Robert Brooks

Robert Darren Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who attended University of South Carolina and played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver Broncos.[1]

Robert Brooks
No. 87, 85
Position:Wide Receiver
Personal information
Born:June 23, 1970 (age 48)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Career information
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:4,276
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


Early life

Brooks started playing football in a pee wee league at the age of six. He then moved on to playing at Northside Junior High. He played running back until he reached college. In his senior year at Greenwood high school, he scored 14 touchdowns and gained over 700 yards. He was also a state champion track star in high school. He was considered one of the best track athletes in the world after winning the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 13.9 seconds at the Keebler International Prep Track and Field Invitational in June 1988.

College career

Brooks played collegiately for the University of South Carolina (1988–1991). He was a fan favorite throughout his college career, Brooks was known for his fluid running and sure hands. He was a Freshman All-American in 1988. Originally recruited as a running back, Brooks took to the field at wide receiver wearing the jersey number 49 for the Gamecocks. During the 1988 season, Brooks, then a freshman, made an exceptional over-the-shoulder one handed catch for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs.

Professional career

Brooks was drafted in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 1992 NFL draft to the Green Bay Packers. He played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1998) and the Denver Broncos (2000). He led the NFL in kickoff returns in 1993 with a 26.6-yard average. He came into his own in 1995, following a career-ending injury to teammate Sterling Sharpe. That year, he led the Packers with 102 receptions and 13 touchdowns, while racking up 1,497 receiving yards, a franchise record [1]. During the 1995 season, Brooks caught a 99-yard pass play from Brett Favre during a Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears September 11, 1995. This reception currently ties the records for longest pass play from scrimmage with twelve other receivers.

Brooks suffered a severe knee injury in week 7 of the 1996 season against the San Francisco 49ers. Niners cornerback Tyronne Drakeford pulled Brooks to the turf while he was blocking downfield. Brooks suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn patellar tendon on the play. He missed the remainder of the season, and was unable to play in Super Bowl XXXI. The Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21. Brooks vowed to return the next season, and in 1997 he won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award, catching 60 passes for 1,010 yards and 7 touchdowns. Brooks later developed back problems as he was forced to change his running mechanics. He suffered through a painful season in 1998, and briefly retired before attempting a comeback with the Broncos in 2000. Following the season, in which he appeared in only a handful of games, Brooks again retired from the NFL. At the time of his retirement, Brooks finished with 309 receptions, 4,276 yards, and 32 touchdowns.

Brooks popularized the Lambeau Leap touchdown celebration.

Post-football career

After his professional football career ended, members of Brooks family called him about going into the music industry, using the nickname “Shoo-in” which he had developed during his football-playing days. Brooks created the record label “Shoo-in 4 Life”. He also has produced two CD's entitled Jump and Down wit’ tha Bay. He is the wide receivers coach at Brophy College Preparatory, a high school in Phoenix Arizona. Brooks is now married and the father of three children — Robert, Elisha and Austin — residing in the Phoenix, AZ area. He has become the minister of Trendsetters Church at RBM Center in Phoenix.[2]


  1. ^ "Robert Brooks NFL & AFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Nathan Hager (July 20, 2006). "It Didn't Take Brooks Long To Embrace Life As A Packer". (archived via Internet Archive on July 21, 2006). Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved July 5, 2010.

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16P/Brooks, also known as Brooks 2, is a periodic comet discovered by William Robert Brooks on July 7, 1889, but failed to note any motion. He was able to confirm the discovery the next morning, having seen that the comet had moved north. On August 1, 1889, the famous comet hunter Edward Emerson Barnard discovered two fragments of the comet labeled "B" and "C" located 1 and 4.5 arc minutes away. On August 2, he found another four or five, but these were no longer visible the next day. On August 4, he observed two more objects, labeled "D" and "E". "E" disappeared by the next night and "D" was gone by the next week. Around mid-month, "B" grew large and faint, finally disappearing at the beginning of September. "C" managed to survive until mid-November 1889. No new nuclei were discovered before the apparition ended on January 13, 1891.

The breakup is believed to have been caused by the passage of the comet within Jupiter's Roche limit in 1886, when it spent two days within the orbit of Io. After the discovery apparition, the comet has always been over two magnitudes fainter and no fragments have been seen since 1889.

On 31 December 2016 the comet will pass 0.333 AU from Jupiter then on 3 July 2053 pass 0.247 AU (37,000,000 km; 23,000,000 mi) from Jupiter.

ABLA Homes

ABLA Homes (Jane Addams Homes, Robert Brooks Homes, Loomis Courts and Grace Abbott Homes) was a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing development that comprised four separate public housing projects on the Near-West Side of Chicago, Illinois. The name "ABLA" was an acronym for four different housing developments that together constituted one large site. The four housing developments that made up ABLA were: the Jane Addams Homes, Robert Brooks Homes (including the Robert Brooks Extension), Loomis Courts, and the Grace Abbott Homes totaling 3,596 units. It spanned from Cabrini Street on the north to 15th Street on the south, and from Blue Island Avenue on the east to Ashland Avenue on the west. Most of the ABLA has been razed for Roosevelt Square, a new mixed-income community development. For most of their existence, the ABLAs held more than 17,000 residents (though only 8,500 were officially on the lease), giving it the second largest population in the CHA. It was second only to the Robert Taylor Homes and Cabrini–Green in land area and had a higher occupancy than Cabrini–Green.

C/1911 O1

C/1911 O1 (Brooks), also designated 1911 V or Comet Brooks, was a bright comet discovered in July 1911 by astronomer William Robert Brooks.

It is notable for becoming a bright naked-eye object of second magnitude, with a narrow straight tail of up to thirty degrees in length and a distinct blue colour; this colour seen in some comets is usually a result of the emission of carbon monoxide ions. It was also notable for uniquely being visible at the same time (mid October 1911) and in the same part of the sky as a second bright comet; this was C/1911 S3 (Beljawsky), which reached the first magnitude, had a fifteen degree tail and a bright golden-yellow appearance.

David Brooks (footballer)

David Robert Brooks (born 8 July 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth. He has played for both Wales and England at youth level before making his senior debut for Wales in 2017. After a series of impressive performance for Sheffield United in the 2017–18 season, Brooks was recruited by Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe in the summer of 2018 for a fee of £11.5 million.

Intimidation Game

Intimidation Game is the fourteenth episode of the sixteenth season of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the episode, which was loosely inspired by the Gamergate controversy, a female video game developer is harassed and threatened by a group of misogynistic cyber terrorists. The episode featured guest appearances from Logan Paul, Toby Turner, Jack Vale and James Ciccone.

Announced on January 29, 2015 and aired on NBC in the United States on February 11, 2015, the episode received negative reviews for its portryal of gaming culture and sexism in video games.According to TV by the Numbers, the episode's original broadcast was watched by 6.12 million viewers and acquired a 1.4 rating/4% share in the 18–49 demographic.

List of mayors of Wells

Mayor of Wells, Somerset, England:

1590: Leonard Crosse

1592: William Watkin

1593 - 1594: James Godwyn

1598: John Ayshe

1608: John Ayshe

1613 - 1614: James Godwyn

1750 - 1751 John Dorset Long

1751 - 1752 Thomas Strode

1752 - 1753 Charles Tudway

1753 - 1754 John Sutton

1754 - 1755 Robert Holloway

1755 - 1756 Charles Tudway

1756 - 1757 Thomas Miller

1757 - 1758 William Keate

1758 - 1759 John Long

1759 - 1760 John Sutton

1760 - 1761 William Nicholls

1761 - 1762 Charles Tudway

1762 - 1763 Joseph Lovell

1763 - 1764 Clement Tudway

1764 - 1765 Thomas Miller

1765 - 1766 Robert Tudway

1766 - 1767 William Rood

1767 - 1768 Charles Tudway

1768 - 1769 James Flood

1769 - 1770 Joseph Lovell

1770 - 1771 Thomas Millard

1771 - 1772 Robert Tudway

1772 - 1773 Clement Tudway

1773 - 1774 William Rood

1774 - 1775 Joseph Lovell

1775 - 1776 Clement Tudway

1776 - 1777 Thomas Millard

1777 - 1778 Robert Tudway

1778 - 1779 John Brock

1779 - 1780 William Rood

1780 - 1781 Clement Tudway

1781 - 1782 Joseph Lovell

1782 - 1783 Thomas Millard

1783 - 1784 William Rood

1784 - 1785 Clement Tudway

1785 - 1786 John Allford

1786 - 1787 John Brock

1787 - 1788 Clement Tudway

1788 - 1789 Thomas Millard

1789 - 1790 John Lovell

1790 - 1791 John Allford

1791 - 1792 Clement Tudway

1792 - 1793 George Lax

1793 - 1794 John Brock

1794 - 1795 Clement Tudway

1795 - 1796 Thomas Millard

1796 - 1797 John Lovell

1797 - 1798 Clement Tudway

1798 - 1799 George Lax

1799 - 1800 John Brock

1800 - 1801 Robert Lax

1801 - 1802 Edward Goldesborough

1802 - 1803 George Lax

1803 - 1804 Clement Tudway

1804 - 1805 Francis Drake

1805 - 1806 John Porch

1806 - 1807 Robert Lax

1807 - 1808 Edward Goldesborough

1808 - 1809 Clement Tudway

1809 - 1810 George Lax

1810 - 1811 John Paine Tudway

1811 - 1812 Joseph Teek

1812 - 1813 Edward Spencer

1813 - 1814 Maurice Davies

1814 - 1815 Henry Brookes

1815 - 1816 Robert Lax

1816 - 1817 Henry Brookes

1817 - 1818 Francis Besly

1818 - 1819 Joseph Teek

1819 - 1820 Henry Brookes

1820 - 1821 Stephen Davies

1821 - 1822 Henry Hope

1822 - 1823 Robert Brooks

1823 - 1824 Henry Brookes

1824 - 1825 Francis Besly

1825 - 1826 Henry Hope

1826 - 1827 Henry Brookes

1827 - 1828 Edward Spencer

1828 - 1829 Stephen Davies

1829 - 1830 Robert Welsh

1830 - 1831 John Lax

1831 - 1832 John Nicholls

1832 - 1833 John Lax

1833 - 1834 Francis Besly

1834 - 1835 Robert Brooks

1835 - 1836 Joseph Lovell

1836 - 1837 Joseph Lovell

1837 - 1838 John Lax

1838 - 1839 William Inman Welsh

1839 - 1840 Joseph Giles

1840 - 1841 John Fry

1841 - 1842 William Inman Welsh

1842 - 1843 John Belfour Plowman

1843 - 1844 James Garrod

1844 - 1845 William Perkins

1845 - 1846 James Garrod

1846 - 1847 John Belfour Plowman

1847 - 1848 Henry Bernard

1848 - 1849 Henry Bernard

1849 - 1850 Edward Nicklin Wells

1850 - 1851 Edward Nicklin Wells

1855-? (13 times by 1887) John Gifford Everett

1890 - 1892 Jonathan Slater

1897 - 1898 James Tate

1902 - 1904 ST Richards

1913 - 1919 G.W. Wheeler

1921 - 1922 William Reakes

1923 - 1924 Edwin Crease

1926 Edwin Crease

1947 - 1949 Ernest Sheldon

1954 - 1956 Florence (Flooray) Melrose

1963 - 1965 Lillian M Osmond

1970 - 1971 Wilhelmina Pinching

1974 - 1975 David Tudway Quilter

1975 - 1976 Neil Mitchell

1976 - 1977 George Algar

1977 - 1978 Christine Stiles

1978 - 1979 Harry Parkes

1979 - 1980 Ernest Wright

1980 - 1981 Christina Baron

1981 - 1982 Helen Barrett

1982 - 1983 Stephen Fowler

1983 - 1984 Eileen Giles

1984 - 1985 Graham Livings

1985 - 1986 Peter Wride

1986 - 1987 Nan Rennett

1987 - 1988 Norman Kennedy

1988 - 1989 Pat Robinson

1989 - 1990 Josephine Robinson

1990 - 1991 Harvey Siggs

1991 - 1992 Sheila Pierce

1992 - 1993 Alan Hague

1993 - 1994 Kate Fry

1994 - 1995 John Howett

1995 - 1996 Nick Denison

1996 - 1997 Isobel Marshall

1997 - 1998 Roy Mackenzie

1998 - 1999 Rosemary Woods

1999 - 2000 Maureen Brandon

2000 - 2001 Desmond Gripper

2001 - 2002 David Anderson

2002 - 2003 Jean Hague

2003 - 2004 Colin Price

2004 - 2005 Harvey Siggs

2005 - 2006 Norman Kennedy

2006 - 2007 Simon Davies

2007 - 2008 David Anderson

2008 - 2009 Christina Borastero

2009 - 2010 Christina Borastero

2010 - 2011 Tony Robbins

2011 - 2012 Danny Unwin

2012 - 2013 Maureen Brandon

2013 - 2014 Theo Butt Philip

2014 - 2015 Chris Briton

2015 - 2016 Gordon Wilson

2016 – 2017 Alison Gibson (643rd mayor)

NFL Jams (1996 album)

NFL Jams is a compilation album released by the National Football League. The album featured hip hop and R&B musicians such as Method Man, Richie Rich and Ghostface Killah performing songs alongside NFL stars including Andre Rison, Ricky Watters and Robert Brooks. A follow-up title by the same name was later released two years later.

Ramsey Windmill, Essex

Ramsey Windmill is a grade II* listed post mill at Ramsey, Essex, England which has been restored.

Robert B. Cullum

Robert Brooks Cullum (May 10, 1912 - December 11, 1981) was an American businessman and civic leader.

Robert Brooks (MP)

Robert Brooks (1790 – 5 June 1882) was a British Conservative Party politician, businessman and trader.

Robert Brooks (Wisconsin politician)

Robert Brooks (born July 13, 1965) is an American businessman and Republican politician from Saukville, Wisconsin. He is the State Representative for the 60th District of the Wisconsin State Assembly.Brooks graduated from Parkview High School in Orfordville, Wisconsin and then went to University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Brooks owned taverns, a real estate brokerage, and management business. He served on the Ozaukee County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors and served as chairman. Brooks ran uncontested for Wisconsin State Assembly in 2014. On November 4, 2014, Brooks was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly. In 2018 the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Brooks had made "sexual comments to two female state lawmakers and a racial remark to a Latina legislator". Brooks attributed the comments to the influence of alcohol, apologized, and resigned his leadership position in the assembly.

Robert Brooks (cricketer)

Robert David Brooks (born 14 September 1970) is a former English cricketer. Brooks was a left-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Truro, Cornwall.

Brooks made his debut for Oxfordshire in the 1997 Minor Counties Championship against Herefordshire. Brooks played Minor counties cricket for Oxfordshire from 1997 to 2004, which included 11 Minor Counties Championship matches and 2 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches. He made his List A debut against Wales Minor Counties in the 2000 NatWest Trophy. He played his second and final List A match against Huntingdonshire in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy. In his 2 List A matches he scored 37 runs at a batting average of 18.50, with a high score of 23.

Robert Brooks Brown

Robert Brooks Brown (born April 14, 1959) is a United States Army four-star general who became commander of the United States Army Pacific on April 30, 2016 shortly after officially being promoted to four star general.

From June 2003 to December 2005 Brown commanded the 1/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Lewis, WA. The 1/25th Stryker Brigade was deployed to Mosul, Iraq from Sep 2004 to Sep 2005. Brown led the Brigade through combat operations and the first elections in a Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

From February 2014 to April 2016 he was the commanding general United States Army Combined Arms Center.

From 2012 to 2014 he was the commanding general of the I Corps at Joint Base Lewis–McChord.Brown graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1977. He played for the Army Black Knights men's basketball team while attending the United States Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1981. He received a Master of Education degree at the University of Virginia in the 1980s.Brown played basketball under Coach Mike Krzyzewski and was a 1,000 point scorer for the Army Black Knights basketball team. Brown has remained close to the coach and even spoke at a USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas prior to the 2006 Olympics.

Robert Towns

Robert Towns (10 November 1794 – 11 April 1873) was an Australian merchant, shipowner, pastoralist, politician, whaler and civic leader. He was the founder of Townsville, Queensland.

After a career at sea as a master mariner based in Britain, Towns came to Australia in 1843 as the agent for London merchant Robert Brooks (MP). He also became a merchant in his own right in Sydney with involvement in the sandalwood and pelagic whaling trades. He was an importer of sugar and tea and exporter of wool, whale oil, cotton and other commodities. He later became a pastoralist and pioneered the cultivation of cotton in Queensland.

The head office of Robert Towns & Company was in Sydney with branch offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Dunedin and Townsville. His far flung trading connections saw him do business with merchants in Mauritius, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), the Philippines, New Zealand, New Caledonia, China, the New Hebrides, California and Chile.

Super Bowl XXXII

Super Bowl XXXII was an American football game played between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion and defending Super Bowl XXXI champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1997 season. The Broncos defeated the Packers by the score of 31–24. The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, the second time that the Super Bowl was held in that city. Super Bowl XXXII also made Qualcomm Stadium the only stadium in history to have the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year.

This was Denver's first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses, and snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl (the previous being the Los Angeles Raiders' win in Super Bowl XVIII after the 1983 season). The Broncos, who entered the game after posting a 12–4 regular season record in 1997, became just the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl and the first since the Raiders in Super Bowl XV. The Packers, who entered the game as the defending Super Bowl XXXI champions after posting a 13–3 regular season record, were the first team favored to win by double digits to lose a Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV.

The game was close throughout much of the contest. The Broncos converted two turnovers to take a 17–7 lead in the second quarter before the Packers cut the score to 17–14 at halftime. Green Bay kept pace with Denver in the second half, before tying the game with 13:32 remaining. Both defenses stiffened until Broncos running back Terrell Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left. Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Davis (a San Diego native) was named Super Bowl MVP. He ran for 157 yards, caught two passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns.

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

William Robert Brooks

William Robert Brooks (June 11, 1844 – May 3, 1921) was a British-born American astronomer, mainly noted as being one of the most prolific discoverers of new comets of all time, second only to Jean-Louis Pons. He was born in Maidstone, England, the son of a Baptist minister who emigrated to Marion, New York. Son of Rev. William and Caroline (Wickings) Brooks.

Wisconsin State Assembly

The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. Together with the smaller Wisconsin Senate, the two constitute the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Representatives are elected for two-year terms, elected during the fall elections. If a vacancy occurs in an Assembly seat between elections, it may be filled only by a special election.

The Wisconsin Constitution limits the size of the State Assembly to between 54 and 100 members inclusive. Since 1973, the state has been divided into 99 Assembly districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 99 representatives. From 1848 to 1853 there were 66 assembly districts; from 1854 to 1856, 82 districts; from 1857 to 1861, 97 districts; and from 1862 to 1972, 100 districts. The size of the Wisconsin State Senate is tied to the size of the Assembly; it must be between one-fourth and one-third the size of the Assembly. Presently, the Senate has 33 members, with each Senate district formed by combining three neighboring Assembly districts.

The Assembly chamber is located in the west wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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