One of the most resilient and remarkable athletes in Green Bay Packers history; Robert Brooks became the team’s go-to receiver in the mid ’90s. When the slender, 6’ 180-pound end amassed 1,497 receiving yards on 102 receptions in 1995, Brooks passed the great Sterling Sharpe for the single-season team receiving yards record that still stands. His 99-yard touchdown reception against the Bears is also a Packers record for longest touchdown reception.
Brooks, who many would call a medical marvel, suffered a career-threatening injury in the middle of the ’96 season, but came back for two more productive seasons before retiring in 1998.
Noted for his competitive spirit and outstanding work ethic during his seven (1990-98) seasons with the Packers, Brooks was also the Packers leading punt-returner in ’93 and ’94 and led the NFL in kickoff returns in 1993, with a 26.6 yard average.
Brooks popularized the ‘Lambeau Leap,’ by leaping into the stands after each of his touchdowns. Brooks’ ‘Leap’ became so popular he recorded a CD single in 1995 titled ‘Jump.’
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