Position
Defensive End
Height
6'3
Weight
261 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
West Monroe, La.
High School
West Monroe HS

(updated 7/31/04)

Another former professional baseball player who joined the Tigers last year … Athletic defensive end who will backup Marcus Spears in 2004 … Has made great strides since joining the squad a year ago … Continues to get bigger and stronger while also getting a better grasp of the defensive system … Bulked up to over 260 pounds since coming to campus last fall … Will once again be counted on for playing time in 2004.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Joined the Tigers in fall camp after spending the last four years as a pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization … Added depth to the Tiger defensive line in 2003 … Played in nine games with no starts … Had 11 tackles, including 4.5 for losses and two sacks … Sacks came against Louisiana Tech … Had best game of short career against Tech as he also registered four tackles with 2.5 of those going for losses.

HIGH SCHOOL
Football and baseball standout at West Monroe High School … Team won four state titles in football and another in baseball … Tremendous baseball pitcher at the prep level … Originally signed a football scholarship with Texas A&M, but opted for professional baseball … Coached in football by Don Shows.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brian Daniel West … Born on August 4, 1980 in West Monroe, La. … Got married over the summer … One of two first round baseball picks (the other is Joe Lawrence) on the LSU football team … Selected with the 35th pick overall by the Chicago White Sox in the 1999 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft … Clocked with a 96-mile per hour fastball in high school … Made the 40-man roster for the White Sox in the spring of 2003 and played briefly in Triple-A before developing an elbow problem that ended his pro baseball career … Majoring in business administration.

West’s Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
2003 Fr. 9-0 6 5 11 4.5-17 2-9 0-0
TOTALS 9-0 6 5 11 4.5-17 2-9 0-0

West’s Career Game-by-Game Stats

2003  UT AS Tot TBL Sck Int PD FR UL-Monroe  0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 at Arizona  0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Western Illinois 2 0 2 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 Georgia  0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 at Miss. State 1 1 2 1-4 0-0 0 1 0 Florida  0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Auburn  0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Louisiana Tech 2 2 4 3-10 2-9 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 at Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Arkansas  1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 vs. Georgia (SEC) 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 vs. Oklahoma (Sugar) 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 
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