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Brian Westbrook

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Washington, MD.

High School:
DeMatha

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 205

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
09/02/1979

VILLANOVA: National Player of the Year Candidate; Owns 37 Villanova school records; Has scored 60 career touchdowns and has tallied 368 career points; Owns 12-career 100 yard rushing games; One of the most versatile performers in all of college football; Has the total package of speed, strength and vision; Possesses great ability to make the tackler miss; Will be used as a running back, receiver and kick returner; Rated the best kick returner and the third best running back in I-AA by the Sports Network.

2000: First Team All-American by numerous publications; Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year; ECAC Offensive Player of the Year; Finalist for the Walter Payton Award; Four-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week; Recorded the second 1,000/1,000 season of his career, recording 1,220 rushing yards and 1,048 yards in kickoff returns; Rushed 179 times for 1,220 yards (6.8 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns, caught 59 passes for 724 yards and five touchdowns, and returned 38 kickoffs for 1,048 yards and two scores; Returned to the field after missing the 1999 season due to a knee injury at Rutgers and carried the ball 14 times for 46 yards, caught nine passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, and returned five kickoffs for 116 yards; Tallied 13 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns, four receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown and he returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown versus Millersville; Posted 11 rushes for 101 yards and a score against Norfolk State; Recorded 24 carries for 202 yards (first 200-yard rushing game of his career) and three touchdowns versus Maine; Registered 12 carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns, five catches for 18 yards, and six kickoffs for 156 yards against James Madison; Despite playing on a sprained ankle, he managed 23 rushes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, and six receptions for 54 yards in win at Northeastern; Recorded 25 carries for 111 yards and five kickoffs for 167 yards including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown versus New Hampshire, making him the first player in school history to return two kickoffs for a score in one season; Tallied 14 rushes for 103 yards and a score and five receptions for 56 yards against Richmond; Posted 13 rushes for 52 yards, five receptions for 31 yards, and six kickoffs for 105 yards at Massachusetts; Recorded 16 rushes for 126 yards and two touchdowns and eight receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary; Registered 14 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns, 10 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown and nine kickoff returns for a school and Atlantic 10 record 269 yards, including an 89-yard return versus Delaware.

1999: Medical redshirt due to a knee injury.

1998: Became the first player in the history of college football at any level to rush for 1,000 yards and receive for 1,000 yards in the same season; Set an NCAA Division I-AA record for all-purpose yards in a season with 3,026; Led all of Division I-AA in scoring with 160 points; Earned first team All-American distinction from the Associated Press and The Sports Network; Named first team All-Atlantic 10 and first team All-ECAC; Earned Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team acclaim; Set 13 school records in 1998 giving him 17 for his career; Registered six 100-yard rushing games, giving him seven for his career; Set a school record with 428 yards of all-purpose yardage at Pittsburgh in the season opener with 114 yards on 10 carries and a score, 10 receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns, three punt returns for 46 yards and three kickoff returns for 152 yards including an 89-yard return for a touchdown; Made 12 catches for 94 yards, rushed nine times for 28 yards and two scores and had six kickoff returns for 164 yards against Delaware; Registered seven receptions for 181 yards and scored four touchdowns (two rushing/two receiving) at James Madison; Rushed for 102 yards on 18 carries in win over William & Mary; Registered 15 receptions (second most single game mark in school history) for 178 yards and a score at Northeastern; Had seven catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns versus UMass; Rushed 13 times for 112 yards and a touchdown and caught five balls for 92 yards and three scores at Fordham; Gained 179 yards on 27 carries and made 11 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown versus Richmond; Carried 36 times for 170 yards and three scores versus Buffalo; Rushed a school record 41 times for 173 yards and caught six passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns in season finale against Rhode Island.

1997: Played in all 13 contests; Carried the ball 97 times for 630 yards and seven scores; Averaged 6.5 yards per carry; recorded 12 receptions for 113 yards and four touchdowns; Returned 14 kickoffs for 301 yards for an average of 21.5; Set school records for points by a freshman with 72 and rushing yards by a freshman with 630; Finished in a third place tie on the team for points with 72; Scored first collegiate touchdown on a seven yard run versus West Chester; Had nine carries for 63 yards and one touchdown against James Madison; Recorded 11 rushes for 47 yards and two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in win at Richmond; Caught a 14-yard scoring strike at Rhode Island; Registered eight carries for 49 yards and an eight-yard touchdown run versus New Hampshire; Carried nine times for 84 yards against Buffalo; Registered 98 yards on nine rushes and two scores in the Northeastern game; Had first career 100-yard game against Colgate in the first round of the I-AA playoffs with 104 yards on 17 carries and one rushing touchdown; Also in the Colgate contest, he recorded a 38-yard touchdown reception and returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, becoming the seventh player in school history to return a kickoff for a touchdown.

DEMATHA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year member of the honor roll and three-year member of Who?s Who Among American High School students. 1996: First team All-League; First team All-Prince Georges County; All-State Honorable Mention; All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention; Team co-captain; Starting point guard on the basketball team; Led basketball team in field goal percentage and assits

PERSONAL: Earned his bachelors degree in Management Information Systems; Currently working on his MBA; Older of two children of Ronald and Zelda Westbrook; Father played football and baseball at Union College; Born 9/2/79 in Washington, D.C.

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