Charcandrick West

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Charcandrick West
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West with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-02) June 2, 1991 (age 28)
Springhill, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Springhill (Springhill, Louisiana)
College:Abilene Christian
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:268
Rushing yards:998
Rushing average:3.7
Receptions:77
Receiving yards:589
Total touchdowns:13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Charcandrick West (born June 2, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Abilene Christian University and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Early life[edit]

West was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and later lived in Cullen, Louisiana. He attended high school at Springhill High School in Springhill, Louisiana, where he lettered all four years in football for head coach Joey Pesses.[1] He was named all-state his senior year after earning all-district honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. As a senior, he rushed for 1,350 for 16 touchdowns on 89 carries.[2]

In addition to his successful football career, West was a standout sprinter on the track & field team. He still holds the school and district record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.34 seconds.

College career[edit]

West originally committed to Louisiana Tech University as a cornerback in 2010. He was also recruited by Arkansas, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, and Nebraska.[3]

West transferred to Abilene Christian University during summer training camp.[4] After transferring, West switched from cornerback to running back.

Statistics[edit]

Season Carries Yards Average Touchdowns Receptions Yards Touchdowns
2010 47 350 7.4 3 6 130 1
2011 57 380 6.7 5 15 200 1
2012 98 437 4.5 4 18 234 4
2013 145 906 6.2 14 32 443 2
Total 347 2,073 6.0 22 71 1,007 8

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
4.27 s 1.51 s 2.51 s 4.40 s 7.08 s 41 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
15 reps
All values from Pro Day[5]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

2014 season[edit]

West signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014.[6]

West was released during the final round of cuts during the 2014 season on August 30.[7] The next day, after clearing waivers, the Chiefs signed West to their practice squad.[8] On November 11, he was elevated to the Chiefs' active roster.[9] He appeared in six games in his rookie season, primarily on special teams.[10]

2015 season[edit]

On October 11, 2015, running back Jamaal Charles tore his ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the season, and West started in his place. His first start was in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings.[11] Through Week 11, he had rushed for 373 yards on 98 rushing attempts.[12] He was taken out early from a hamstring injury in the Week 11 game against the San Diego Chargers. Running backs Knile Davis and Spencer Ware backed up West for the remainder of the season. He finished the season with 634 yards on 160 carries, along with four rushing touchdowns.[13] The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round. In the 30–0 victory over the Texans, he had eight rushes for 26 yards.[14] In the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had 61 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 27–20 loss.[15]

2016 season[edit]

On September 18, 2016, West ran for a season-high 61 yards on six carries against the Houston Texans.[16] West recorded a 21-yard run and a 28-yard run.[17][18] On October 30, 2016, West ran for 52 yards and a season-high 14 carries against the Indianapolis Colts.[19] On November 6, 2016, West recorded a 24-yard reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[20] On November 20, 2016, West caught three passes for a season-high 42 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[21] On December 8, 2016, West scored his first touchdown of the season against the Oakland Raiders.[22] Overall, he finished the 2016 regular season with 293 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 28 receptions, 188 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[23] The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round. In the 18–16 loss, he had two receptions for 14 yards.[24]

2017 season[edit]

With the emergence of Kareem Hunt in the Chiefs' backfield, West's role was in the receiving game for the majority of his output. In the season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football, he had a 21-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to put the Chiefs up by two possessions in the 42–27 victory.[25] On October 8, against the Houston Texans, he had two receptions for 12 yards and two receiving touchdowns.[26] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 72 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 150 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[27] The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round. In the 22–21 loss, he had two receptions for one yard but added three kick returns for 66 net yards.[28]

2018 season[edit]

West was released by the Chiefs on August 22, 2018.[29]

New York Jets[edit]

On August 24, 2018, West signed with the New York Jets.[30] He was released on September 1, 2018.[31]

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)[edit]

On December 3, 2018, West re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.[32] He recorded two receptions for 37 receiving yards on the 2018 season.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Springhill running back gets shot as NFL starter". Shreveport Times. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Louisiana Tech player profile". LATechSports.com.
  3. ^ "Charcandrick West recruit profile". Scout.com.
  4. ^ "2010 Position preview: Running backs". ACUSports.com.
  5. ^ *Charcandrick West | Abilene Christian, RB : 2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
  6. ^ Ferrin, Reid (May 12, 2014). "Chiefs Sign Six Rookie Free Agents". Chiefs.com. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Thorman, Joel (August 30, 2014). "Chiefs roster cuts 2014: Tyler Bray to IR, Ryan Succop released". ArrowheadPride.com. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Paylor, Terez A. (August 31, 2014). "Chiefs add a defensive lineman to roster and nine others to practice squad". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". Chiefs.com. November 11, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Charcandrick West 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings - October 18th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "Charcandrick West 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  13. ^ Teicher, Adam (October 15, 2015). "Being Jamaal Charles' replacement is not the only distinction for Charcandrick West". ESPN. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  14. ^ "Wild Card - Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans - January 9th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Divisional Round - Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots - January 16th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  16. ^ Sidhu, Deepi (September 18, 2016). "Texans defeat Chiefs 19-12, improve to 2-0". Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Charcandrick West takes a pitch from Alex Smith for 21 yards". NFL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Charcandrick West bursts up the middle for 28 yards". NFL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  19. ^ "Chiefs' Charcandrick West: Takes over lead job after Spencer Ware suffers concussion". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Nick Foles finds Charcandrick West for 24-yard gain". NFL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  21. ^ "Chiefs' Charcandrick West: Enters concussion protocol". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "Charcandrick West rushes 3-yards for TD". Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  23. ^ "Charcandrick West 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  24. ^ "Divisional Round - Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs - January 15th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  25. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots - September 7th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  26. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans - October 8th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  27. ^ "Charcandrick West 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  28. ^ "Wild Card - Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs - January 6th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  29. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 22, 2018). "Kansas City Chiefs cut veteran RB Charcandrick West". NFL.com.
  30. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (August 24, 2018). "Jets Sign RB Charcandrick West". NewYorkJets.com.
  31. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2018). "Final Cutdown: Jets Reach 53-Player Active Roster". NewYorkJets.com.
  32. ^ Patra, Kevin (December 3, 2018). "Charcandrick West signs with Kansas City Chiefs". NFL.com.
  33. ^ "Charcandrick West 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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