NFL Player Brian Westbrook To Be Inducted Into DeMatha Hall Of Fame
DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland to honor 1997 Graduate, Brian Westbrook at Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Sunday, October 23rd
Online, October 20, 2011 (Newswire.com) - Hyattsville based DeMatha High School will honor its former alum, Brian Westbrook with his induction into the school's Hall of Fame this Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm.
Westbrook, a 3 year honor roll member, was an all-conference performer in football in both his junior and senior years at DeMatha. He also played a key role on two varsity basketball teams at DeMatha under the legendary Morgan Wootten, including the 1996 championship squad.
Brian is one of three DeMatha alums to make All-Pro in the NFL and also the first DeMatha alum to ever play in the Super Bowl.
Brian nominated his high school football coach, Bill McGregor, as the NFL High School Coach of the Year, an award McGregor would later receive. Coach McGregor was honored just before the 2005 Super Bowl which featured the Philadelphia Eagles versus the New England Patriots. Brian's younger brother, Byron, now with the Washington Redskins, is also an alum of DeMatha.
Over a span of nine years in the NFL, Westbrook, a two-time Pro Bowler, evolved into one of the league's most electrifying players to become one of only 15 players with over 10,000 yards from scrimmage.
Drafted in the third round (91st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Westbrook has played in 121 games and has registered 6,335 yards on 1,385 carries and 41 touchdowns on the ground, to go along with 442 receptions for 3,940 yards and 30 touchdowns through the air.
One of the most prolific backs in Philadelphia Eagles history, Westbrook is the franchise's all-time leader in yards from scrimmage (9,785) and touches (1,734). He also ranks second in Philadelphia's record books in rushing yards (5,995), while ranking third in total touchdowns (68), receptions (426), rushing touchdowns (37), rushing attempts (1,308) and rushing average (4.6 yards per carry). Westbrook also holds the Eagles all-time single-season records in both total yards from scrimmage (2,104 in 2007) and receptions (90 in 2007).
Last season, Westbrook was the only active player, and one of seven in NFL history, to register at least 30 rushing touchdowns and 30 receiving touchdowns.
Westbrook is currently an NFL free agent. He owns and operates a horse farm in Southern Maryland.