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Encyclopedia > Derrick Brooks
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Date of birth April 18, 1973
Place of birth Pensacola, Florida
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Position(s) outside linebacker
College Florida State
Draft [[1995 NFL Draft#Round_{{{DraftedRound}}}|1995]] / Round {{{DraftedRound}}}
Pro Bowls 9
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Team(s)
1995–2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pro Football Hall of Fame, [[{{{HOF}}}]]


Derrick Brooks (born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida) plays professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brooks, an outside linebacker, starred at Washington High School in Pensacola and later at Florida State University, where he was a four-year letterman and was first-team All-American his senior year. He was selected in the first round of the 1995 draft by Tampa Bay, as was defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Brooks and Sapp were both instrumental in turning the Buccaneers from perennial doormats into eventual Super Bowl champions (they won in 2002). April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Motto: Official website: http://www. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 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Brooks has long been considered one of the premier linebackers in the NFL, as respected off the field as he is feared on it. He has been named to the Pro Bowl nine consecutive times (every year from 1997-2005)and won the Pro Bowl MVP award in the 2006 game. He has also bee named to the Associated Press All-Pro team six consecutive times (every year from 1999-2004). Brooks also was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2002. Brooks returned 3 interceptions for touchdowns in the 2002 regular season, which is a NFL record for a linebacker. Also added a fumble recovery for a touchdown. His 44-yard INT return TD in the Super Bowl iced the game for the Buccaneers. Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


Brooks is well know for his charity work and his advocacy of the importance of education. He was the co-recipient of the 2000 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and he was named to the Florida State University Board of Trustees in 2003. The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ... Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded in 1851 and located in Tallahassee, Florida. ...


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Preceded by:
Cris Carter
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
2000
(Co-Award Winner Jim Flanigan)
Succeeded by:
Jerome Bettis

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RotoTimes.com - Derrick Brooks - Fantasy Football Profile (230 words)
Derrick Brooks provided the Bucs with about $5-million of relief in 2006 by restructuring his contract Sunday and enabling the Bucs to comply with the $94.5-million salary cap, according to the St.
Derrick Brooks was back in practice yesterday after missing nearly two weeks with a sprained knee, according to the St.
Derrick Brooks sprained a knee in practice on Tuesday but the injury isn't believed to be serious, according to the AP.
Derrick Brooks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Derrick Brooks (born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida) plays professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Brooks, an outside linebacker, starred at Washington High School in Pensacola and later at Florida State University, where he was a four-year letterman and was first-team All-American his senior year.
Brooks returned 3 interceptions for touchdowns in the 2002 regular season, which is a NFL record for a linebacker.
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