Brian Westbrook: Eight Seasons, Two Pro Bowls, and a Million Memories

February 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today, after eight seasons with the team, the Philadelphia Eagles released Brian Westbrook.
The 30-year-old running back was described by owner Jeffrey Lurie as "one of the more electric players in the history of our franchise and certainly one of the most popular."
Westbrook first made headlines at the collegiate level when the 19-year-old became the first player in NCAA history to record at least 1,000 rushing and receiving yards in the same season (1998).
He earned the Walter Payton Award as the top player in NCAA Division I-AA in 2001 and concluded his college career as the all-time leader in total yards from scrimmage.
In April of 2002, the Eagles drafted the 5'8'' Villanova running back in the third round of the NFL draft. 
Westbrook played sparingly throughout the 2002 season, but made his mark as a superstar with a fantastic 2003 season.
As one-third of the Eagles' powerful three-headed running attack, Westbrook rushed for seven touchdowns, caught...

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