Oklahoma running back Daniel Brooks has decided to retire from the game of football due to concussions.
Daniel Brooks, a senior running back at Oklahoma, has decided to hang up his cleats due to concussions. He tweeted the news Friday afternoon.
The Port Lavaca, Texas native had his most productive season as a Sooner a year ago rushing for 150 yards on 28 carries. This season Brooks had just two rushing attempts; one run in the season opener against Houston and one the following week against Louisiana Monroe.
Brooks has battled the injury bug dating all the way back to his high school days. According to Guerin Emig of Tulsa World, Brooks suffered a severely broken leg playing high school football and another gruesome leg injury while competing in the long jump at a track meet.
Brooks is the second Sooner this week to retire due to concussions. Per Jake Trotter of ESPN, starting linebacker Tay Evans' retired from the game earlier on Monday.