|No. 22, 45, 33, 81|
|Date of birth:||January 22, 1971|
|Place of birth:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||Raleigh (NC) Millbrook|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48|
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William Eldridge (Bucky) Brooks Jr. (born January 22, 1971) is a sportswriter covering the National Football League for Sports Illustrated and a former professional football player. He played for 5 NFL teams in a 5-year career, primarily as a kick returner.
Brooks is in his sixth season as an analyst for NFL Network and NFL.com. He contributes weekly columns, as well as video features including ‘Scout’s Take’ and ‘On the Beat’ on NFL.com, and offers interactive analysis on the latest NFL topics and headlines with weekly live online chats. For the 2010 season, Brooks returned as an analyst for Thursday Night Football, NFL.com’s in-game coverage of the Network’s eight live, regular season game broadcasts. NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football presents a live show throughout the game including “live look ins” of the game, reports from the field and highlights. He is also a frequent guest on NFL.com's Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast, appearing approximately once per week. On the DDFP, he specializes in discussing the NFL Draft and to discuss various listicles created for NFL.com.