Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his 12th season with the Saints. Responsible for treating and rehabilitating players throughout the year and the maintenance of the team’s medical records, Brooks also maintains two tracking systems that monitor a player’s progress from injuries for both the club and the NFL.
Brooks joined the Saints in 2002 after spending six seasons with Florida State University in a similar capacity. His contributions since have helped the athletic training staff earn several awards, including the 2007 Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) Professional Athletic Trainers Award and both the Professional Football Athletic Training Society Staff of the Year and Fain Cain Memorial Award in 2006.
While at Florida State, Brooks was the assistant football athletic trainer and head athletic trainer for the baseball team. He traveled to the College World Series three times and was a member of a staff that participated in four national championship football games. Brooks completed summer internships with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1992, 1993 and 1996.
A member of both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association, Brooks has a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M and earned his master’s degree in athletic administration at Florida State.