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Jerome Brooks
Jerome Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Haltom City, Texas

High School:
Haltom City

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 179

Position:
Running Back



Career: Ranks 11th on Purdue career kickoff return yards list with 701 and 11th with 21.9-yard kickoff return average ... has one 100-yard rushing game.

2003: Received team's Newcomer Award -- Offense for spring season ... named to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... appeared in all 13 games as reserve and on special teams ... second on team with 349 yards rushing on 79 carries with two touchdowns ... average of 4.4 yards per carry was tops on team among running backs ... averaged 21.9 yards on 32 kickoff returns to rank sixth in Big Ten ... total of 701 kickoff return yards ranks third on school season list behind Rod Woodson (735 in 1986) and Jermaine Ross (713 in 1993) ... posted season highs of 21 carries, 122 yards and two touchdowns vs. Arizona on Sept. 20 ... averaged 5.8 yards per carry in that game ... came up with season-long 50-yard kickoff return vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 27 ... rushed 20 times for 82 yards vs. Illinois on Oct. 4 ... had 41-yard kickoff return vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1 and 47-yarder vs. Iowa on Nov. 8 ... returned five kickoffs for 137 yards (27.4 average), including a 41-yarder, vs. Georgia in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.

2002: Did not play ... split season between running back and wide receiver on scout team.

High School: Rated as four-star prospect by Prep Football Report ... ranked as No. 46 running back in the nation by Student Sports and No. 45 overall player in Texas by in Lone Star Recruiting ... as senior rushed for 1,841 yards and 20 touchdowns ... caught 12 passes for 191 yards (15.9 average) and three touchdowns ... broke school game record with 342 yards rushing and six touchdowns, then bettered mark with 346 yards two weeks later ... district Most Valuable Player as junior after rushing for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns ... school's career rushing leader with more than 4,500 yards ... coach was Jim Shewmake.

Personal: Given name is Jerome Desmond Brooks ... born Feb. 3, 1984 ... sociology major ... enjoys playing pool and video games and listening to music.