Damien West
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    Damien West

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Missouri City, Texas

    High School:
    Dulles HS

    Last College:
    Texas A&M

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 245

    Position:
    Linebacker

    Experience:
    1L

    Has become a vocal leader among his teammates...finally settled in at linebacker and got better with each game...aggressive linebacker who fit well in the Cougars' defensive scheme...will shift to middle linebacker with the Cougars implementing a 4-3 defense this year...heavy hitter who plugs the gaps and pursue relentlessly...also is capable of covering backs out of the backfield...will see some playing time on special teams...listed as the starter at "Mac" linebacker after a very impressive spring practice...made several big plays during the annual Red-White spring game...should garner postseason honors... 2002: Appeared in 11 games with starts coming in six of the team's last seven games...finished fifth on the team with 53 tackles, including 34 solo stops...added six tackles for losses and recorded five pass breakups with two quarterback hurries...made seven tackles with two tackles for a loss of two yards, added a sack and quarterback hurry and forced a fumble at UAB...finished second on team with 11 tackles, including seven solo, and added two tackles for a loss of two yards against Army...recorded six solo stops and seven tackles against East Carolina... chipped in with two tackles for a loss and a pass break-up against the Pirates...made six tackles with four solo at Cincinnati... Recorded seven tackles with three solo efforts against South Florida....2001: Sat out the season after transferring from Texas A&M...Prior to Houston: Played just one season at Texas A&M University ...played in eight games in 2000 and recorded three tackles...redshirted in 1999...High School: Earned All-America mention after piling up 206 career tackles, including 15 career quarterback sacks, 28 tackles for loss and four interceptions at Dulles High School in Sugar Land...was a preseason Houston Touchdown Club Defensive Player to Watch...as a junior, he posted 88 total tackles and had 14 tackles for loss...named Sophomore-of-the-Year in his district after posting 111 tackles...Personal: Born September 11, 1980, in Houston, Texas...son of Barbara and Ronald West of Missouri City, Texas...majoring in sociology.

    West's 2002 Game-by-Game Stats

    UTATTTTFLSacksFFFRINTPD
    Rice0110-00-00001
    Tulane0110-00-00000
    ULL1120-00-00000
    Texas1230-00-00000
    TCU4150-00-00000
    UAB6172-21-11000
    Army74112-20-00001
    Memphis2130-00-00001
    E. Carolina6172-50-00001
    Cincinnati4260-00-00001
    S. Florida3470-00-00000
    LouisvilleDNP-Inj.
    Totals3419536-91-11005

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