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.
After the Bengals held Kevin Hogan to a 26.4 passer passer rating on his first 24 NFL passes Sunday in a 31-17 win at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium, Browns head coach Hue Jackson now has five guys with at least 24 passes in seven games. Marvin Lewis has five in 14 seasons.
A.J. Green yanking the tipped ball out of a maze of four Browns with one hand and pulling it into his body to give them a 21-10 half-time lead symbolized the 3-4 Bengals pulling within a game of the 4-3 Steelers in first place and into a tie for second with the 3-4 Ravens in the suddenly jammed AFC North.