American Football Database
American Football Database
Zac Brooks
No. 30
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-01) February 1, 1993 (age 28)
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Jonesboro (AR)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2016)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Zac Brooks (born February 1, 1993) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round, 247th overall, of the 2016 NFL draft. He played college football at Clemson. He also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.

Early years

Brooks attended Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas where he completed high school early (December 2011) to attend college at Clemson University and returned to Jonesboro High School to graduate in 2012 with his senior class.[1]

College career

Brooks committed to the Clemson on June 20, 2011 and enrolled on January 20, 2012.[1] Brooks was enrolled at Clemson for four year playing in the 2012, 2013 and 2015 seasons and redshirting the 2014 due to a foot injury.[2] In his college career Brooks played in 33 games with 115 carries for 599 yards and 8 total rushing and receiving touchdowns.[3]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

On April 30, 2016, Brooks was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft.[4][5] On May 9, 2016, the Seahawks announced that they had signed Brooks to his rookie contract.[6] On August 30, 2016, he was waived by the Seahawks.[7] He was signed to the practice squad on September 27, 2016.[8] He was released by the Seahawks on October 25, 2016.[9]

Kansas City Chiefs

On October 27, 2016, Brooks was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.[10] He was released by the Chiefs on November 8, 2016.[11]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)

On November 23, 2016, Brooks was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad.[12] He was released on November 29, 2016.[13]

Denver Broncos

On December 14, 2016, Brooks was signed to the Broncos' practice squad.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on January 2, 2017.[15]

On April 20, 2017, Brooks announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season without playing in a regular-season game.[16]

Personal life

When Zac Brooks' football career is complete he has aspirations to become an interior designer.[17]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Zac Brooks". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  2. "24 - Zac Brooks". Clemson Athletics. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  3. "#24 - Zac Brooks". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  4. "2016 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  5. Condotta, Bob (April 30, 2016). "Seahawks pick Clemson RB Zac Brooks in seventh round of NFL draft". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  6. Crabtree, Curtis (May 9, 2016). "Seahawks sign seventh-round pick Zac Brooks to complete draft class". NBC. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  7. Boyle, John. "Seahawks Make Roster Moves To Reach 75-Player Limit".
  8. Boyle, John. "Seahawks Sign Running Back Zac Brooks, Offensive Lineman Robert Myers To Practice Squad". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  9. "Seahawks Sign DE Malliciah Goodman, Place Quinton Jefferson on Injured Reserve". October 25, 2016.
  10. "Chiefs Sign RB Zac Brooks To Practice Squad, Cut LB Earl Okine". October 28, 2016.
  11. Conner, Matt (November 8, 2016). "Chiefs add QB Joel Stave, others to practice squad".
  12. Boyle, John (November 23, 2016). "Seahawks Promote Running Back George Farmer From Practice Squad".
  13. Boyle, John (November 29, 2016). "Seahawks Make Practice Squad Roster Moves, Bring Back Former University of Washington Wide Receiver Kevin Smith".
  14. Swanson, Ben (December 14, 2016). "Broncos sign RB Zac Brooks, released Terrell Watson from practice squad". Archived from the original on January 16, 2018.
  15. "Broncos sign 11 players to future contracts". January 2, 2017.
  16. Schlosser, Jon (April 20, 2017). "Denver Broncos RB Zac Brooks retires at age 23". Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  17. Calkins, Matt (August 18, 2016). "Seahawks running back Zac Brooks designed my living room". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 18, 2016.

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