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2018 Roster countdown #3: Jordyn Brooks

The junior linebacker is looking to make a name for himself.

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3. Jordyn Brooks

Position: Linebacker

Class: Junior

Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 240 pounds

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Winding down to the end of our countdown, we get to our star linebacker. A player who’s had multiple 80-tackle seasons, has been a menacing force on our defense for the past few years, and has forced opposing offensive coordinators to game plan for him. No, I’m ot talking about the dreadhead from Last Chance U, I speak of no. 3 on our countdown but no. 1 on the field Jordyn Brooks.

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Two seasons ago, while Dakota Allen was playing junior college balkl in Mississippi, Brooks was the star freshman linebacker that had taken Allen’s place. Brooks led the team in tackles and was second on the team in sacks. Though it was a dreadful year for this defensive unit, Brooks was one of the few bright spots as he emerged that year as a speedy backer who could stuff the run. In run defense, Brooks is constantly hitting the gap and has been a thorn in opposing running back’s sides.

Last season, we finally were able to see Brooks and Allen together in action and they did not disappoint. The duo led the defensive emergence of the team last season, and made it very difficult for opposing offenses. Allen has gotten much of the media attention and will likely continue to from offenses this season will give Brooks the opportunity to fly under the radar and make plays. Look for Brooks to continue to be Tech’s primary run stopper and possibly make up to 100 tackles.