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Brandon West
Position: RB
Class: 4Sr
Conference: Mid-American
HT: 5-9.5
WT: 180
40 Time: 4.41
Biography: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior rushing totals included a career best 214/1164/10 as well as 27/117/1 as a pass catcher. Posted 1026 yards rushing as a junior and 38/280r/3 catching the ball. Averaged 22.9 yards on 40 kick returns last season. Owns the NCAA record for career kick return yards (3118), and all-purpose yards (7764).

Positives: Small, yet explosive, ball handler who produces in a variety of ways. Runs with good lean, keeps his feet moving forward and elusive. Finds the running lanes, quickly through the hole and bounces around piles or makes defenders miss. Runs with a compact style and squeaks through the small openings of the defense. Quickly cuts back against the grain and loses little momentum. Weaves his way through the traffic on the inside.

Negatives: Does not possess the size to be anything other than a situational runner. Struggles picking up blocking assignments.

Analysis: West is a small, compact skill player who has possibilities at the next level as a third-down back and return specialist. Plays bigger than his listed size and fearless, which definitely gives him a chance to make it for an NFL team.

Projection: FA
2009 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
1197 214 5.6 10
2009 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
27 217 8.0 1
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