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Damien West
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
09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
TBA
Tickets
09/10/16
Lamar
Lamar
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
TBA
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:30 PM
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/17/16
Louisville
Louisville
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/25/16
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
TBA
12/03/16
vs TBD
TBD
TBA

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