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Sylvester Brinkley
Sylvester Brinkley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stuart, Fla.

High School:
Martin County

Last College:
Reedley College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 228

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
07/14/1983

Experience:
1L


2005 - Has had an outstanding senior season ... big, physical and quick to the ball ... closed the regular season with five tackles in win over Oklahoma ... also had a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup ... three tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma State ... three tackles in win over Texas A&M ... season-high seven tackles and a tackle for loss in shutout at Baylor ... posted five tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at Texas ... recovered two fumbles against Kansas State and logged four tackles and a quarterback hurry ... made second pick of the season at Nebraska and returned it 20 yards ... the play led to a Tech field goal ... also had a pass breakup ... five tackles in the win over Kansas ... also grabbed first interception of the season ... two tackles and a tackle for loss against Indiana State ... opened the season with a tackle against Florida International.

2004 - Finished the season with 12 tackles in a backup role on defense ... also had an interception ... played in all 12 games ... posted two tackles in the bowl win over Cal ... also had two tackles each against Oklahoma, TCU and SMU ... single-tackle games against Oklahoma State, Baylor, Nebraska and New Mexico ... returned interception 33 yards against Nebraska to set up Tech's final score of the 70-10 win.

Junior College - Reedley College in Reedley, Calif. ... Four-star recruit (Rivals.com) ... National Top 300 (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... No. 2 JUCO linebacker prospect in the nation (JCFootball.com) ... No. 29 JUCO overall prospect in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 2 JUCO linebacker prospect in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... No. 14 JUCO overall prospect in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... helped Reedley to 21-2 record over last two seasons, including a 12-0 run and a national championship in

2002 ... helped Reedley rank sixth among 72 California junior colleges in total defense at a stingy 236 yards per game ... also recruited by BYU and Missouri ... high school teammate of fellow Tech signee Charles Glover at Martin County High School ... 4.6 in the 40 ... Junior College Coach: Michael White.

High School - Martin County High School in Stuart, Fla. ... all-conference and all-area selection as a senior ... participated in the Outback Steakhouse Bowl Game ... member of the JROTC ... won championships with the Stuart Hornets in Pop Warner league.

Personal - Sylvester Brinkley III ... born July 14, 1983, in Stuart, Fla. ... son of Gwendolyn Hall Jenkins and Sylvester Brinkley, Jr. ... has four siblings: Quincy, Jamica, Torance and Joselia ... high school teammate of fellow Tech signee Charles Glover at Martin County High School ... enjoys reading, collecting seashells, water polo and mountain climbing.

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