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91.  James Brooks
For a time when James Brooks was playing it seemed that you would here his name being called throughout the entire game.  With his incredible versatility, it stands to reason that teams would use him every way they could.

James Brooks led the league in All Purpose yards in his first two years in the league.  He excelled at Kick Returns and three times eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark rushing.  He was not the biggest athlete, but he was one of the most elusive runners and was able to use his smaller stature as a positive as opposed to a negative.

Brooks was a great worker, but without an All Pro Selection on his resume, the Hall likely considers him a really good player, but not necessarily a great one.  Most NFL Running Backs wish that they could have a career that was as good as Brooks.

Should James Brooks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 58%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • College: Auburn
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 24th Overall in 1981
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (4) (1986, 1988, 1989 & 1990)
    Most All-Purpose Yards (2) (1981 & 1982)
    Most Kick Return Yards (1) (1982)
    Most Return Yards (1) (1982)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (3) (1986, 1989 & 1990)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (2) (1982 & 1989)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards/Game (3) (1986, 1989 & 1990)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (2) (1985 & 1990)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards from Scrimmage (3) (1986, 1989 & 1990)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (3) (1981, 1982 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (2) (1981 & 1982)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (2) (1981 & 1982)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Kick Return (1) (1981)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (2) (1981 & 1982)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 36.   All Purpose Yards: 14,910
    53.   Rushing Yards: 7,962
    56.   Touchdowns: 79
    69.   Yards From Scrimmage: 11,583
    75.   Rushing Touchdowns: 49

Should James Brooks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 58%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 4%
Last modified on Friday, 10 May 2019 20:48

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0 #2 EW 2019-10-10 23:50
He was very good but not a HOFer. He also can't even pay child support.
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-7 #1 steven tate 2013-02-10 00:03
well as long as were sugesting bands that we all know were never famos and realy more underground. heres a few sugestions.
king diamond. ( was on the prmc dirty thirty list)
acid bath ( they were not a band , they were a revolution)
kings x and mortificatio n ( lets have some christian bands n there)
if were it were the big five instead of the big four we'd be talking about testament.
english dogs now thats a metal punk band from the uk that rules.
carcass. ther last two albums were the shit.
benediction great uk death metal band
macabre ever song the do is about a killer
im suprised no one said danzig.
iced earth this is a band of true partiaots
the mars volta (best prog rock ever)
fear factory the band that defines industrial metal , dethklok (they have their own cartoonshow)
helloween thier 1st album was better than metallicas.
manowar ,celtic frost.
anacrusis, vore
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