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  Shane Brooks
Shane Brooks

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Duquesne, Pa.

High School:
Duquesne

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225

Position:
FB

2007 Scouting Report: After lettering as a reserve tailback last year, Brooks is slated to have a full-time focus at fullback in 2007...his powerful physique and aggressive running style are tailor made for the position...excellent upside...his positional switch should give Pitt increased depth and competition in the backfield.

2006: Played in seven games, starting the Cincinnati contest in place of the injured LaRod Stephens-Howling...was Pitt's second-leading rusher on the year with 218 yards on 50 attempts (4.4 avg.)...had 67 yards on 22 carries (both career highs) vs. Cincinnati...had a game-high 64 yards on nine carries (7.1 avg.) vs. Toledo...had 40 yards on just five carries (8.0 avg.) at Central Florida...rushed for 43 yards on nine carries (4.8 avg.) against Virginia in his first collegiate game.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman...was a scout team standout, earning Offensive Prep Player of the Year honors from the coaching staff.

High School: Two-time member of The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A All-State Team...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" ...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class A...rushed for 1,545 yards on 219 carries (7.1 avg.) and scored 13 touchdowns as a senior...rushed for 1,589 yards on 181 carries (8.8 avg.) as a junior...for his four-year varsity career, gained 3,958 yards on 597 carries (6.6 avg.)...two-year starter on both sides of the ball for Duquesne...in addition to tailback, started at linebacker and on the defensive line...played his freshman season at South Allegheny...led Duquesne to three consecutive Eastern Conference championships and three WPIAL Class A playoff berths...the Dukes went 7-4, advancing to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL playoffs his senior season...PrepStar All-American...rated Pennsylvania's No. 11 prospect by Scout.com, No. 16 by SuperPrep and No. 20 by Rivals.com...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...Scout.com East Hot 100...rated the nation's No. 12 fullback prospect by Tom Lemming...rated the nation's No. 35 running back prospect by Rivals.com...played under Coach Pat Monroe...selected to play in the Foothills Football Classic and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game...team MVP of the Foothills Football Classic...also lettered three times in basketball and twice in track.

Personal: Shane Mashaad Brooks, born 11/27/86, is the son of Calvin and Adrienne Brooks...has one sister and one brother...is a cousin of former Pitt defensive back John Jenkins (1994-97)...social sciences major.