Karl Brooks



Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 23

Weight: 296 lbs

College: Bowling Green



HONORS 2022 - PFF first-team All-American ... PFN honorable mention All-American ... Senior Bowl Participant ... first-team All-MAC ... first-team PFF All-MAC ... first-team PFN All-MAC ... Ted Hendricks Award Final Watch List ... Athlon Sports preseason first-team All-MAC ... Phil Steele preseason second-team All-MAC ... East-West Shrine Bowl 1000 List member. 2021 - third-team All-MAC ... honorable mention Pro Football Focus All-MAC.


  • Team captain
  • Started all 13 of BGSU's games
  • Was the highest graded (93.4) edge defender in FBS
  • Finished the year No. 8 in the nation with 10 sacks and No. 9 with 18 tackles for loss
  • His 49 hurries and 69 total pressures per PFF rank No. 1 in the nation among all FBS defenders
  • Created a pressure 17.8 percent of his pass rushes
  • His 10 sacks (in 2022) and 27.5 career sacks both rank No. 3 on BGSU's single-season and career lists
  • Made four stops, 2.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack against Eastern Kentucky
  • Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week after making five tackles, 1.0 sack and recovering a fumble against Marshall
  • Made one stop and broke up a pass at Mississippi State
  • Named to PFF's National Team of the Week after notching seven tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 TFLs at Akron
  • Notched five tackles and 1.0 TFL against Buffalo
  • Recorded three tackles, 1.5 TFLs and one QB hurry in win over Miami (OH), helping a defensive effort that held the Red-Hawks to just 189 yards of total offense
  • Led BGSU with 3.0 sacks in road win at Central Michigan
  • Also forced a fumble on one sack that Demetrius Hardamon returned for a touchdown against CMU
  • Named one the East-West Shrine's Breakout Defensive performance of the week against CMU
  • Led BGSU with seven tackles, 0.5 sack and a forced fumble in win over Western Michigan
  • Made seven tackles, 2.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss in win at Toledo
  • His 4.0 TFLs at Toledo were the most against the Rockets all year and is one of five players to record at least 4.0 TFLs in a game against Toledo in records dating back to 2000
  • Notched five tackles and 1.0 TFL at Ohio