Bill Brooks (American football)

William T. Brooks, Jr. (born April 6, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former American football wide receiver who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 6'1", 190 lb (86 kg). wide receiver from Boston University, Brooks played in 11 NFL seasons from 1986–1996 for the Colts, the Buffalo Bills, and the Washington Redskins.

Brooks was the Colts' leading receiver for five of his seven seasons with them, and recorded a career best 1,131 yards in 1986. With the Bills, he assisted them to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXVIII in the 1993 season. Taking over for retired starter James Lofton, he caught 60 passes for 712 yards and five touchdowns during the season. He also caught six passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills 29–23 win over the Los Angeles Raiders in the divisional playoff round. In his final season with the Bills, he caught a career-high 11 touchdown passes.

Brooks finished his career with 583 receptions for 8,001 yards and 46 touchdowns. He also gained 106 yards on 18 carries.

Brooks has been honored by being the first Indianapolis Colts player to be inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor on August 22, 1998.[1] He is currently Executive Director of Administration for the Colts front office.[2]

Bill Brooks
No. 80
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:April 6, 1964 (age 54)
Boston, Massachusetts
Career information
College:Boston University
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 4 / Pick: 86
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:8,001
Player stats at

Early life

Bill "Billy" Brooks attended Framingham North High School, where he broke and set several athletic records.


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Bill Brooks

Bill Brooks may refer to:

Bill Brooks (coach) (1922–2010), football and basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Bill Brooks (American football) (born 1964), former wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins

Bill Brooks (Arkansas), football player for the University of Arkansas in the 1950s

Bill Brooks (American football coach) (died 2007), American football player and coach

Bill Brooks (American football coach)

Bill Brooks (died October 27, 2007) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Canisius College from 1975 to 1981. Brooks was a standout player at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania .

William Brooks

William Brooks may refer to:

William Thomas Brooks (1889–1943), police officer that led 1923 Victorian police strike

William Brooks (Australian politician) (1858–1937), New South Wales politician

William Brooks (footballer) (1873–?), English footballer

William Brooks (died 1782), founder of English gentlemen's club Brooks's

William Brooks, 2nd Baron Crawshaw (1853–1929), English nobleman

William Brooks of Blackburn (1762–1846), cotton supplier

William Collin Brooks (1893–1959), British journalist, writer and broadcaster

Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, 1st Baronet (1819–1900), British lawyer and politician

William Edwin Brooks (1828–1899), Irish civil engineer and ornithologist

Bucky Brooks (William Eldridge Brooks, Jr., born 1971), American football player and sportswriter

Bill Brooks (coach) (William J. Brooks, 1922–2010), American baseball and basketball coach

William Keith Brooks (1848–1908), American zoologist

William L. Brooks (1832–1874), American western outlaw

Bill Brooks (American football) (William T. Brooks, Jr., born 1964), former American football player

Bud Brooks (William Brooks, 1930–2005), American football player

Billy Brooks (William McKinley Brooks III, born 1953), American football player

William Michael Clifton Brooks, 4th Baron Crawshaw (1933–1997), English nobleman

William P. Brooks (1851–1938), American agricultural scientist

William Robert Brooks (1844–1921), American astronomer

William T. H. Brooks (1821–1870), Union Major General during the American Civil War

William Brooks, 2nd Baron Crawshaw (1853–1929), British peer

Division championships (16)
Conference championships (7)
League championships (5)
Retired numbers
Current league affiliations
Seasons (67)

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