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Boid Fink:
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Co-recipient of the 2000 Walter Payton/NFL Man of the Year award… In 2004, was the winner of the prestigious 38th annual Byron “Whizzer” White Award for his dedication to serve his team, community and country in the spirit of the late Supreme Court Justice… Was given the award at the 2004 NFL Players Gridiron Gala, which honored the unsung heroes of the NFL… Appointed to Florida State University board of trustees by Governor Jeb Bush in 2003… In 2004, was asked to sit on the Florida Department of Education Foundation by Jim Horne, the State Commissioner of Education… Recipient of 2003 Bart Starr Award, given to the NFL player, voted on by his peers, who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community… In 2002, was named to the NFLPA Diversity Committee to work with NFLPA executive Director Gene Upshaw on the issue of diversity in the NFL... Has a web site,, which outlines all of his community endeavors… In March 2003, established his own foundation - Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc.... The Foundation hosts an annual golf tournament, The Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic... Focuses charitable endeavors on children and has done considerable work with March of Dimes, D.A.R.E. and the Belmont Heights, Ybor City and Brandon Boys and Girls Club... For the ninth consecutive year in 2005, hosted “Brooks Bunch,” a group of 20 kids from Belmont Heights, Ybor City and Brandon Boys and Girls Club whom he invites to every Buccaneers home game... Also has taken “Brooks Bunch” participants on out-of-town field trips, including the 1999 visit to Washington, D.C, a two-week trip to Africa in 2000 and a visit to the Western United States in 2001, including stops at historical sites, such as the Grand Canyon... The 2003 trip featured visits to colleges and universities in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Tallahassee... The group’s seventh educational during the 2005 offseason saw the Brooks Bunch return to Africa, making several educational stops throughout South Africa… In April 2006, received the prestigious J. Rex Farrior Distinguished Citizenship Award at the Tampa chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 38th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet… The award is presented annually to a former or current player who has carried the lessons learned on the football field into a life of service to the community… Participated in the NFL’s 2005 “Take A Player to School” program… In early December, 2005 along with several other top NFL players, past and present, taped the 10th anniversary installment of Wheel of Fortune NFL Players Week, which aired in national syndication this past January… Each player was paired with a fan, spinning the wheel for cash and NFL-themed prizes while benefiting Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc… Has been named to The Sporting News NFL’s 100 Best Players List the past three seasons (2003-2005)… During the past four Thanksgivings (2002-2005), distributed 100 Thanksgiving dinners to families in need whose children attend the Wilbert Davis and Ybor City Boys & Girls Clubs… In May 2006, was presented an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from St. Leo’s University for his work in the community… This past January, surprised Michelle Stone, a fifth-grade teacher at Sheehy Elementary School in Tampa, in her classroom with a lei, balloons, flowers, jersey and a letter from the NFL naming her the national 2005 NFL Fan Teacher of the Year… During the 2005 season, participated in the NFL’s “Road To Forty” Ad Campaign, appearing in a commercial with several other former and current NFL greats… In February, 2005 was one of six African-Americans who were honored as part of BET and General Motors’ “History Makers in the Making” celebration… Visited Hurricane Charley victims and relief workers in Lake Wales in the summer of 2004… Prior to the September 19, 2004 game against Seattle, Derrick Brooks Charities and the Buccaneers organized a program to collect monetary donations at Raymond James Stadium for Hurricane Ivan relief efforts in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida… In addition, Derrick Brooks Charities donated $1,000 for each tackle he made against the Seahawks (10 tackles), which resulted in an additional $10,000 towards the relief effort… Because of his work in Pensacola with victims of Hurricane Ivan, the NFL named him the Ameriquest Neighborhood MVP for Week 6 of the 2004 NFL regular season… Along with teammate Ronde Barber, played in the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic at Lake Tahoe during the 2005 offseason… Hosted his annual holiday party at GameWorks with members of the Wilbert Davis, Brandon and Ybor City Boys & Girls Clubs during the past three holiday seasons (2003-2005)… Traveled to his hometown of Pensacola during the 2004 season to distribute 200 turkey dinners to families whose children attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of Escambia County… In 2004, attended the Shelton Quarles IMPACT Foundation Extra Effort Awards Luncheon, where he served as a table host for other attendees… As part of the NFL’s “Take a Player to School Program” in 2005, visited the third grade class at Mary Bryant Elementary School to speak about the importance of in-school and after-school education, as well as some football instruction… Received an inaugural “JB Award” prior to the 2004 season, which was presented by then-FOX NFL Sunday anchor James Brown, recognizing NFL players for their commitment to achieve excellence off the field through building better communities and stronger families… Participated in the launch of Tampa’s Civic Pride Campaign with Mayor Pam Iorio during the 2004 offseason… One of 13 local residents featured on billboards across the Bay Area as part of the “I Am Tampa” campaign… Invited by the Tampa Bay Lightning to participate in the pre-game festivities during the NHL’s 2004 Stanley Cup Finals... During the 2004 offseason, Brooks was presented with a jersey from the Tampa Bay Titans and University of South Florida Rugby teams in honor of his support of the two programs… Visited Lutz Elementary School during the 2004 offseason to speak to students about the importance of education and how it plays a vital role in their futures… Named to the 2003 and 2004 All-Interview Team by… Received the 2003 Outstanding Achievement Award from Junior Achievement… Named the Eddie Mitchell Memorial Award winner from the Tampa Hillsborough County Human Rights Council… Honored in November 2003 as the inaugural recipient of the Derrick Brooks Diamond in the Community Award presented by The Champions Fund, a Florida-based national public charity comprised of donor athlete funds… Celebrated 2002 and 2003 Thanksgiving with some of Tampa’s underprivileged by distributing Thanksgiving dinners to families whose children attend the Belmont Heights and Ybor City Boys & Girls Club… Featured on the cover of the NFL’s 2003 NFL Record and Fact book… One of a group of Buccaneers to represent the team at the 2003 ESPY Awards… Teamed with the Kids Wish Network in November of 2002 to participate in its Holiday of Hope program at Shriners Hospitals for Children to pass out toys and sign autographs for children confined to their hospital... Held his annual Christmas party in 2002 in which he distributed NIKE tennis shoes and gifts to members of the Belmont Heights and Ybor City Boys and Girls Clubs... Participated in Just Play, an all-sport equipment-recycling program for youth in the Tampa Bay area... Received a 2002 Giant Steps Award from the National Consortium for Academics and Sports for his dedication to using his appeal as an athlete to positively affect social change... Winner of 2002 EDDIE (Excellence, Dedication, Devotion, In Education) Award from the Hillsborough Education Foundation in the educational visionary category... One of three recipients of a 2001 Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice... Named to Florida State’s Hall of Fame and the school’s All-Time Team in 2000... Received honors from the Florida Sports Awards in both 2000 and 2001 for his civic duty... Was the recipient of the Tampa Tribune People’s Champion Award for his contributions on and off the field in 1998... Earned first college degree in December, 1994, five months early... Attended the Craig James School of Broadcasting and is interested in pursuing broadcasting career following conclusion of playing career... Co-hosts weekly one-hour radio call-in show... Cousin of former Buccaneer RB Melvin Carver... Attended Booker T. Washington (Pensacola, Florida) High School, lettering in football and basketball... His alma mater named an athletic facility after him and boxer Roy Jones, Jr... As a senior, was USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year, a first team Parade All-America selection and a first team all-state pick... Rated best safety in country by several recruiting services and was ranked as best defensive player in country by Super Prep... Was high school honor student, graduating with 3.94 average... Born Derrick Dewan Brooks on April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida.

I guess you can't compete with that... ;D


karen anderson:
And the fans in Cincy put up with those thugs? :o

Seriously hope this guy sits beside Gene on gameday, whenever He decides to hang 'em up.
Replacing Joe T. on monday nighters would be sweeter tho.

--- Quote from: Boid Fink on October 07, 2006, 12:47:50 AM --- 
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 Attended the Craig James School of Broadcasting and is interested in pursuing broadcasting career following conclusion of playing career...


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I know that I'm not the only one that has a Brooks shrine and prays to the #10 FSU throwback.

Thanks for posting that.  Wow is right.  I mean we all know that Brooks is a class act, good role model, and a hell of a football player, but seeing it all put together like that...whew. 

who's our favorite player, Mr Derrick Brooks.

Love the Brooks,  thanks for posting.......

brodcasting, hell he talks about as good as caddy. he'll need speach therapy first.

Boid Fink:

--- Quote from: drywallbuc on October 07, 2006, 10:14:32 AM ---brodcasting, hell he talks about as good as caddy. he'll need speach therapy first.

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Whatever guy...whatever.

This from a guy who misspells "Broadcasting", says ,"Talks about as good as Caddy (Capitals please)", And then spells Speech "speach"... ::)

Classic man.  Just classic.

And yeah Garvey, Nickerson needs to warm up first.  He is still a rook in the booth, but it is hard to hold a candle next to Deck anyway.  The guy is great.

I think the above comment was made due to the bashing Hardy has gotten here. He too was a great respected and loved Buccaneer but God help him after he started broadcasting. Got to believe the same would happen to Brooks, Selmon or anyone else who wasn't a HOF broadcater in five games or less! LOL
We ALL love 55!


--- Quote from: drywallbuc on October 07, 2006, 10:14:32 AM ---brodcasting, hell he talks about as good as caddy. he'll need speach therapy first.

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Well don't you just shine with intelligence.  Maybe you should wear a respirator when hanging that drywall.  The dust has clearly given you brain damage.


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