Joe West (American football)

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Joe West
No. 85     Calgary Stampeders
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-01) February 1, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Melbourne, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: UTEP
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Sacramento Mountain Lions
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: Import
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions 16
Receiving yards 193
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Joe Davis West, Jr. (born February 1, 1984 in Melbourne, Florida) is a gridiron football wide receiver who is currently on the practice roster of the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Texas-El Paso.

West has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Sacramento Mountain Lions, and St. Louis Rams. He is the younger brother of Major League Baseball pitcher Tracy Thorpe.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1⅛ in 213 lb 4.52 s 1.50 s 2.62 s 4.33 s 6.96 s 32 in 9 ft 5 in x reps x
Values from NFL Combine[1]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, West was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. He was waived on June 19.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

West was signed by the New Orleans Saints, only to be waived during final cuts on August 30, 2008. He was subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad.

California Redwoods[edit]

West was drafted by the California Redwoods of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 18.[2]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On May 7, 2012 West headed north to sign as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[3]

Joe West caught his first CFL touchdown in the Stampeders' 17–10 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on August 25, 2012.[4][5] Calgary head coach John Hufnagel commented on West after the game: "He executed his assignments well. That's exactly what we got him for."[6] West would finish his first season in the CFL with 24 catches for 353 yards and 2 touchdowns.

West would start in 6 regular season games in the 2013 season totaling 277 yards on 19 pass receptions, with 3 touchdowns. He also added 3 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Western Final against Saskatchewan. Joe West missed 12 games of the season with a shoulder injury. On January 17 2014 West signed a contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe West". NFL Draftscout.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  2. ^ "United Football League Signs 31 Players to California Redwoods' Roster". 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Stamps sign pair of receivers". Stampeders.com. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  4. ^ CFL.ca Game Stats
  5. ^ Cameron, Allen (August 25, 2012). "Stamps show heart in win over Riders". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Glenn throws two TD passes as Stampeders defeat Roughriders". TSN. Canadian Press. August 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  7. ^ Stampeders Come to Terms with West

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