South Carolina Football’s No. 10 Wide Receiver of All-Time:
Robert Brooks (1988-1991) and his South Carolina football career can be described by one word: steady. One of only four Gamecocks to tally four seasons with over 350 yards receiving, Brooks was recruited to play running back. Upperclassman Harold Green had a stranglehold on the position, so Brooks’ way appeared blocked until he proved to be too good of a player to keep on the bench.
Brooks, wearing the unconventional #49, was trotted out as a wide receiver, and the rest is history. After being drafted in the third round, he had a nine-year NFL career that saw him win a Super Bowl and invent the now-famous “Lambeau Leap” after Packer touchdowns. A Packers teammate of Brett Favre during the latter’s early career in Green Bay, Favre referred to Brooks as one of his favorite targets of his entire career.