WACO, Texas – Senior Cartel Brooks has been named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association for the 2014 season. The tailback is just the second player in Heidelberg football history to earn this award, joining wide receiver Mike Preston (2010).
Brooks had yet another standout season for the Student Princes in 2014, rushing for 1401 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry. The Galion High School product got off to a quick start on the season, rushing for 192 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries in the season-opener against Alma.
For the year, Brooks was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week once and was named OAC Offensive Player of the Week twice. Wrapping up his career on a high note, he ran for 263 yards and five touchdowns against Baldwin Wallace on senior day, marking the end of the most decorated rushing career in Heidelberg football history.
Having set the NCAA all-divisions record for rushing yards in a game in 2013 with 465 against Baldwin Wallace, Brooks set another record at the conclusion of 2014. He finished his career averaging 7.71 yards per carry, which set an NCAA Division III record.
Brooks was one of three OAC players selected for the team. Mount Union's Kevin Burke (QB) and John Carroll's Aramis Greenwood (WR) were the others.
The Heidelberg University football team finished the 2014 season with an 8-2 record, sending out the senior class with 33 wins, the most by a class in Student Prince history.