Knee injuries force A&M's Brooks from football

Updated: August 13, 2003, 12:55 AM ET

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Knee injuries have forced Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Andre Brooks to quit playing football, coach Dennis Franchione said Tuesday.

Brooks, who started five games at offensive tackle last season, was expected to compete for a starting position this season. He saw action in 10 of the 12 games for the Aggies in 2002.

"Andre is medically unable to continue," Franchione said. "He knees are just not in the best interest for him to go forward. I feel bad about losing him, but we certainly understand."

Brooks made the decision after the team's morning workout Monday.

The player completed his undergraduate studies last spring, earning a degree in management, and will remain at A&M to continue his graduate studies.

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

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