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28 Marquis Westbrook
  • Cornerback
  • 5-9, 175
  • Senior, 4L
  • Crodele, GA (Crisp County HS)

A redshirt senior...

CAREER: Played in 44 career games, with three starts, for 480 plays...Played in the 2000 Citrus Bowl, 2001 Sugar Bowl and 2002 Orange Bowl...25 career tackles with five "Big Plays" (three pass deflections, one interception and one recovered fumble)...

2002: Top backup at cornerback...Played in 12 of 13 games (every game but Ole Miss) for 171 plays...Saw action on special teams on the kick coverage unit and made three solo tackles...Played in fourth consecutive bowl at the Outback Bowl vs. Michigan...Made a career-high five tackles against UAB...Recorded three stops vs. Ohio...Made one tackle against Vanderbilt...

2001: A back-up at cornerback...Played in nine of 11 regular season games (all but South Carolina and Tennessee), with one start (Marshall), for 167 plays, and the Orange Bowl...Six tackles (four solo), including three on special teams, with one "Big Play" (pass deflection)...Started season opener vs. Marshall as part of a multiple DB formation and recorded five tackles (four solo) with one pass deflection and his 81 total plays tied for tops on the squad...

2000: A backup at corner...Played in all 12 regular season games with one start (Middle Tennessee as a fifth DB), seeing action on 298 snaps...Also played in the Sugar Bowl...10 total tackles (8 solo) with three "Big Plays" (one INT, 2 PD) on season...Registered three unassisted tackles and pass deflection in season opener vs. Ball State...Intercepted a pass in first career start against Middle Tennessee...Received defensive unit's Most Persistent Award at the conclusion of spring drills...

1999: A top backup at one cornerback spot behind Bennie Alexander and also saw duty on special teams...Played in all 12 games for 107 plays...Two "Big Plays" (one pass deflection and one recovered fumble)...Against UCF, had a recovered fumble and a pass deflection...Co-recipient of defensive unit's Best Effort Award during spring...

1998: Did not see any game action and was redshirted...Worked with the scout team at defensive back...

PREP: A standout defensive back from Georgia who earned All-America honors...Named one of the top 25 cornerback prospects in the country by National Bluechips Recruiting Service...Named to PrepStar's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top 20 DB prospects in the southeast...National Recruiting Advisor ranked him among the southeast's top 10 players in its "athlete" category...Named to Georgia's Super Seniors Team...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 Team...Three- year starter at quarterback and defensive back and also played some wide receiver at Crisp County High School...Threw for 920 yards in '97 with 11 TDs, rushed for another 485 yards, caught eight passes for 221 yards and two TDs and also recorded 103 tackles with four interceptions on defense, returning two for TDs...High school coach was Clay Hill...

PERSONAL: Born Marquis Keontae Westbrook on May 19, 1980 in Americus, Georgia...Parents: Roger and Gwen Westbrook...Hobbies include watching movies and playing sports...Favorite actor is Chris Tucker...

Major: Commercial Recreation.


CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR UT-AT TT TBL QBS FH FF FR PD INT
1999 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2000 8-2 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2001 4-2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002 4-5 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 16-9 25 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES
UT AT TT
1 2 3

CAREER HIGHS:
Total Tackles: 5 (twice, last vs. UAB, 2002)
QB Sacks: --
Forced Fumbles: --
Interceptions: --
Big Plays: 2 (UCF, 1999)

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