Christopher Brooks is a 6-foot-1 235-pound running back for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the transfer Class of 2022.
BYU summary: As a graduate transfer Brooks is in his first season at BYU (BYUcougars.com).
- 2022 (Senior).
- 2018-2021 (Cal). In four years Brooks rushed for 1734 yards and 14 touchdowns, with 50 receptions for 345 yards and seven touchdowns.
Cal. Brooks was a four-year contributor at Cal, leading the team in rushing in both 2019 and 2021. He has been RB1 since his sophomore season (2019) when he rushed for 914 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 166 yards and four more scores. His production dropped in 2020 due to a shortened COVID season and some minor injuries. Those injuries carried over to 2021 where he started the season with limited carries. However, as the season progressed so did his touches and he ended 2021 with 116 carries for 607 yards (5.2 avg) and four touchdowns and 19 receptions for 131 yards and three more scores. In his four years at Cal Brooks has 1,734 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns, and 50 receptions for another 345 yards and seven touchdowns.
High School. Brooks prepped at El Camino High School (Oceanside, California), where he had 3249 rushing yards on 529 carries for 34 touchdowns, to go along with 25 receptions for 260 yards (Max Preps). In 529 carries he fumbled just one time. He also had 82 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and two interceptions on defense. He was also a member of the school’s track and field team as a long jumper (MaxPreps).
Recruitment. Brooks was rated 4-stars by 247Sports (90), who rated him the no. 12 running back nationally. He received scholarship offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Cal, Iowa State, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, Washington, and Washington State. Brooks committed to BYU on January 5, 2022.
Personal. Brooks changes his name prior to the 2021 season from Christopher Brown Jr. to Christopher Brooks Jr. to honor his single mother, Raquel Brooks, who raised him.