MSU’s Jourdan Brooks Gets NFL Tryout with Bengals
BALTIMORE, Md. – Morgan State running back Jourdan Brooks wasn’t drafted or offered an undrafted free-agent contract, but the Bears’ third leading runner from Germantown, Md., has been offered a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Brooks will be one of many who will be invited to the Bengals’ rookie camp to compete for a roster spot.
Brooks spent two years at Rutgers, but he transferred to Morgan State where his father was an All-Conference linebacker for MSU’s 1979 MEAC Championship team.
At the Morgan State pro day, the running back had a 4.65-second 40-yard dash, a 32-inch vertical jump and a 7.27-second three-cone drill.
Brooks had 154 carries for 459 yards with three touchdowns during his MSU career, and had 59 carries for 193 yards and two touchdowns last season. He racked up nearly 800 yards and had 10 touchdowns during his two-year stint at Rutgers.
“It was a pleasure to coach Jourdan and I just wish I would’ve had him for two more years,” said MSU running back coach Earl Davis. “Jourdan has a tremendous upside and one of his best traits is that he’s an excellent blocker. The young man is fundamentally sound, coachable and has great character. I think he’s really going to make the most of his opportunity.”