Michael Brockers

Michael Brockers

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Brockers in 2014
No. 90Los Angeles Rams
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 326 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Chávez
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 153
Sacks: 14.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Seth Brockers (born December 21, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU. He was considered, by many, to be the best defensive tackle prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He was drafted in the first round, 14th overall by the Rams in 2012.[2]

Early years

Brockers attended Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, where he played football and competed in track. During his junior season he had 59 tackles and 10 sacks. As a senior, he led Chavez High to the first round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs, and earned first-team All-region and All-state honors. In track & field, Brockers participated in the shot put and the discus.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the No.10 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation.[3] He accepted a scholarship offer from LSU over other offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Brockers in 2011.

College career

Brockers attended Louisiana State University from 2009 to 2011. After redshirting his initial year at LSU, Brockers saw action in all 13 games of the 2010 season, as backing up Lazarius Levingston at left defensive tackle. He made his first career start against Alabama and picked up four tackles in the win over the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore in 2011, he started all 13 games and was third on the team with 9.5 tackles for a loss. He earned a second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.[4]

On January 12, 2012, Brockers announced that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 322 lb35 in9⅛ in 5.18 s 1.73 s 3.01 s 4.78 s 7.46 s 30 in 8 ft 9 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Brockers was drafted 14th overall in the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. On June 7, 2012, Brockers signed a 4-year contract with the Rams worth $9.5 million[6]

"Think about the defensive tackles in St. Louis. They've been beat up inside at that position. Their defensive ends are solid, but they need some help inside. Brockers will step in immediately in the inside."
-Mike Mayock, former NFL safety and current NFL Network analyst

On December 9, 2012, against Buffalo Bills, Brockers had his best game statistically as a professional to date. He ended the game with 7 tackles (4 Solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. As a rookie in 2012, Brockers played 31 games with 33 tackles, four sacks, one pass defended, and one forced fumble.

In 2013, Brockers started all 16 games making 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

In 2014, Brockers started all 16 games with 32 tackles, two sacks, one pass defended, and one fumble recovery.

On April 27, 2015, the Rams picked up the fifth-year option of Brockers' rookie contract.[7] During the 2015 season, Brockers played 16 games making 44 tackles and three sacks.

On September 15, 2016, Brockers signed a 3-year extension worth $33.125 million and $17 million guaranteed.[8][9]


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