The Washington Redskins announced April 27 that they have selected punter Durant Brooks in the sixth-round (168th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
This selection represents the Redskins sixth pick of the 2008 NFL Draft, and their first resulting from a trade with the St. Louis Rams.
The Redskins acquired a pair of sixth-round selections (168th nd 180th verall) from the Rams for their fifth-round selection (157th overall) and seventh-round selection (228th overall).
Brooks (6-0, 204 pounds) was the recipient of the Ray Guy Award in 2007, given annually to college football's best punter.
In two seasons at Georgia Tech, Brooks shattered school and conference records with an average of 45.3 yards on 144 punts for 6,525 yards.
He had 20 touchbacks and 68 attempts that were downed inside the 20-yard line. The opposition called for 30 fair catches.
As a senior, Brooks captured All-American and All-ACC first-team honors.
After graduating from Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, Ga., Brooks enrolled at Georgia Military College. In 2005, he joined the Georgia Tech program, sitting out his first year there while performing on the scout team.