College Football Analyst
Ahmad Brooks, a former University of Texas football captain, currently serves as a college football analyst on ESPN and ESPN2, and is a regular contributor on Longhorn Network. Brooks was also a contributor on LHN’s award-winning pregame show, Texas GameDay, from 2012 to 2014, alongside Lowell Galindo, Ricky Williams, and Vince Young.
Priot to ESPN, Ahmad was a college football and Texas insider for the University flagship radio station, 104.9 The Horn. From 2006-13, Brooks worked for Fox Sports Southwest as color commentator and sideline reporter.
Brooks played in the NFL for three years before retiring in 2005, making stops in Buffalo and New Orleans. After his NFL career, Brooks went back to the University of Texas, where he graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in communication studies.
Brooks was the first signee in the Mack Brown era, playing all four years and earning captain his senior year. He was an All-Big 12 selection in his senior season, where he also had a team-high 88 tackles for the No. 1 ranked defense in the country.He earned the University of Texas Outstanding Senior Award in 2001 for his accomplishments on and off the football field.
His philanthropic efforts include assisting numerous non-profits in raising millions of dollars throughout the years as an emcee and mentoring young people all over the country. He is the co-founder and president of Helping Adolescents/Athletes Lead Others, HALO, a community based organization striving to use sports to encourage and incite young people to lead with integrity and intelligence while serving our community diligently.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Brooks was an eight-time letter winner in high school in football, soccer, baseball and tracks, as well as class president all four years. As the team captain and quarterback, he led the Abilene High School Eagles to their best record in decades in 1997.