Gary Lawrence Brackett (born May 23, 1980 in Glassboro, New Jersey) is a middle linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL.
Brackett was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colts out of Rutgers University. After starting at Glassboro High School in Glassboro, New Jersey, he walked on to the Rutgers University football team. By his senior year, he was captain of the defensive team and won the team's defensive MVP honors.
During a 16-month span, starting in 2003, Brackett lost his mother, father, and brother.