- Justin Brooks
Justin  Brooks


Dothan, Ala.

High School:

Last College:
Troy University

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Running Back



Set for his third season at UAB after transferring from Troy where he played as a true freshman in 2006 ... sat out 2007 season due to NCAA transfer regulations ... had good performance in 2010 spring drills ... rushed for 68 yards on eight carries with a TD run in Spring Game ... also had a 65-yard effort with a pair of touchdowns in first scrimmage of spring ... listed as co-starter at running back position entering fall practice.

2009: Played in nine games for the Blazers and started five of those ... concluded campaign with 211 yards on 45 carries for a 4.7 average ... best game came against Ole Miss when he rushed for 48 yards on seven attempts ... had long rush of 18 yards vs. former school, Troy ... finished contest vs. the Trojans with 36 yards on five rushes ... registered 38 yards on eight attempts against Texas A&M ... caught a pair of passes against Troy.

2008: Saw action in 11 games for the Blazers, finishing with 218 yards on 53 carries (4.1 avg.) ... of his season rushing total, he ran for 134 of those yards (28 attempts) in the final three games of the year ... scored three touchdowns on the season (vs. Florida Atlantic, Alabama State and Marshall) ... also had 11 receptions during season for 101 yards ... most productive game for rushing was in win at Tulane in mid-November when he ran for a career-high 74 yards on only 10 carries ... had season-long run of 19 yards against the Green Wave ... in final game of season at UCF, he ran for 35 yards and had 30 receiving yards in Blazers'15-0 victory ... rushed for 25 yards and had 23 yards in receiving in contest vs. East Carolina in next-to-last game of season ... long receptions went for 23 yards (vs. East Carolina) and 22 yards (vs. Alabama State).

2007: Sat out season at UAB after transferring from Troy ... was redshirted ... earned a spot on Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2006 (Troy): Was a true freshman for the Trojans during 2006 season ... played in nine games for the Trojans, rushing 17 times for 72 yards (4.2 avg.) ... rushed for three touchdowns ... had long run of 15 yards ... best game came against Louisiana-Monroe when he ran 11 times for 64 yards with a pair of touchdowns ... also had one reception (4 yards) during season with two kickoff returns for 37 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Northview High School in Dothan ... coached by Chip Harris ... rushed for 3,964 yards and 37 touchdowns in his four years ... also registered 707 receiving yards with three touchdowns ... was named offensive team captain for senior season ... also tabbed Cougars' MVP ... was selected area player-of-the-week on three occasions as senior ... also participated in basketball, baseball and track and field ... was member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 6, 1987 at Dothan, Ala. ... son of Nettie Lewis and Glenn Brooks ... major is communications management.