-7 lead against top-ranked Alabama ... Had career-best three tackles in comeback win over Troy ... Added a pair of tackles against Alabama and had two against Mississippi State ...  Tallied a quarterback hurry and two tackles versus North Texas ... In his LSU debut, made one tackle against Appalachian State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top all-around athletes in the state of Texas and the nation as a senior ... A standout, dual-threat quarterback at MacArthur High School as a senior ... Notorious for turning small plays into big gains ... Played a prominent offensive role in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the West team in January ... As a senior, rushed for 1,264 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also threw for 882 yards and nine touchdowns ... Named the District 7-5A MVP as a senior ... Racked up 322 yards in total offense with six touchdowns in a game against North Garland on Sept. 14 (168 yards rushing and 153 yards passing) ... Tallied 43 receptions for 778 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Also recorded over 300 yards in returning punts and kicks in 2006 ... Coached by Brian Basil.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 16, 1988, in Dallas, Texas ... Parents are Anthony and Lolette Brooks ... Has two siblings, Kaelyn and Jasmine ... Dad played college football at Texas A&M Commerce and then later spent the 1993 season on the active roster with the Chicago Bears ... Majoring in general studies. 

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 6 vs. Arkansas, 2011
Tackles for loss: 2, twice (Last: vs. Western Kentucky, 2011; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2010)
Sacks: 1, five times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011)
Interceptions: 1, three times (Last: at Ole Miss, 2011) 

BROOKS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2007

Redshirt Season

2008

13-0

9

9

18

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

2

1-0

2009

13-0

3

6

9

0-0

0-0

1

0

0-0

0

0

2010

13-0

18

15

33

6.0-24

2.0-16

3

1

1-32

1

0

2011

13-3

20

10

30

6.5-40

3.5-31

6

3

2-74

2

3-0

Totals

53-3
50
40
90
12.5-64
5.5-47
10
5
3-106
5
4-0

BROOKS' CAREER RETURN STATISTICS

 

KICKOFF RETURNS

PUNT RETURNS

Year

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

LG

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

LG

2007

Redshirt Season

2008

0

0

-

0

-

0

0

-

0

-

2009

13

252

19.4

0

41

0

0

-

0

-

2010

7

162

23.1

0

50

0

0

-

0

-

2011

5

81

16.2

0

18

0

0

-

0

-

TOTALS

25

495

19.8

0

50

0

0

-

0

-

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