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Tony Brooks-James
Player Profile:
Tony Brooks-James 1880672
Position: Running Back
Other Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Gainesville HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 – Contributed to the program's unprecedented depth at the position as Oregon's fourth-leading rusher led all running backs with a 9.0 yards-per-carry average . . . Provided the speed to outrun the opposition and get to the corner, accumulating 288 yards and three touchdowns on the ground as a redshirt freshman in addition to catching five passes for another 20 yards . . . Came off the bench to run for a 63 yards and two touchdowns in his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Washington - averaging 10.5 yards per carry - before rushing for a personal-best 101 yards on seven attempts vs. California . . . Scored on carries of 12 and 15 yards while adding two receptions for 3 yards in the season opener before adding a 5-yard TD run in the Alamo Bowl against TCU . . . Added 50 rushing yards against both Georgia State and the Horned Frogs . . . Making appearances in 10 of 13 games, served as his team's second-leading rusher on three occasions . . . Expanded his role in the 2016 spring workouts as Ducks experimented with him as a slot receiver to maximize efforts to get him more playing time . . . Yet rushed for 75 yards and a 6.2 yards-per-carry average in his most recent Spring Game outing.

2014 — Excelled on the Ducks’ scout team during a redshirt season that resulted in him being named the program’s Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Year . . . Displayed the skills during the 2015 spring workouts to become a factor during the coming season among a talented pool of running backs . . . Doubled as a key component on school's national championship track team as a true freshman, running the lead leg on the third-fastest 4x100 relay in school history at the NCAA West Regional meet in Austin, Texas . . . The quartet finished with the 10th-fastest prelim time at the NCAA Championships in Eugene . . . Clocked a season-best 10.59 100 meters at the Trojan (USC) Invitational and scored fourth indoors in the MPSF Championships in the 60 (6.71).

BEFORE OREGON -- The Semper Fi All-American ranked among the top 10 running backs in Florida by and was included on the Rivals250 listing of the nation’s elite prospects . . . The Gainesville Sun all-area selection ran for 1,242 yards and nine touchdowns his senior season while averaging 7.2 yards per carry . . . Also returned a pair of kickoffs for 101 yards while eclipsing 100 yards from scrimmage in seven of 11 appearances . . . Included was a season-high 220 yards (9.6 avg.) vs. Citrus one week after rushing for 182 yards (12.1 avg.) and two TDs against Vangard . . . Breakaway speed epitomized by his 93-yard scoring run to beat Madison County as well as his 10.56 100-meter clocking . . . Characterized as an elusive runner who is hard to bring down in the open field and takes advantage of great vision and feet to maximize his big-play ability . . .The Hurricanes posted a 9-3 record and reached the regional semifinals in 2013 under head coach Mark Latsko . . . Transferred from Buchholz High School after running for 583 yards his sophomore season.

PERSONAL — Parents: Frederick James and Dorothy Brooks. Family: Two brothers, two sisters. High School: Gainesville, 2014. Major: Undeclared.


Oregon Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Year


Points scored: 12, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15
Touchdowns: 2, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15
Rush attempts: 12, Georgia State, 09/19/15
Rush yards: 101, California, 11/07/15
Rush TDs: 2, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15
Long rush: 42, vs TCU, 1/02/16
Receptions: 3, Georgia State, 9/19/15
Receiving yards: 17, Georgia State, 09/19/15 (3 receptions)
Long reception: 11, Georgia State, 09/19/15
Total offense attempts: 12, Georgia State, 09/19/15 (12 rush, 0 pass)
Total offense yards: 101, California, 11/07/15 (101 rush, 0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 101, California, 11/07/15
Kick returns: 1, Georgia State, 09/19/15
Kick return yards: 2, Georgia State, 9/19/15 (1 return) 
Long kick return: 2, Georgia State, 9/19/15
Tackles: 2, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15 (1-1)


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