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March 7, 2004
Tameka S. Taylor and Kenneth T. Brookins were united in holy matrimony on September 13, 2003 at Trinity Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Tameka is the daughter of Iris Jones, of Richmond, VA. She is a graduate of Hampton University and George Mason University. She is an elementary teacher. Kenneth is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth F. Brookins, of Baltimore, MD. He is a graduate of Hampton University and is an architect. After honeymooning in Aruba, the couple now resides in Columbia, MD.
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March 7, 2004
Tameka S. Taylor and Kenneth T. Brookins were united in holy matrimony on September 13, 2003 at Trinity Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Tameka is the daughter of Iris Jones, of Richmond, VA. She is a graduate of Hampton University and George Mason University. She is an elementary teacher. Kenneth is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth F. Brookins, of Baltimore, MD. He is a graduate of Hampton University and is an architect. After honeymooning in Aruba, the couple now resides in Columbia, MD.
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By Mike Preston | September 28, 2001
RAVENS SECOND-YEAR running back Jason Brookins is part of the problem with the team's running game, but he might also be part of the solution. But right now, we don't know because coach Brian Billick refuses to play him. Why? No one knows for sure. It's a big secret. But we've checked to make sure he uses deodorant and mouthwash in the morning. He attends practices regularly. He doesn't have a rap sheet like Bam Morris. So, what gives? It's all about Brookins' inexperience, Billick's stubbornness and the coach's loyalty to starting running back Terry Allen.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2002
Fed up with Jason Brookins' weight problem - plus other, unspecified issues - the Ravens withdrew their contract offer to the backup running back yesterday, putting him on waivers. The move left the Ravens without an experienced NFL running back behind starter Jamal Lewis. The one-year offer was worth $300,000. If a team does not claim Brookins by this evening, he will become an unrestricted free agent. "Jason just didn't figure into our plans," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "It's been a process.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2002
Fed up with Jason Brookins' weight problem - plus other, unspecified issues - the Ravens withdrew their contract offer to the backup running back yesterday, putting him on waivers. The move left the Ravens without an experienced NFL running back behind starter Jamal Lewis. The one-year offer was worth $300,000. If a team does not claim Brookins by this evening, he will become an unrestricted free agent. "Jason just didn't figure into our plans," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "It's been a process.
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By Paul McMullen and Jamison Hensley and Paul McMullen and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2001
After he was released by the Ravens and Oakland Raiders last year, Jason Brookins hooked up with the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. Brookins could get his first NFL start against those same Jaguars on Sunday at PSINet Stadium. The NFL landscape keeps shifting for Brookins, the 25-year-old running back who was just trying to win a permanent spot on the Ravens' roster when training camp began. A season-ending knee injury to Jamal Lewis put Brookins in the game plan, and a less serious malady affecting Terry Allen had coach Brian Billick and the 6-foot-2, 225-pound player talking yesterday as if he would be Sunday's starter.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2002
For the first time in a while, the Ravens should have their full arsenal of running backs heading into Monday night's showdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Jason Brookins is expected to play and will take his first meaningful practice snaps with the offense today after missing four games with a broken bone in his right foot. Brookins practiced last week but was inactive for Saturday night's loss at Tampa Bay. The Ravens will work him into the game plan during practice the next three days.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2001
The largest crowd in Ravens' training-camp history witnessed a night belonging to the kids. Before 12,000 fans at Western Maryland College, first-year running back Jason Brookins and tight end Todd Heap, the first-round pick, delivered the highlights, while the veteran free-agent additions of right tackle Leon Searcy and quarterback Elvis Grbac provided forgettable exits. The offense downed the defense, 16-12, in an intrasquad scrimmage measured more on performances than the final score.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ravens running back Jason Brookins carried the ball the number of times he wanted (32), scored the number of touchdowns he wanted (two) and was able to bask in the success of having defeated his former team for the second time this year. Still, what stuck out for Brookins after the Ravens' 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday at ALLTEL Stadium were the fumbles, and how he could have prevented them. Brookins fumbled twice, both times in crucial situations.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2001
Jason Brookins' cutback move through the hole, created by the guard and center, froze the linebackers. And maybe a few of the coaches, too. "I thought I showed [the coaches] a few things they didn't expect out of me," said Brookins, whose 9-yard run on that play was part of a 38-yard, six-carry effort in the Ravens' scrimmage Friday night. That is why a week into training camp and 34 days until the season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Ravens have not moved to get an experienced player to back up running back Jamal Lewis.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2002
They have turned a phrase with a negative connotation into a positive approach. "Running back by committee" usually means no player stands above the rest and often ends in griping, but the Ravens have used Terry Allen, Jason Brookins and Moe Williams to forge a mauling offensive identity similar to the one that led to a remarkable playoff run last season. The Ravens have rushed for more than 200 yards in the past two games, with the trio combining for 41 carries Sunday in the 20-3, first-round playoff win over the Miami Dolphins and 37 carries the week before against the Minnesota Vikings.
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By Jamison Hensley and Brent Jones and Jamison Hensley and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2002
The winner of Sunday's wild-card game will give history-making bragging rights to either Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe or Miami Dolphins backup offensive tackle Harry Swayne. As teammates on the Ravens and Denver Broncos from 1997 to 2000, Sharpe and Swayne have 11 straight postseason victories, tying Herb Adderly for most consecutive postseason wins in modern NFL history. But with Swayne in Miami, only one will win his 12th in a row and set the mark. "I'm trying to get the upper hand," Sharpe said.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2002
For the first time in a while, the Ravens should have their full arsenal of running backs heading into Monday night's showdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Jason Brookins is expected to play and will take his first meaningful practice snaps with the offense today after missing four games with a broken bone in his right foot. Brookins practiced last week but was inactive for Saturday night's loss at Tampa Bay. The Ravens will work him into the game plan during practice the next three days.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2001
To have a little fun with his coach, Moe Williams should enter this morning's practice riding a white horse. The image would fit what the Ravens hope to get from Williams in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at PSINet Stadium - a savior for at least one day for what looks to be a running game headed for trouble. Williams will be the Ravens' third starting running back this season after Jason Brookins broke a bone in his right foot during Sunday's win at Jacksonville, a potentially season-ending injury.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2001
A day after their last-minute comeback in Jacksonville, the Ravens are back in survival mode. The celebration from Sunday's thrilling 24-21 victory over the Jaguars ended with troubling news yesterday. The Ravens learned that starting running back Jason Brookins could be out for the rest of the season with a broken right foot, and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams will miss at least one game after deciding to undergo surgery on his right knee. The injuries come at positions where the Ravens have been hit the hardest.
SPORTS
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ravens running back Jason Brookins carried the ball the number of times he wanted (32), scored the number of touchdowns he wanted (two) and was able to bask in the success of having defeated his former team for the second time this year. Still, what stuck out for Brookins after the Ravens' 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday at ALLTEL Stadium were the fumbles, and how he could have prevented them. Brookins fumbled twice, both times in crucial situations.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2001
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Chris Redman's hold on the Ravens backup quarterback spot has now become a strained one. Redman had a rough outing in last night's 16-3 loss to the New York Jets at Giants Stadium. Statistically, his numbers were decent (13 of 16 for 160 yards). But in six possessions, the closest Redman could get the Ravens to the end zone was the Jets' 31-yard line - a drive that ended on a failed fourth-and-one. Redman, however, was forced to play with the second and third team the entire second half, though the Jets had their backups on the field also.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2001
During the first two months of the regular season, Ravens fans and NFL observers wondered where the defending Super Bowl champions' swagger went, as boasts and taunts disappeared before their dominance. Enter Jason Brookins, the first-year running back who has gone from obscurity in August to what could be a starring role down the NFL stretch. When the Ravens go to Jacksonville on Thanksgiving weekend, the Jaguars will be reminded of the load Brookins carried for Baltimore in yesterday's 18-17 victory and the claims he made afterward.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2001
Ravens coach Brian Billick doesn't plan to go scurrying through the free-agent running back trash heap. No need, for two reasons. There is no back worth signing and, secondly, maybe the three healthy guys on the roster can continue to do just enough for the Ravens (6-3) to be successful. With Terry Allen lost for anywhere from three games to the rest of the season after fracturing his left hand Monday night, Billick has decided to stay put with Jason Brookins, Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Moe Williams as the leaders of a running game that has been effective at times, yet stagnant through the better part of many other games.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2001
Quarterback Elvis Grbac and running back Terry Allen had their most extensive workouts in more than a week during yesterday's practice. Both are questionable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Grbac more so than Allen. While Allen was able to run on his injured ankle and put in some extra work after practice, Grbac took only a few snaps with backup Randall Cunningham receiving most of the work. Grbac is still recovering from a rib injury suffered in Cleveland on Oct. 21. Cunningham and Jason Brookins started for Grbac and Allen, respectively, in the Ravens' 18-17 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.
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