Happy Birthday! 10 Things You Should Know About Derrick Brooks

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Education First, Football Second

Brooks admits the toughest experience in college was when he got two C’s his freshman year in FSU. Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden did not take that lightly. As a true father figure, coach Bowden would not accept satisfactory. Brooks hit the books and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.89 and a degree in communications. He later received a masters degree from FSU in 2001, as well as an honorary doctorate from Saint Leo University.

Happy Birthday Derrick Brooks.