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8   Leroy Brooks
Leroy Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hackensack, N.J.

High School:
Hackensack H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
DB


2004 UPDATE • Senior reserve safety, who is also a special teams contributor.

• Has played in 47 career games, starting 15 times during his first three seasons.

• Played in all eleven games this season with five tackles.

• Had a tackle against Hofstra (11/20) in his final collegiate game.

• Made a late tackle at Rhode Island (10/23).

• Posted one solo tackle vs. Colgate (9/11) and Richmond (9/18).

2004 OUTLOOK Will compete for playing time at safety ... Also a key player on special teams ... Has played in 36 career games, starting 15 times.

2003: Backup defensive back, who also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in all 13 games, making two starts ... Totaled 22 tackles including, 15 solo stops ... Also had a blocked punt and a pass breakup ... Blocked punt against Colgate, which UMass returned for a touchdown ... Posted seven total tackles in the victory over New Hampshire ... Recorded three tackles, including one solo stop, in the win at Villanova ... Totaled three tackles in the victory over James Madison ... Registered a pair of tackles against Hofstra, William & Mary and Maine ... Had a tackle and a pass breakup in the season opener against Central Connecticut State.

2002: One of UMass' top cornerbacks ... Played in 12 games on the season, starting five times ... Recorded 40 total tackles on the season, with six pass breakups, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... Made nine total tackles at New Hampshire, with two tackles for loss ... Had six tackles and two pass breakups against AIC ... Totaled six tackles against Central Connecticut ... Recorded five tackles with two pass breakups and a forced fumble against Hofstra ... Had three tackles and a pass breakup in the victory at Richmond ... Totaled three tackles and a pass breakup at Northeastern ... Made two tackles in the win over Delaware ... Recorded a pair of tackles in the victory over Maine ... Had two tackles at North Carolina State.

2001: Co-recipient of the Vic Fusia Award, as the team's most improved player ... Played in all 11 games on the season, starting eight times ... Took over as the starter at one cornerback spot for the final six games of the season, after starting two games early in the year when Eddie Bowman was injured ... Totaled 44 tackles on the season, including 34 solo stops ... Also had two tackles for loss, three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles ... Recorded eight tackles in the victory over Northeastern, while also forcing a fumble and making a key pass breakup in the end zone in the closing minutes ... Made a career-best eight solo tackles at Villanova ... Had six solo tackles and forced a fumble at Delaware ... Recorded two tackles and a pass breakup at Maine ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup in the victory over James Madison ... Made four solo tackles against New Hampshire ... Had three tackles against Richmond, Rhode Island and Hofstra.

2000: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Played his prep ball at Hackensack High School ... Recorded 70 tackles and one interception during his senior season ... Also rushed for 1,981 yards and 25 touchdowns as a tailback, and returned a punt for a touchdown ... Had career totals of 188 tackles and six interceptions, in addition to rushing for 3,681 yards and 39 touchdowns ... Served as team captain during his senior season, when team posted a 10-2 record and won the New Jersey Group 4 championship ... Two-time team MVP ... Named first team All-County, All-League and All-Group 4 ... Also earned second team All-State honors ... Ran varsity track for three years ... A first team All-American and three-time All-Bergen County selection in track ... Ran a leg on the nation's fastest sprint medley relay team during junior year ... Set school record in the 600 meters with a time of 1:23.1 ... Also had top times of 22.31 in the 200 meters, 49.11 in the 400 meters and 1:55.4 in the 800 meters.

Personal: Full name is Leroy Eustace Brooks ... Son of Dierdre Carbroll ... Born January 6, 1982, in Manhattan, N.Y. ... Majoring in Legal Studies.

Career Statistics (Defense) Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2001 11/8 34 10 44 0-0 2-3 0-0 3 2002 12/5 25 15 40 0-0 2-9 0-0 6 2003 13/2 15 7 22 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2004 11/0 4 1 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 47/15 78 33 111 0-0 4-12 0-0 10

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 at New Hampshire (11/9/02)

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