Bucky Brooks
No. 22, 45, 33, 81     
Return Specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-01-22) January 22, 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth: Raleigh, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 1994)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Kick Returns     26
Kick Return Yards     574
Kick Return Average     22.1
Stats at

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 He contributes weekly columns, as well as video features including ‘Scout’s Take’ and ‘On the Beat’ on, and offers interactive analysis on the latest NFL topics and headlines with weekly live online chats. He is currently the co-host on the successful podcast 'Move the Sticks', alongside Daniel Jeremiah.[4] The two ex-scouts produce multiple podcasts each week during the NFL season and focus on topics such as NFL and NCAA game previews and reviews, and NFL Draft scouting. For the 2010 season, Brooks returned as an analyst for Thursday Night Football,’s in-game coverage of the Network’s eight live, regular season game broadcasts. 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's Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast, appearing approximately once per week to discuss the NFL Draft and various listicles created for


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