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2002 Football Roster


Brandon Westbrook

Class: r-Jr.
Position: OL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 301 pounds
Previous School: Forsyth Central
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Noteworthy: Arguably the top offensive lineman in the Sun Belt Conference ... A strong candidate for first team All-SBC honors again in 2002 ... Could go down as the top offensive lineman in school history if he continues to progress the way he has the past two years ... 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 ... Has played and started in 21 games over his career ... Owns 150.5 career knockdowns and has put together five double-figure knockdown games.

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.