|BROOKS' PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Daniel Gerard Brooks
Born: Oct. 6, 1983
Coach at Central-Merry High School: Jim Hardegree
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Rated by Kingsport Times-News, Knoxville News Sentinel, BorderWars.com and Rivals.com as top overall prospect in Tennessee for 2003 signing class.
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 21/0
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Made career-high three tackles in Vols' opener vs. UNLV ... Made one tackle against Auburn in SEC Championship Game.
2003 - Games/Starts: 8/0 ... Played in seven of last eight games ... Made two stops against Mississippi State ... Finished season with three special-teams tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL - Parade and SuperPrep All-America ... Made AP and Sportswriters All-State, All-West Tennessee and All-Region 7 ... Player of the Year and Mr. Football in Tennessee ... Helped Central-Merry to 12-1 record as senior and berth in Class 5A state quarterfinals while logging 113 tackles and five sacks ... 16 solo tackles vs. Germantown ... High school teammate of fellow 2003 UT signee Bo Hardegree ... Helped Central-Merry to 9-3 record in 2001, registering 104 tackles, five sacks, nine TFLs and three caused fumbles ... All-Region selection as junior ... Ran 200M (23.7) and 4x200M relay for track and field.