Lavelle Westbrooks - 2012
CB 6-0 185 Sr.
Riverdale, Ga. (Riverdale)
JUNIOR (2012): Blowout year expected of the elder statesman of defensive backfield… Has most career starts (31) among Eagle veterans and has experience at both cornerback and safety positions… Will provide invaluable leadership to defensive backs in large part due to his game experience… Most physical player in the Eagle secondary who can challenge the opponents’ top receivers… Returned to cornerback position for 2012 where he played as a true freshman… Missed all of 2013 spring drills recovering from injury… Played in 13 contests and started in 12, missing only the Howard game… Earned third letter as a true junior, one of eight Eagles on the roster with that distinction… Tied for fifth on the SoCon passes defended list for 2012 with teammate Valdon Cooper with nine on the year… One of three Eagles who posted season-best seven pass breakups… Has most career solo tackles among veterans with 100 unassisted and 135 total tackles… Returned interception vs. Samford for 72 yards and first career touchdown to add to Eagles’ lead in first half… That interception return ranks in the top 10 for longest interception returns, tying Marco Bradham’s return vs. Appalachian State in 1994…Also made two solo tackles and had two pass breakups vs. Bulldogs… Returned interception for 24 yards vs. Jacksonville to start Eagles’ fourth scoring drive in the season opener… Also recorded two total tackles vs. Dolphins (1u, 1a)… Registered career-best 10 total tackles at Chattanooga (7u, 3a), tying John Stevenson for team lead in that game… Total vs. Mocs included three solo tackles in overtime… Had six total tackles (5u, 1a) at The Ctitadel… Paired up with Blake Riley to stifle Elon’s first offensive drive of that contest… Denied Phoenix Aaron Mellette in third quarter with pass breakup… Made two solo tackles against both Furman and Appalachian State… Added two pass breakups vs. Howard to his regular-season total… One of the top three Eagle defenders in playoff action with four solo and one assisted tackle in each of the three postseason games… Seven total pass breakups included two at North Dakota State.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 13 games with 12 starts... Missed just the Samford (9/3) game... Finished fifth on the team with 60 tackles... Also posted one tackle for loss, an interception, three pass breakups, and a fumble recovery... Recorded a season-high eight tackles at Alabama (11/19)... Posted second highest total of the season with seven stops at North Dakota State (12/17)... Recorded six stops against Chattanooga (10/8) and Presbyterian (10/22)... Recovered a fumble and returned it 27 yards in the FCS Playoff opener against Old Dominion (12/3)... Made three stops in his season debut against Tusculum (9/10)... Recorded four tackles and a stop behind the line of scrimmage at Appalachian State (10/29).
FRESHMAN (2010): Recorded solo tackle in Savannah State game in first collegiate action... tallied career-best seven tackles at Furman (5U, 2A)... assisted tackle at Navy... had one interception against The Citadel to go along with four solo tackles...had two tackles for loss against the Bulldogs in shutout win ... tied for team lead in tackles with six with Derek Heyden against Tribe in NCAA playoff game... had second interception of the year in playoff victory over S.C. State... picked up seven starts at corner and played in 13 games.
PREP: Earned first-team All-Region honors as a junior and second-team all-region honors as a senior... team captain as a senior... led Raiders in interceptions in 2008... voted best defensive back for Riverdale for 2008 season... placed second in triple jump and fifth in long jump at Regional 4-AAAAA track meet... coached by Nick Davis.
MAJOR: General Studies.