Former Penn State Linebacker Ellis Brooks Signs With Green Bay Packers As An Undrafted Free Agent

By Matthew Filipovits on April 30, 2022 at 8:58 pm
Sep 18, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Ellis Brooks (13) pressures Auburn Tigers quarterback Bo Nix (10) during the third quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Penn State linebacker has signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent - reuniting him with Rasheed Walker who was selected by the organization in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Brooks led Penn State tackles each of the last two seasons and became the first Nittany Lion since Mike Hull to log 100 tackles in the regular season this past year. Though not the flashiest or most athletic guy on the field, he was the heart and soul of Penn State's defense and helped lead a unit that finished in the top-10 nationally in scoring defense. 

Brooks was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and was an honorable mention selection by the media this past season.

He's the third Nittany Lion to sign as an undrafted free agent, joining Derrick Tangelo who signed with the Atlanta Falcons and Eric Wilson who signed with the Saints.