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Niles Brinkley
Niles Brinkley

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Beaumont

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
2V

Niles Brinkley Photo Gallery

Awards and Honors
2010:
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches) ... Jay Seiler Coaches' Appreciation Award (Defense)

2010:
Led team in pass breakups and tied for second in passes defended ... recorded two tackles against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... broke up one pass and had six tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... made four tackles and had one pass breakup at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... broke up one pass and made two tackles against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... posted four tackles at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... matched career high with eight tackles at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... broke up two passes and had three tackles in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... made one tackle against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... career-high eight tackles with a pass breakup and a forced fumble at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... started at cornerback against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... posted six tackles and two pass breakups against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... recorded four tackles and broke up one pass against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... started at cornerback at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned third letter ... played in 12 of 13 games, starting six ... tied for second on team in interceptions (two) and tied for third in pass breakups (four) and passes defended (six) ... team-high six tackles against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... collected three tackles against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... broke up one pass and had two tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... intercepted a pass and had three tackles against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... made first start of season and had four tackles against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... posted five tackles against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... broke up two passes against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... recorded four tackles against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... posted seven tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and intercepted the fifth pass of his career against Fresno State on Sept. 12

2008: Earned second letter ... played in all 13 games, starting seven ... team-best four interceptions for 66 yards (long of 47 yards) ...tied for fifth in Big Ten with 13 passes defended and with four interceptions ... tied for eighth on team with 40 tackles (31 solo, nine assisted) ... two stops and two pass breakups against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... two tackles and an interception against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... five tackles and four pass breakups at Indiana on Nov. 8 ... four stops and one pass breakup at Michigan State on Nov. 1 ... seven tackles, including a half TFL and grabbed his third interception of the season against Illinois on Oct. 25 ... three tackles and a pass breakup at Iowa on Oct. 18 ... three tackles, including 0.5 for loss against Ohio State on Oct. 4 ... named ESPN.com's Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and UW's co-defensive player of the week after recording his first and second career interceptions against Marshall on Sept. 6 ... also had three tackles against the Herd ... recorded five tackles against Akron on Aug. 30 ... also saw action on kickoff, kick return and punt return units

2007:
Earned first letter ... played in five games ... played on special teams and briefly at DB in upset win over 13th-ranked Michigan on Nov. 10 ... appeared at DB late in win over Indiana on Oct. 27 ... saw first action of career on special teams vs. Washington State on Sept. 1

2006:
Redshirted as wide receiver ... named UW scout team offensive player of the week for Northwestern game

High School: PrepStar all-region selection ... among top 70 cornerbacks nationally according to Scout.com ... all-conference selection as a senior after earning all-Metro (St. Louis) acclaim as both a junior and sophomore ... missed five games his senior year due to injury ... made 15 catches for 210 yards as senior ... named team's MVP as sophomore when he registered 52 receptions for 930 yards ... lettered four times in football and three times in track ... four-year honor roll student ... football coach was his brother, Lorenzo Brinkley Jr.

Personal:
Parents are Lorenzo and Theresa Brinkley ...father, Lorenzo Brinkley Sr., played football at Missouri and for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... brother, Lorenzo Brinkley Jr., was a linebacker at Nebraska ... major is life sciences communication

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2007 5/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 13/7 31 9 40 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 4 13
2009 12/6 33
5
38
1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0 2 6
2010 13/13
40
8
48
0.0-0 0.0-0 1
0 0 9
Totals 43/26 104 22
126 2.0-4 0.0-0 1 0 6 28

Game-by-Game Tackles
2008 SEASON: Akron (4-1=5); Marshall (1-2=3); Fresno State (1-0=1); Michigan (1-0=1); Ohio State (2-1=3);
Penn State (1-0=1); Iowa (2-1=3); Illinois (5-2=7); Michigan State (3-1=4); Indiana (4-1=5); Minnesota (2-0=2);
Cal Poly (2-0=2); Florida State (3-0=3)

2009 SEASON: Fresno State (5-2=7); Michigan State (4-0=4); Ohio State (1-0=1); Iowa (5-0=5); Purdue (3-1=4);
Indiana (3-0=3; Michigan (2-1=3); Northwestern (1-1=2); Hawaii (3-0=3); Miami (6-0=6)

2010 SEASON: San Jose State (4-0=4); Arizona State (5-1=6); Michigan State (8-0=8); Minnesota (1-0=1); Ohio State (2-1=3); Iowa (7-1=8); Purdue (3-1=4); Indiana (2-0=2); Michigan (2-2=4); Northwestern (4-2=6); TCU (2-0=2)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 8 (2x), MR at Iowa, Oct. 23, 2010
Tackles for Loss
1.0 vs. Fresno State, Sept. 12, 2009
Sacks N/A
Interceptions 2 vs. Marshall, Sept. 6, 2008
Passes Defended
4 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2008
Season Game Highs
Tackles 8 (2x), MR at Iowa, Oct. 23, 2010
Tackles for Loss N/A
Sacks N/A
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended 2 (2x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010

Updated - 1/18/10

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