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Former Washington Redskin DT Perry Brooks Sr. Passes Away

Josh McCainSenior Writer IMarch 16, 2010

ASHBURN, VA - JANUARY 06:  Mike Shanahan arrives at a press conference to be introduced as the new head coach of the Washington Redskins on January 6, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia. Shanahan replaces former head coach Jim Zorn who was released January 4 following a 4-12 season.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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I regret to report that former Washington Redskins defensive tackle Perry Brooks Sr. passed away on March 1, at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Brooks was 55 years old.

Brooks was drafted from Southern University in 1976 by the New England Patriots in the seventh round.

He was traded to the Redskins in 1977 where he would spend the remainder of his career. 

He retired after the 1984 season at the age of 30.  He finished with a career totals of 9 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries (tackles were not a recorded statistic until 1994).

He is survived by his wife, Vergie; daughter Krsunthia Brooks-Childs; and sons Perry Brooks Jr. and Ahmad Brooks (Linebacker for the San Fransisco 49ers).

He was laid to rest on March 11, in his hometown of Bogalusa, Louisiana.

I send out my condolences to the Brooks family and all of his friends and loved ones.

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