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James Brooks

James Robert Brooks

Position: RB
Height: 5-10    Weight: 180 lbs.

Born: December 28, 1958 in Lansing, MI
High School: Warner Robins
College: Auburn   (school history)    (Brooks college stats)
Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 84 (286th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #225. Richmond Webb… #226. Andre Tippett… #227. Torry Holt… #228. JAMES BROOKS… #229. Brian Dawkins… #230. Brett Favre… #231. Bill Bergey… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1981 23 SDG KR/PR 21 14 2 109 525 3 28 4.8 37.5 7.8 46 329 7.2 3 29 3.3 23.5 854 6 7 8
1982 24 SDG KR/PR 21 9 0 87 430 6 48 4.9 47.8 9.7 13 66 5.1 0 12 1.4 7.3 496 6 4 8
1983 25 SDG KR/PR/rb 21 15 5 127 516 3 61 4.1 34.4 8.5 25 215 8.6 0 36 1.7 14.3 731 3 8 5
1984 26 CIN RB 21 15 11 103 396 2 33 3.8 26.4 6.9 34 268 7.9 2 27 2.3 17.9 664 4 4 5
1985 27 CIN RB 21 16 16 192 929 7 39 4.8 58.1 12.0 55 576 10.5 5 57 3.4 36.0 1505 12 7 14
1986* 28 CIN RB 21 16 16 205 1087 5 56 5.3 67.9 12.8 54 686 12.7 4 54 3.4 42.9 1773 9 2 16
1987 29 CIN RB 21 9 7 94 290 1 18 3.1 32.2 10.4 22 272 12.4 2 46 2.4 30.2 562 3 0 4
1988* 30 CIN RB 21 15 15 182 931 8 51 5.1 62.1 12.1 29 287 9.9 6 28 1.9 19.1 1218 14 1 12
1989* 31 CIN RB 21 16 14 221 1239 7 65 5.6 77.4 13.8 37 306 8.3 2 25 2.3 19.1 1545 9 9 14
1990* 32 CIN RB 21 16 15 195 1004 5 56 5.1 62.8 12.2 26 269 10.3 4 35 1.6 16.8 1273 9 3 11
1991 33 CIN RB 21 15 12 152 571 2 25 3.8 38.1 10.1 40 348 8.7 2 40 2.7 23.2 919 4 5 6
1992 34 2TM 6 2 18 44 0 13 2.4 7.3 3.0 2 -1 -0.5 0 4 0.3 -0.2 43 0 1 0
CLE rb 28 4 2 13 38 0 13 2.9 9.5 3.3 2 -1 -0.5 0 4 0.5 -0.3 37 0 1 0
TAM 20 2 0 5 6 0 4 1.2 3.0 2.5 6 0 0 0
Career 162 115 1685 7962 49 65 4.7 49.1 10.4 383 3621 9.5 30 57 2.4 22.4 11583 79 51 103
8 yrs CIN 118 106 1344 6447 37 65 4.8 54.6 11.4 297 3012 10.1 27 57 2.5 25.5 9459 64 31 82
3 yrs SDG 38 7 323 1471 12 61 4.6 38.7 8.5 84 610 7.3 3 36 2.2 16.1 2081 15 19 21
1 yr CLE 4 2 13 38 0 13 2.9 9.5 3.3 2 -1 -0.5 0 4 0.5 -0.3 37 0 1 0
1 yr TAM 2 0 5 6 0 4 1.2 3.0 2.5 6 0 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1981 23 SDG KR/PR 21 14 2 22 290 0 42 13.2 40 949 0 47 23.7 2093
1982 24 SDG KR/PR 21 9 0 12 138 0 29 11.5 33 749 0 47 22.7 1383
1983 25 SDG KR/PR/rb 21 15 5 18 137 0 30 7.6 32 607 0 34 19.0 1475
1984 26 CIN RB 21 15 11 7 144 0 37 20.6 808
1985 27 CIN RB 21 16 16 3 38 0 15 12.7 1543
1987 29 CIN RB 21 9 7 2 42 0 23 21.0 604
1988* 30 CIN RB 21 15 15 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 1212
1991 33 CIN RB 21 15 12 11 190 0 35 17.3 1109
1992 34 2TM 6 2 3 49 0 24 16.3 92
TAM 20 2 0 3 49 0 24 16.3 55
Career 162 115 52 565 0 42 10.9 132 2762 0 47 20.9 14910
8 yrs CIN 118 106 24 408 0 37 17.0 9867
3 yrs SDG 38 7 52 565 0 42 10.9 105 2305 0 47 22.0 4951
1 yr CLE 4 2 37
1 yr TAM 2 0 3 49 0 24 16.3 55

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1981 23 SDG KR/PR 21 14 2 0 7 2 0 0
1982 24 SDG KR/PR 21 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
1983 25 SDG KR/PR/rb 21 15 5 0 8 3 0 0
1984 26 CIN RB 21 15 11 0 4 0 0 0
1985 27 CIN RB 21 16 16 0 7 1 0 0
1986* 28 CIN RB 21 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
1988* 30 CIN RB 21 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
1989* 31 CIN RB 21 16 14 0 9 1 0 0
1990* 32 CIN RB 21 16 15 0 3 1 0 0
1991 33 CIN RB 21 15 12 0 5 0 0 0
1992 34 2TM 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
CLE rb 28 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
Career 162 115 0 51 9 0 0
8 yrs CIN 118 106 0 31 3 0 0
3 yrs SDG 38 7 0 19 6 0 0
1 yr CLE 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
1 yr TAM 2 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1985 27 CIN RB 21 16 16 1 1 100.0 8 1 100.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 28.0 8.0 0.5 139.6 0 0 8.00 28.00 0.0
1986* 28 CIN RB 21 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 162 115 1 2 50.0 8 1 50.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 14.0 8.0 0.0 100.0 0 0 4.00 14.00 0.0
8 yrs CIN 118 106 1 2 50.0 8 1 50.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 14.0 8.0 0.1 100.0 0 0 4.00 14.00 0.0
3 yrs SDG 38 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr CLE 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr TAM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1981 23 SDG KR/PR 21 14 2 3 3 6 36
1982 24 SDG KR/PR 21 9 0 6 6 36
1983 25 SDG KR/PR/rb 21 15 5 3 3 18
1984 26 CIN RB 21 15 11 2 2 4 24
1985 27 CIN RB 21 16 16 7 5 12 72
1986* 28 CIN RB 21 16 16 5 4 9 54
1987 29 CIN RB 21 9 7 1 2 3 18
1988* 30 CIN RB 21 15 15 8 6 14 84
1989* 31 CIN RB 21 16 14 7 2 9 54
1990* 32 CIN RB 21 16 15 5 4 9 54
1991 33 CIN RB 21 15 12 2 2 4 24
Career 162 115 49 30 79 474
8 yrs CIN 118 106 37 27 64 384
3 yrs SDG 38 7 12 3 15 90
1 yr CLE 4 2 0
1 yr TAM 2 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1983 25 15 RB 91 45
1984 26 15 RB 90 38
1985 27 16 RB 227 76 7 10
1986 28 16 RB 231 93 6 11
1987 29 9 RB 74 44
1988 30 15 RB 206 66 8 17
1989 31 16 RB 209 88 8 12
1990 32 16 RB 181 53 9 15
1991 33 15 RB 116 27
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