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A.J. Westbrook
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A.J. Westbrook 2310740
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 186
Year: Junior
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.
High School: Mainland

2016: Appeared in all 13 games with eight starts at safety…finished with 40 tackles, four pass breakups and 1.5 sacks…stepped up to help anchor the defensive backfield following the injury to preseason All-American Derwin James…made his first career start at No. 10 Louisville and finished with three tackles…had a sack against quarterback Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina...made a vital pass breakup at NC State, knocking a third-down pass to the ground as the Wolfpack attempted to take the lead in the final minutes...finished with a season-best three PBUs against NC State...tallied six tackles versus No. 3 Clemson...finished the regular season with a pair of tackles against No. 13 Florida…tallied a season high of eight tackles and added a half-sack and a pass breakup in the win over No. 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl.  

2015: A true freshman defensive back that logged time on special terms and as a reserve in the secondary…after missing the first seven games, played in the final six…finished the season with two tackles, including 0.5 TFL against Chattanooga.

PERSONAL: Athletic playmaking safety and ball hawk who was given a four-star rating by Rivals in the 2015 recruiting class…received three stars from 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…rated the nation’s No. 12 safety, 33rd best player in Florida and No. 200 overall prospect in the country by Rivals…tabbed the nation’s No. 34 safety by 247Sports and No. 72 player in Florida…rated the No. 35 safety and No. 79 player in Florida by ESPN…captured a No. 19 ranking in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 95 spot on the Sentinel’s 2015 Florida Top 100…led his Mainland High School team to back-to-back state semifinals and a 13-1 record in 2014…had 62 tackles and one interception en route to Class 6A All-State Second Team honors and Daytona Beach News Journal All-Area accolades as a senior…intercepted five passes as a junior, returning four for touchdowns…added 84 tackles, three fumble recoveries and 12 pass breakups in 2013…chose the Seminoles over UCF, Cincinnati and Wisconsin among several offers...born September 12, 1996...majoring in computer science.

 

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