Meet West Michigan Hawks running back Brant Brooks Sr. A 2006 graduate from Muskegon Heights High School, Brooks has always been a stand out on the football field. During his high school playing career, he earned All-Area honors at running back and corner back. After high school, he joined the semi-pro ranks. He has also played for two different arena league teams, and got a couple looks from college teams. He has played in three different championship games, but is still looking for his first championship ring.
Outside of playing football, Brooks’s hobbies include spending time with his family, coaching football, and helping his son achieve his dreams in the game of football.
His biggest role model is his older brother David Sain, who recently passed away. “He has always inspired me, and I still look up to him,” said Brooks.
“I wanted to join the Hawks because I heard nothing but good things about them,” he said. “When I came to check them out, Coach Lange and the rest of the staff welcomed me with open arms and made me feel right at home, like this is where I’m supposed to be. I love this team and my teammates, and I’m honored to be a part of this movement. This is going to be a great year for the Hawks, and I’m proud to be able to say that I’m a part of it.”
“Brant is a very hard worker,” said head coach/owner David Lange. “He never stops moving his feet, and hits the holes with a lot of power. It’s no easy task to bring him down once he hits his stride. His tackle-breaking ability is top notch, as well. He brings an element to this team that we desperately needed, and we are very grateful that he is on our side.”
“It means a lot to me to be on this team simply because I absolutely love the game of football, but playing for a cause or for the support for someone who needs it is an amazing feeling,” said Brooks. “I love helping and giving back, and the opportunity provided by Coach Lange allows me and my teammates to do both at the same time. The West Michigan Hawks have a great owner and organization, and I love this team/brotherhood.”