Brooks Reed
Reed in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 58     Houston Texans
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona
High School: Tucson (AZ) Sabino
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Debuted in 2011 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     72
Sacks     8.5
Interceptions     0

Brooks Reed (born February 28, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Arizona. Reed was rated as one of the top outside linebacker prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years

Reed was born in Tucson, Arizona.[2] He attended Sabino High School in Tucson, where he was a running back and defensive lineman for the Sabino Sabercats high school football.[2] As a senior in 2006, he was recognized as a first-team all-state selection and a SuperPrep high school All-American at running back, and received first-team all-state honors as a defensive lineman from the Tucson Citizen.[2]

College career

During his college career at the University of Arizona, Reed was credited with 87 tackles and 15 sacks.[3] In 2010, Reed was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference squad as a member of the first team.[4]

Professional career

The Houston Texans selected Reed in the second round (42nd overall pick) in the 2011 NFL Draft.[5] The Texans named him to the starting line-up in the sixth week of his first season, following an injury to starting linebacker Mario Williams.[6] In his first start, Reed recorded six tackles.[7] In his second game as a starter, Brooks recorded his first NFL quarterback sack against the Tennessee Titans on October 23, 2011.[7]


  1. NFL Draft Scout, Brooks Reed. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2, 2010 Arizona Football Roster, Brooks Reed. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  3. Associated Press, "Former Sabino and Arizona standout Brooks Reed drafted by Texans," KVOA News 4 (April 29, 2011). Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  4. "Juron Criner and Brooks Reed are first team all-conference selections," KVOA News 4 (December 7, 2010). Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  5. Chris Duncan, "Texans take Arizona LB Reed in second round," The Seattle Times (April 29, 2011). Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  6. Jeffrey Martin, "Reed knows he has his work cut out filling Mario's spot in Texans' lineup," Houston Chronicle (October 11, 2011). Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 National Football League, Players, Brooks Reed. Retrieved October 27, 2011.

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