Michael Seth Brockers (born December 21, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU. He was considered to be one of the best defensive tackle prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft, where he was drafted by the Rams in the first round.
Brockers with the St. Louis Rams in 2014
|No. 90 – Los Angeles Rams|
|Born:||December 21, 1990|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Chávez (Houston, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018|
Brockers attended Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a two-sport athlete playing football and competed in track & field. During his junior season, he had 59 tackles and 10 sacks. As a senior, he led Chávez High School to the first round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs, where they lost 31–26 to Humble. Brockers earned first-team All-region and All-state honors. In track & field, Brockers participated in the shot put and the discus.
Brockers was regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com out of high school, he was rated as the No. 10 strong side defensive end prospect in the nation. He accepted a scholarship offer from LSU over other offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
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.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 in
|9 1⁄8 in
|5.18 s||1.73 s||3.01 s||4.78 s||7.46 s||30 in
|8 ft 9 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
|“||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 13 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's rookie contract. During the 2015 season, Brockers played 16 games making 44 tackles and three sacks.
In 2017, Brockers played all 16 games, finishing with 55 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 4 passes defended.
In 2018, Brockers played all 16 games, finishing with 54 tackles and a sack. The Rams reached Super Bowl LIII after defeating both the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints in the playoffs. The Rams played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, but lost 13-3 as Brockers recorded 7 tackles.
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- "2011 Associated Press All SEC team".
- "- The Washington Post". Washington Post.
- Wagoner, Nick (April 27, 2015). "Rams pick up fifth-year option on DT Michael Brockers". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- Patra, Kevin. "Rams' Michael Brockers signs three-year extension". NFL.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- Simmons, Myles. "Rams Sign Brockers to Contract Extension". TheRams.com.