A 2012 rookie minicamp tryout player, Brooks earned a spot on Bengals training camp roster, and later to a spot on Cincinnati practice squad ... Signed to team’s 2013 roster ... Played two seasons at Rutgers (2008-09), before transferring to Morgan State for remaining two seasons of eligibility (‘10-11).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-14-12 ... Waived on 8-31-12, and signed 9-1-12 to Bengals practice squad ... Released from Bengals practice squad on 11-6-12 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-8-13.
2012 RECAP: Played in all four Bengals preseason games, rushing eight-for-18 with one TD and catching two passes for 13 yards ... Waived on Aug. 31, and signed Sept. 1 to Bengals practice squad ... Released from practice squad after Game 4.
COLLEGE: Rushed 160-for-798 (5.0 average) in two seasons (2008-09) at Rutgers, with 10 TDs ... As a sophomore, played in nine Rutgers games for squad that finished 9-4, rushing 60-for-282 with four TDs ... As a freshman, played in 11 games and was Rutgers’s second-leading rusher, logging 100 carries, 516 yards and six TDs ... In two seasons (2009-10) at Morgan State, rushed 154-for-459 (3.0) with two TDs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Germantown, Md. ... Attended Seneca Valley High School.
The 6-3-1 Bengals are looking to step on history’s toes Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when they look eye-to-eye at their recent post-season angst at the 5-5 Texans. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable says it will be closer than the 2011 and 2012 Wild Card Games as Cincinnati looks to remain in first place in the AFC North.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans played in a tightly contested matchup, but the Texans would fall just short as the Bengals win 22-13.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green had 12 catches for 121 yards in the Bengals 22-13 Week 12 win over the Houston Texans.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill is untouched as he runs the ball in 2 yards for the touchdown to add to the Bengals lead.