Cariel Brooks
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Brooks with the Tiger-Cats in 2022
No. 25 – Ottawa Redblacks
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-24) April 24, 1991 (age 32)
Miami Gardens, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Carol City (FL)
College:Adams State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
GP / GS:3 / 0
Total tackles:1
Career CFL statistics
Forced fumbles:4
Player stats at · PFR ·

Cariel Brooks (born April 24, 1991) is a Canadian football cornerback for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Adams State. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

High school career

Brooks attended Miami Carol City High School. While there he was a second-team All-conference selection in football. He was also an All-conference selection in track & field.[1]

College career

Brooks then attended Pasadena City College in 2011 before transferring to Adams State University. As a sophomore in 2012, he appeared in eight games. He recorded 21 tackles (15 solo), one tackle-for-loss, two interceptions and seven passes defensed. In 2013, as a junior, he appeared in 11 games. He recorded 38 tackles and three interceptions.[1] As a senior in 2014, he appeared in 10 games and recorded three interceptions.[2]

Professional career

Brooks with the Cardinals in 2016.
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+34 in
(1.75 m)
192 lb
(87 kg)
29+12 in
(0.75 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.57 s 1.58 s 2.66 s 4.32 s 7.00 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
14 reps
All values from Colorado State Pro Day.[3]

Arizona Cardinals

After going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft Brooks was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[4] He was released on September 5 and two days later he was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad. On October 14, 2015, he was promoted to the Cardinals' active roster. He appeared in three games for the Cardinals, recording one special teams tackle. On November 11, he was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was released from injured reserve on December 29. He signed a futures contract on January 27, 2016.[5] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Cardinals.[6]

Toronto Argonauts

Brooks signed with the Toronto Argonauts on March 14, 2017.[7] He was released by the Argonauts on June 18, 2017.[8]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Brooks was signed to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' practice roster on August 8, 2017. He was promoted to the active roster on August 13, and was demoted to the practice squad on August 17, 2017.[8] He re-signed with the Tiger-Cats on January 25, 2021.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Cariel Brooks bio". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Cariel Brooks Draft Profile". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cariel Brooks, DS #60 CB, Adams State". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Urban, Darren (May 5, 2015). "Cardinals Bring In 14 Undrafted Rookies". Archived from the original on July 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Arizona Cardinals: Cariel Brooks". Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (September 3, 2016). "Final Cuts Take Cardinals to 53". Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "SIGNING: ARGOS ADD BROOKS, JACOBS AND WILDER JR". March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "CFL TRANSACTIONS". Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Tiger-Cats re-sign defensive back Brooks". January 25, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.