Robert Lorenzo Brazile, Jr.


High School Career

Vigor High School, Mobile, AL (1969-1971)

• Defensive MVP Alabama High School All-Star Game (’71)


College Career

Jackson State University (1971-1974)

• Team record during career 33-10-1

• Senior Bowl participant (’74)

• Sheridan Black College All-American (’74)

• All-SWAC first team (’74)

• Set school record with 129 solo tackles (’74)

• Led SWAC with 9 interceptions (’74)

• SWAC Champions (’72, ‘73)

• Robert was switched from TE to LB in his sophomore season (’72)


Professional Career

Houston Oilers (1975-1984)

• Holds team record for consecutive games played with 147

• 11 Career Interceptions

• First Round draft choice; 6th player selected overall (’75)

• Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (’75)

• AFC Rookie of the Year (’75)

• Consecutive Seven-time All-Pro (’76-’82)

• AFC Championship Game versus Pittsburgh (’78, ‘79)

• AFC Wild Card Game (’80)


Special Recognition

• Sheridan Broadcasting Network 100-Year all-time Black College Football Team (’93)

• Member Houston Oilers All-Time team


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Mobile, AL Sports Hall of Fame (1994)

• SWAC Hall of Fame (1995)

• Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame (2003)

• Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (2005)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2007)


Did You Know?

In the 1975 NFL draft, Robert Brazile was the sixth player selected while Jackson State teammate and roommate Walter Payton was the fourth player picked, the highest drafting of teammates in Mississippi history.

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