Getting to know Miami’s Brandon Brooks: Brooks is a junior offensive lineman for the Miami RedHawks. Brooks was named Miami’s2008 Freshman of the Year as he started all 12 games at left guard. Last season, Brooks started all 12 contests for the RedHawks at the left tackle position, earning second team All-Mid American Conference honors. Brooks is a native of Milwaukee, Wisc., and is majoring in economics.

How did you get started playing football?

I got started playing football watching my older cousins play for the South Holland Jets, a neighborhood team. In the fourth grade, I was able to play and from there the game just grew on me and I’ve been playing ever since.

What would your superhero name be?

If I had to make one up, I guess it would be “Mr. Gifted.”

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