BYU football: Can Chris Brooks follow Tyler Allgeier to the NFL?

BYU running back Chris Brooks gets in some reps during 2022 spring camp in Provo. The Cal grad transfer is eager to pick up the ball and run for the Cougars when the fall season begins.

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When the Atlanta Falcons selected Tyler Allgeier in the fifth round of the NFL draft, Chris Brooks and others in the BYU running backs room were all smiles. They each have a similar dream.

NFL Hall of Famer, former BYU Hall of Fame quarterback and ESPN analyst Steve Young told “BYU Sports Nation” this week he believes Allgeier is right where he needs to be.

“Tyler is in a great spot to go play,” Young said. “I think Tyler starts by Week 3.”

Allgeier joins Detroit Lions and former Cougar Jamaal Williams as NFL road graders, even pioneers, for future BYU running backs, including Brooks.

The Cal transfer hopes to follow in their footsteps, both at LaVell Edwards Stadium this fall and in the 2023 NFL draft next spring.

Sets of three

Surfers know that ocean waves break in sets of three. BYU’s ground attack is in a similar pattern. Brooks follows Allgeier and Williams as Californians, each is a Black student-athlete, each was raised by a single mother, each is admittedly a survivor of a challenging childhood, each is a member of a faith different from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors BYU, and each chose to play football in Provo.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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