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2003 Football Roster


Brandon Westbrook

Class: r-Sr.
Position: OL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 305 pounds
Previous School: Forsyth Central HS
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Noteworthy: Was a three-time first team all-conference pick ... Ended career with 310.5 knockdowns and put together 13 double figure knockdown games.

2003: Voted first team All-Sun Belt Conference for the third straight year ... Played and started in all 12 games (9 at center, 3 at left tackle) ... Led the Blue Raiders in snaps played with 845 while also pacing the team with 67 knockdowns ... Had a cumulative season grade of 83 percent ... Entered season as a candidate for the Rotary Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman) ... Started at center for the first time in his career against FAU and played 85 snaps ... Collected four knockdowns against the Owls ... Earned the team's most valuable lineman award after playing 57 snaps and grading out at 85 percent at Georgia ... Also earned the lineman's most physical player award against the Bulldogs ... Graded out a season-high 87 percent in 71 snaps at Clemson ... Played 92 snaps and graded out at 88 percent at Missouri ... Registered a season-high 13 knockdowns against Temple and played 86 snaps ... Was in on 50 plays against NMSU and had two knockdowns ... Went out early in the Idaho game with bruised ribs ... Came back against North Texas to register 12 knockdowns in 81 snaps ... Had six knockdowns in 79 plays at Utah State ... Started at his old left tackle spot against Troy State and graded out at 85 percent and had five knockdowns ... Was the team's most valuable lineman following the win over Arkansas State.

2002: Played in 11 games and started 10 times ... Was in on a total of 676 snaps and registered a career-best 108 knockdowns, while having a cumulative grade of 75.9 percent ... Selected to the All-Sun Belt Conference first team ... Voted preseason first team all-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches ... The Football Writers Association of America placed Westbrook on their 2002 All-America Watch List ... Also made the 63-man Outland Trophy Watch List, which honors the nation's top interior lineman ... Earned the team's most valuable lineman award following games against Louisiana-Lafayette, Idaho, and Utah State ... Also earned the team's knockdown award versus Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Idaho, Louisiana-Monroe, and Utah State ... Collected a team-best 14 knockdowns against Tennessee ... Broke a string of 14 consecutive starts when he had to sit out the SEMO game due to a knee injury ... Had a personal-high 17 knockdowns against Idaho, while grading out at 83 percent ... Graded out at 76 percent and had 13 knockdowns in the win over Vanderbilt ... Collected 12 knockdowns against Louisiana-Monroe.

2001: A first team All-Sun Belt Conference award winner ... Started all 11 games (8 at left tackle, 2 at right tackle, 1 at left guard) ... Played a career best 684 (62.2 per game) snaps and collected 65.5 knockdowns ... Graded out at 80 percent or better four times and 70 percent or better nine times ... Voted the 'Lineman of the Week' five times, team's 'Best Finisher' twice, and earned the team's 'Most Physical' award four times ... In the opening win over Vanderbilt he played 73 snaps, graded out at 73 percent and tallied 14.5 knockdowns ... Graded out a season best 83 percent against LSU ... In 78 plays at Louisiana-Monroe, Westbrook had 11 knockdowns and graded out at 75 percent ... Registered grades of 81 percent against Connecticut and 80 percent versus North Texas and Mississippi.

2000: Played in 10 games and started all 10 ... Suffered a broken right leg in the first quarter against South Florida and missed the season-finale against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Was in on 583 plays (58.3 per game) ... Totaled 85 knockdowns on the season, which was second on the team to Barry Hall's 91 ... Voted the team's Lineman of the Week twice, was the Blue Raiders' Most Physical three times and was the Best Finisher on two occasions ... Against Mississippi State, Westbrook played a personal best 75 snaps and recorded nine knockdowns and a grade of 75 percent ... Collected a season-high 15 knockdowns against Florida ... Graded out at 77 percent against Maryland ... Before he got hurt against the Bulls, Westbrook graded out at 84 percent and had four knockdowns in just 15 plays ... Had double-digit knockdowns three times to equal the team-high with Gil Matias ... Preseason first team all-Sun Belt by CollegeFootballNews.com ... 2000 First Team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Missed the final game of 2000 with a broken leg.

1999: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Played for coach Bob Hearndon at Forsyth Central ... Was listed as a 9.25 out of 10 by recruiting analyst Jeff Whitaker ... Selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game ... Second team all-state as a junior ... Selected all-area two years in a row ... Helped lead Forsyth Central to an 8-3 record in 1998 and a 10-2 mark in 1997 ... Team made state playoffs three years in a row ... Played both offensive and defensive line.

Personal: Parents: Candy Westbrook-Stout and Perry Westbrook ... Born: 12/17/80 ... Major: Management.