Talk about bounding out of nowhere.
And he’s proof that Division II works just fine if it fits. At West Texas A&M, the defensive end led the country in sacks in 2012 with 191/2 and earned All-America honors He capped his senior season Saturday by earning Defensive MVP honors in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Westbrooks, 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, had two sacks and likely caught the eye of NFL executives needing a rush-end specialist. More than 100 Shrine players landed in NFL camps last summer.
“This was a great way to end my college career,” Westbrooks told the media after the game. “I always thought I could play at this level, and playing against guys on the same level or better than you always brings out the best.”
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