San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will play in Super Bowl XLVII after recovering from a slight injury to his left shoulder that he sustained in last week's 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Brooks injured his left shoulder in the first half of the NFC Chanpionship Game, yet still managed to put on a dominating defensive performance, including a crucial play in the fourth quarter when he batted down a pass from Falcons QB Matt Ryan on the 49ers' 10-yard line. Besides being hampered by his shoulder injury, Brooks has also been dealing with a sore finger that he dislocated in training camp. Before swatting down Matt Ryan's passes, Ahmad Brooks also delivered a powereful hit to Ryan in the second half that slammed the Falcons quarterback into the turf. Brooks' hard tackle and pass coverage in that game were crucial in helping San Francisco edge out their NFC rivals and earning them a shot at winning another Lombardi trophy. Make sure you don't miss a single moment of 49ers football action with a San Francisco 49ers SBL from PSL Source, your trusted source for 49ers seat licenses.
Brooks returned to practice yesterday as a no-contact participant for the first time since being injured in the NFC Championship. Despite his recent success on the field, Brooks is often overlooked as a significant linebacker in the Niners lineup. However, that has less to do with his playing abilities and more to do with his low-key attitude that doesn't seek out personal recognition. San Francisco is also home to three other better-known, Pro Bowler linebackers: Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman, and Patrick Willis. Although Brooks might not be as well-known as his fellow linebackers, the 49ers have certainly recognized and rewarded his talent. During the off season, San Francisco signed Ahmad Brooks to a six-year extension worth $44.5 million, including $17.5 million guaranteed, in order to prevent him from becoming a free agent. 49ers fans will be hoping this investment pays off with another game-changing performance from LB Ahamad Brooks in next week's Super Bowl on February 3rd in New Orleans. Quality San Francisco 49ers tickets and 49ers parking passes for Super Bowl XLVII are still available from Maxim Tickets, the secure resale ticket marketplace.