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Union Graduates Brooks, Newfield Head to TU


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Union graduates Shamari Brooks and John “Trip” Newfield will stay in their hometown to play for the Golden Hurricane. Brooks is a running back, while Newfield is an offensive guard as a freshman walk-on.

Brooks was a four-year letterwinner at Union where he had career totals of 3,326 yards and 43 touchdowns, while tallying 107 tackles on defense. He rushed for 2,018 yards and 28 TDs his senior season and led his prep team to the Class 6A-1 state championship as a senior.

Brooks earned first-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World and was ranked No. 18 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 for 2017. He rushed for 568 yards and 10 touchdowns in three state playoff games and was named the MVP of the state championship game after gaining 232 yards and three TDs on 34 carries against Norman North in the state final.

Brooks had a Backyard Bowl record of 270 yards vs. Jenks High School and rushed for 242 yards and seven TDs against Owasso High School. He combined to rush for 1,303 yards and 12 TDs on 187 carries in a backup role as a sophomore and junior. His high school coach was Kirk Fridrich.

Updated 08-30-2017

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