From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Brooks, Robert A. "Bob"

(born: 1938) 

Robert A. Brooks was born in Winchester, KY. A six foot tall football player, he attended Oliver High and Clark County High School in Winchester. Louis Stout referred to Brooks as a "pure athlete" who displayed speed, quickness, agility and toughness. Brooks was a running back at Ohio State University, where he was designated an Ohio All American in 1960. He was selected in the 21st round of the 1961 draft by the New York Titans (later the New York Jets), an American Football League team. Brooks played one season, participating in 14 games and averaging 3.7 yards a carry. For more see Shadows of the past, by L. Stout; and Bob Brooks at the website.


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NKAA Entry: Stout, Louis
NKAA Source: Shadows of the past: a history of the Kentucky High School Athletic League

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