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

Byron Westbrook
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Westbrook at Redskins training camp in 2011.
No. 34
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 34)
Fort Washington, Maryland
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College:Salisbury
Undrafted:2007
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× All-ACFC (2004–2006)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:46
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:4
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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Early yearsEdit

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

College careerEdit

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. He is also the only Salisbury University graduate to play in the NFL.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Washington RedskinsEdit

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 decided not to 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]

Post-football careerEdit

Westbrook has been hired as the head football coach at Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County, Maryland.[5]

PersonalEdit

He is the younger brother of two-time Pro Bowl, running back Brian Westbrook.[6] His cousin, Lawrence Westbrook, is currently a point guard for the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga league.[7]

Westbrook was inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Westbrook signs free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins". Official Site of Salisbury University Athletics. Salisbury University. May 15, 2007.
  2. ^ "Byron Westbrook News, Stats, Photos | Washington Redskins". SB Nation. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  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. ^ Goldwein, Eric (14 January 2017). "Ex-Redskins CB Byron Westbrook is hired as football coach at Bladensburg". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (May 10, 2010). "This Westbrook Is Taking a Different Path". Redskins.com. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "Lawrence Westbrook Basketball Player Profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "Salisbury Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class". Capital Athletic Conference. July 13, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.

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