IN FOCUS: LSU Senior Safety Greg Brooks Jr.

“With the 183rd pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Greg Brooks, cornerback, Southern Mississippi.”

Every time Greg Brooks Jr. laces up his cleats, the thoughts of his father, Greg Sr., as an NFL player nearly two decades ago ignites his explosive playmaking in the LSU defensive backfield.

Unlike most collegiate athletes, Brooks Jr.’s football career didn’t begin until his freshman year of high school. He developed a passion for football as he learned about his father’s experiences with the Bengals in the NFL. Greg Sr.’s experiences caused his son to develop an attitude of perfection as he knew that one day, he wanted to make it to the NFL and be “better” than his dad.

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