Texas running back Jonathan Brooks went down with an apparent injury during the fourth quarter of UT’s 29-26 win over TCU from Amon G Carter Stadium in Fort Worth on Saturday night.
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Brooks notched 67 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while adding 74 receiving yards and three catches in the first half alone. Brooks was looking for his eighth 100-yard rushing game for 2023.
After recently being named an AP Midseason All American, Texas running back Jonathon Brooks eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark against No. 23 Kansas State from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 4.
Brooks, a sophomore from Hallettsville, Texas, needed 77 yards to start the day in a breakout season in 2023. His 27-yard run in the third quarter gave him 1,000 yards in the ground this season.
He leads the Big 12 in rushing yards per game, all-purpose yards, rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns with seven. He is fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game with 121.0, and sixth in all-purpose yards per game with 141.17.
He has received a number of mid-season All-America honors from various media outlets, including ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, Fox Sports and USA Today. The junior from Hallettsville (Texas) totaled 726 yards and six touchdowns on 108 carries.
Brooks stepped into starting role after NFL running backs Bijan Robinson And Roschon Johnson left the Forty Acres last winter and became one of the best running backs in the country. He eclipsed the 100-yard threshold against Wyoming, Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma. His outing against the Jayhawks was the best of his career, rushing 21 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns and adding 23 yards receiving.