ASU: Tall, athletic defensive end who is expected to start this season...set career highs in tackles, sacks, and tackles for loss in 2010...earned the starting defensive end spot by the fourth game of the 2009 season...provides great inside pressure in nickel defense...blocked two of ASU's record tying six kicks in 2010-a record set in 1992...one of 30 seniors playing in their final season.
2010: Played a snap in each of ASU's 12 games...starting in over half, including a string of four straight to end the season...collected a career-high 25 tackles (20 solo)...had a streak of three games where recorded a tackle for loss...etched his name onto Territorial Cup lure with a play now known as "The Block"...swatted away an extra point attempt by UA's Alex Zendejas with 27 seconds remaining in regulation that would have given the Wildcats a 21-20 win in Tucson...instead, the blocked extra point sent the game into overtime, which ASU eventually won 30-29 in a second extra period...Brooks blocked a second extra point to secure the improbable win, but this time the football ricocheted off his chest after bouncing off a UA lineman's elbow...that, along with three tackles and a sack for minus 11 yards helped earn him Pac-10 player of the week.
2009: Collected 17 tackles (six solo), three and a half sacks and seven tackles for loss in his sophomore season...grabbed his first career interception against Oregon on Nov. 14 and returned it 13 yards...added two pass breakups and a forced fumble...had four tackles, two and a half sacks and two and a half tackles for loss against Washington St. Oct. 10...forced a fumble Oct. 31 vs. Cal...missed the first three games of the season before starting the final nine contests.
2008: Played in 11 games...recorded 11 tackles (five solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (minus 19 yards), 1.5 sacks (minus 14 yards) and two pass break-ups on the season...the Flagstaff, Ariz., native made his collegiate debut against his hometown school, NAU, on Aug. 30, collecting four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in ASU's victory...had a pass break-up in win over Stanford on Sept. 6...had one tackle and a half tackle for loss against UNLV on Sept. 13...posted a tackle for loss, including a half-sack, at California on Oct. 4...had one solo tackle at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...finished with three solo tackles, including a 12-yard sack, in win at Washington on Nov. 8...the sack seemed to turn the tide of the game, as it came in the third quarter with ASU trailing by three, but the Sun Devils outscored the Huskies 23-0 from that point on...had a half tackle for loss in shutout win over Washington State on Nov. 15...broke up a pass in victory over UCLA on Nov. 28.
2007: Redshirted as a member of ASU's scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School...listed as the No. 11 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep in the pre- and postseason...regarded as the No. 38 strong side defensive end in the nation and the No. 12 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com...earned first-team All-Region and first-team All-City honors...was named Flagstaff High's Offensive Player of the Year...caught 24 passes for 663 yards (27.6 ypc.) and five touchdowns as a senior...on defense as a senior he had 59 tackles, 15 quarterback sacks and 12 pass deflections...collected 30 receptions for 728 yards (24.3 ypc.) and five touchdowns as a junior...registered 68 total tackles (45 solo), 17 tackles-for-loss, 12 quarterback sacks, 12 pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble return for a touchdown as a junior...coached by Craig Holland at Flagstaff High.
PERSONAL: A BIS major with a focus on Education Sociology...parents are Jonathan and Renee Brooks of Flagstaff, Ariz....has one sister, Celeste...enjoys listening to music and playing Playstation 2...born in Phoenix, Ariz....full name is James Richard Brooks.
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