Bucky Brooks

Bucky Brooks
No. 22, 45, 33, 81
Position: Cornerback
Return Specialist
Personal information
Born: (1971-01-22) January 22, 1971
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Raleigh (NC) Millbrook
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Kick Returns: 26
Kick Return Yards: 574
Kick Return Average: 22.1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

William Eldridge (Bucky) Brooks Jr. (born January 22, 1971) is a sportswriter covering the National Football League for Sports Illustrated[1] and a former professional football player.[2] He played for five NFL teams in a five-year career, primarily as a kick returner.[3]

Brooks is in his sixth season as an analyst for NFL Network and NFL.com. He contributes weekly columns, as well as video features including ‘Scout’s Take’ and ‘On the Beat’ on NFL.com, and offers interactive analysis on the latest NFL topics and headlines with weekly live online chats. For the 2010 season, Brooks returned as an analyst for Thursday Night Football, NFL.com’s in-game coverage of the Network’s eight live, regular season game broadcasts. NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football presents a live show throughout the game including “live look ins” of the game, reports from the field and highlights. He is also a frequent guest on NFL.com's Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast, appearing approximately once per week to discuss the NFL Draft and various listicles created for NFL.com.


  1. Javier Serna (August 19, 2008). "Wake Forest coach a builder". The News & Observer. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  2. "Bucky Brooks". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  3. "Bucky Brooks". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-19.

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