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2001 Football Roster

Brandon Westbrook

Class: r-So.
Position: OT
Height: 6-6
Weight: 288 pounds
Previous School: Forsyth Central
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Noteworthy: The top lineman on the team and a first team all-Sun Belt candidate ... 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, but is expected to be full strength when play begins in 2001 ... Has a chance to be the best offensive lineman in school history ... Possesses natural ability, along with good range and size ... Retains assignments well ... His brother, Bryson, was a member of the 1998 undefeated Tulane Green Wave football team.

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.

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.