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Chris Brooks
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Chris Brooks 28189
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Hazelwood East

2009 (Senior)
Chris Brooks completed his career with Nebraska in 2009, and he was a key part of the Husker passing game as a senior. Brooks played in 12 games in 2009, and hauled in 14 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown.

Brooks caught at least one pass in five of the season's first six games, but suffered a rib injury at mid-season that sidelined him for two games, then reduced his role down the stretch. Brooks had three catches for 50 yards and a 26-yard touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette, then had a career high five catches for a career-best 66 yards against Texas Tech. He also had two receptions each against Arkansas State and Virginia Tech.

2008 (Junior)
Brooks played in 11 games and made two catches for 27 yards. He did not have a reception in the first eight games, before catching a two-yard pass at Oklahoma. A week later, Brooks caught a 25-yard TD pass from Joe Ganz in the second quarter of Nebraska’s 45-35 win over Kansas. The reception came on a 3rd-and-10 play and tied the game at 14. Brooks missed the
Gator Bowl with a sprained ankle.

In addition to his role on offense, Brooks was involved with the special teams. Nebraska coaches noticed Brooks’ contributions in that department, naming him the special teams captain against Missouri and Oklahoma. Brooks made an unassisted tackle at Oklahoma.

2007 (Sophomore)
Brooks played in the season opener against Nevada and made his first career reception for four yards. He did not see additional action.

2006 (Redshirt)
Brooks did not see action and redshirted during the 2006 season.

2005 (Freshman)
Brooks played in four games (Maine, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Missouri) as a true freshman, but did not have a reception.

Before Nebraska (Hazelwood East HS)
Brooks was a standout for Coach Corey Johnson at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis. Brooks had 66 receptions as a senior for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns, with a long reception of 77 yards. In the process, he helped Hazelwood East to a 9-4 record and a runner-up finish in Missouri’s Class 6A (state’s largest classification).

Brooks earned all-city honors in St. Louis each of his final three years of high school. He was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Missouri according to and among the top 15 receivers in the country according to the service. Brooks chose NU over his in-state school Missouri, and also received offers from Florida and Illinois.

Brooks is the son of Donnie Brooks and Marilyn McClure, and was born on Feb. 5, 1987. He is majoring in economics, and has volunteered with the Huskers’ team hospital visits.

Brooks' Career Statistics









2005 4/0 0 0 0 0 - 0















4 vs. Nevada


2008 11/0 2 27 13.5 2.5 25 vs. Kansas (TD) 1
2009 12/0 14 179 12.8 14.9 26 vs. La.-Lafayette (TD) 1







26 vs. La.-Lafayette, 2009








Single-Game Highs
5 vs. Texas Tech, 2009
Yards-66 vs. Texas Tech, 2009
Touchdowns-1 vs. Kansas, 2008, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 209

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