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Michael Brockers

 

Michael Brockers

Michael Brockers
Brockers in 2014.
No. 90     St. Louis Rams
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 326 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Chávez
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2012 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Tackles 90
Sacks 10.5
Forced Fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Seth Brockers (born December 21, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU. He was considered, by many, to be the best defensive tackle prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in 2012.[2]

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2012 NFL Draft 3.1
    • 2012 Season 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Brockers attended Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, where he played football and competed in track. During his junior season he had 59 tackles and 10 sacks. As a senior, he led Chavez High to the first round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs, and earned first-team All-region and All-state honors. In track & field, Brockers participated in the shot put and the discus.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the No.10 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation.[3] He accepted a scholarship offer from LSU over other offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

College career

Brockers attended Louisiana State University from 2009 to 2011. After redshirting his initial year at LSU, Brockers saw action in all 13 games of the 2010 season, as backing up Lazarius Levingston at left defensive tackle. He made his first career start against Alabama and picked up four tackles in the win over the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore in 2011, he started all 13 games and was third on the team with 9.5 tackles for a loss. He earned a second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.[4]

On January 12, 2012, Brockers announced that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Brockers was drafted 14th overall in the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams.

On June 7, 2012, Brockers signed a 4-year contract with the Rams worth $9.5 million[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 322 lb 35 in 9⅛ in 5.18 s 1.73 s 3.01 s 4.78 s 7.46 s 30 in 8 ft 9 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2012 Season

On December 9 against Buffalo Bills, Brockers had his best game statistically as a professional to date. He ended the game with 7 Tackles (4 Solo), 1.5 Sacks and a Forced Fumble.

References

  1. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664406
  2. ^ Lourie, Steven. "St. Louis Rams 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  3. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/lsu/football/recruiting/player-Michael-Brockers-61222
  4. ^ 2011 Associated Press All SEC team
  5. ^ LSU All-American CB Morris Claiborne, DT Michael Brockers will leave LSU early for the NFL
  6. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/st-louis-rams-sign-first-round-draft-pick-151500673--nfl.html

External links

  • NFL Combine bio
  • LSU Tigers bio
  • NFL Draft Profile
  • Official website
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