Brooks returns to Rockdale

Standout wants to graduate with his class


Daniel Brooks will have a chance to return to the state track meet as a Rockdale Tiger and add to his medal collection. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Daniel Brooks will have a chance to return to the state track meet as a Rockdale Tiger and add to his medal collection. Reporter/Bill Martin Citing a desire to graduate with his class coupled with his mother’s new job here, Daniel Brooks has returned to Rockdale and enrolled in school Tuesday.

When Brooks’ father Tony took a job with ALCOA in Point Comfort over the summer, he moved with his family and played football for Port Lavaca Calhoun this past season.

In an e-mail, Tony Brooks said, “ Sharon got a job in Rockdale and Daniel wants to graduate with his high school class, so we have moved back to Rockdale as of today and I have decided to travel to work and come home on my off days.”

For the Class 4A Sandcrabs, Brooks rushed for 1,305 yards and 11 touchdowns. Calhoun finished 12-1 on the year and was ranked as high as No. 5.

Brooks was named to the allarea team as a defensive back.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Brooks is one of the most decorated athletes in RHS history.

He is the third leading rusher and second leading touchdown producer in school history.

His junior year, he established a new single-season record in rushing yards (1,696) and touchdowns (22).

In track, he set a record by winning five events at the Rockdale Relays and also won five events at the distrct track meet.

In two appearances at the state track meet, Brooks has competed in four events, winning two medals including a gold in the 100- meter dash in 2011.

Brooks’ younger brother Elijah also enrolled in school.

Brooks has committed to Oklahoma, but coaches from Texas and Oklahoma State are expected to visit with him this week as well as Sooner head coach Bob Stoops.

National signing day is Feb. 1.


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