Byron Westbrook

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Byron Westbrook
Byron Westbrook.jpg
Westbrook at Redskins training camp in 2011.
Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Fort Washington, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Salisbury
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2009 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× All-ACFC (2004–2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 46
PDs 4
INTs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Byron Westbrook (born December 26, 1984) is an American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL), who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Salisbury University.

Early years[edit]

Westbrook attended and played high school football at DeMatha Catholic High School.

College career[edit]

Westbrook set a record for career interceptions at Salisbury University with 18. He was a 2006 American Football Coaches Association All-American. In addition, he was a three-time All-Atlantic Central Football Conference first-team selection at defensive back and was a two-time first-team selection on special teams.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Westbrook was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2007.[2] On September 1, he was released after not making final roster cuts, but was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.

On August 30, 2008, he was released after not making the team's final roster again. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day.

On February 11, 2009, the Redskins re-signed Westbrook.[3]

The Redskins did not tender restricted free agent contract to Westbrook by March 13 deadline, which allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent for the 2012 season.[4]

Personal[edit]

He is the younger brother of two-time Pro Bowl, running back Brian Westbrook.[5] His cousin, Lawrence Westbrook, is currently a point guard for the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga league.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.suseagulls.com/sports/fball/2006-07/news/westbrooknfl
  2. ^ SB Nation Profile
  3. ^ Pinter, Glenn (February 11, 2009). "Redskins Re-sign Westbrook". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Pinter, Glenn (March 14, 2012). "Westbrook Not Tendered". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (May 10, 2010). "This Westbrook Is Taking a Different Path". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  6. ^ http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Lawrence_Westbrook/Neckar_RIESEN_Ludwigsburg/116667

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