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Position
Linebacker
Height
6'2
Weight
235
Class
Senior
Hometown
Watkinsville, Ga.
High School
Oconee County HS
Previous School
Virginia
Experience
2L

Enters third season at LSU after transferring from Virginia following his true freshman campaign in 2021 … Plays linebacker and is a regular contributor on special teams … Younger brother Whit is also a linebacker for the Tigers … The brothers were on the field at linebacker at the same time in LSU’s win over Mississippi State … Dad was a 3-year starter on the offensive line at Georgia from 1991-95 … Has appeared in 27 games at LSU with 44 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss … Has 38 career collegiate appearances (11 at Virginia) and 85 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Joined 10 of his teammates for LSU’s Study Abroad program in May of 2023 that saw the group travel to Senegal for a 10-day trip … Majoring in sports administration.

JUNIOR SEASON (2023 at LSU)
Appeared in all 13 games, serving as a backup at linebacker and a regular contributor on special teams … Recorded 16 tackles and credited with a half-tackle for loss … Season-high 6 tackles in win over Grambling … Had 4 tackles and a half-tackle for a 1-yard loss in win over Georgia State … Played alongside younger brother Whit at linebacker in LSU win over Mississippi State … Had 2 tackles vs. Bulldogs … Played a total of 80 defensive snaps with season-high 35 against Grambling … Played 12 snaps vs. Army and 10 vs. Mississippi State … Starter on 3 LSU special teams units – kickoff return, kickoff coverage and punt return … Played a total of 211 special teams snaps – 100 on kickoff coverage, 71 on kickoff return, 32 on punt return, 3 on punt coverage and field goal block.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2022 at LSU)
Appeared in all 14 games for the Tigers, seeing action at linebacker and special teams … Recorded 28 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Capped season with 6 tackles in Citrus Bowl win over Purdue … Had 3 tackles vs. Florida State in LSU debut … Had 4 tackles, including two for losses and a sack, in win over New Mexico … Forced a fumble to go along with 5 tackles in Tiger Stadium debut vs. Southern.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2021 at Virginia)
Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, appearing in 11 games with one start … Started the season-finale against Virginia Tech … Finished rookie season with 31 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery … Had 5 tackles and a sack for a 14-yard loss against the Hokies … A week prior, recorded career-best 8 tackles and had 2 pass breakups against Pittsburgh … Had 5 tackles in win over Duke in mid-October, a victory that ran Virginia’s record to 5-1 … First college appearance came in season-opening win over William & Mary (1 tackle).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played linebacker at Oconee County High School for head coach Travis Noland … piled up 250 career tackles as a linebacker at Oconee County … a preseason second-team all-state pick for Georgia by MaxPreps … has helped Oconee County (11-0) to the semifinals of Georgia’s Class AAA playoffs … also played quarterback for the Warriors this season … has 91 total tackles, including 36 solo stops this season … has caused one fumble and intercepted one pass as a senior … has season-high 15 tackles this year vs. Thomasville and Monroe Area … averages 32 yards per return on five kickoff run backs this season … Oconee County (13-2) reached state championship game in 2019 … achieved Class AAAA all-state honors as a junior … amassed 112 tackles as a junior, including 45 solo stops … caught 16 passes and rushed the ball 11 times in 2019 … played six different positions for Oconee County during his prep career … father, David, was offensive line coach at Oconee County … father was a three-year starter at offensive line at Georgia where he played from 1991-95 … a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com … rated the No. 29 junior in Georgia prior to the 2020 season.

West Weeks Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Pittsburgh, 2021 – Virginia
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. New Mexico, 2022 – LSU
Sacks: 1.0, 2x (Last: vs. New Mexico, 2022) – LSU
Interceptions: 0
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Pittsburgh, 2021 – Virginia

 

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