Rice -- Developing talent along the defensive line who played in all 12 games while seeing action at both defensive end and defensive tackle.
2008: Moved inside to DT in the fall, but could also see time again at DE... Saw action as a reserve against SMU... Made his first start of the season at DE at Vanderbilt and credited with one tackle... Has 18 career tackles, four of them for loss.
2007: Made his first career start for the Owls against Nicholls...only tackle of the game resulted in a two-yard loss... Credited with a career-best three tackles at Houston... Improved that total with four tackles at SMU... Also credited with his second TFL of the year... Has 15 career tackles, four of them for loss.
2006: Made the most of his first collegiate action, racking up a pair of sacks for a loss of 11 yards against UCLA in the Rose Bowl....provided depth to the Owls defensive pass rush.
High School -- 2005 graduate of Gregory-Portland High in near Corpus Christi... Two-year starter for coach George Harris... All-District 31-4A selection... First-team all-district as a defensive lineman and second team on offense... All-Bay Area DL as selected by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times... Second-team all-metro as a DL... Also a second-team pick on the Caller-Times' all-south Texas team... Had 54 tackles as a senior, including five tackles and eight TFLs... For his career, had 88 tackles, 13 sacks and one blocked field goal... Led the Wildcats to a 13-1 record in `04 and a bi-district championship... The district's newcomer of the year in 2003... National Merit Scholar finalist... Member of the National Honor Society... Three-time academic all-district selection... Twice named to Who's Who Among American High School Students... Also recruited by Stanford, Dartmouth, Tulsa, Purdue and Houston.
Personal -- Full Name: Victor Leon Brooks, Jr... Born: Aug. 19, 1987, at Houston... Parents: Victor and Denna Brooks, Portland.... Rice Major: English