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Christian Westerman
G #63
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
24
College:
Arizona State
Hometown:
Chandler, AZ
Experience:
2

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Dubbed “the toughest kid in the (2016) draft” by Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander, Westerman spent his rookie season on the roster but did not play ... Excelled over 2014-15 as Arizona State’s starting LG ... Blocked for 1000-yard rushers in each of his two seasons as starter.

Dubbed “the toughest kid in the (2016) draft” by Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander, Westerman spent his rookie season on the roster but did not play ... Excelled over 2014-15 as Arizona State’s starting LG ... Blocked for 1000-yard rushers in each of his two seasons as starter.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2016 NFL Draft (161st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-17-16.

 

     2016 highlights: Inactive for Games 1-14 and 16 ... Active/DNP Dec. 24 at Houston ... Played in all four Bengals’ preseason games.

 

     College: Played three seasons (2013-15) at Arizona State, after two years (’11-12) in Auburn program ... Played 26 games for ASU, with 25 starts ... Started all 13 games in ’15 and earned All-Pac 12 second-team honors, as well as team’s Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award ... Supported rushing attack that averaged 207.2 gross yards per game, including 1104-yard season and 5.3 per-carry average for RB Demario Foster ... In ’14, started 12 games at LG for 10-3 team that closed with Sun Bowl win over Duke ... Supported 196.3 gross yards rushing per game, including 1081-yard season and 5.6 average for RB D.J. Foster ... Redshirted at Auburn in 2011 and was limited to two games for Auburn in ’12, due to injuries.

 

     A true heavyweight: At 235 pounds as a seventh-grader, Westerman was ineligible for football due to weight limits. At that point his father helped steer him into youth boxing. “It helped get me focused on my footwork and hand speed; something that helped me at the game of football,” Westerman says. “I was pretty good. I won eight or nine fights maybe. But once I finally got to put (football) pads on again, that was my dream, and it was time to go to work. All other sports were set aside.”

 

     Personal: Hometown is Chandler, Ariz. ... Father, Chris, was a three-year offensive line starter at California ... Mother, Jodie, is a dancer and fitness expert and a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader ... Attended Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., where he was rated the No. 1 guard prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 2 OT prospect nationally by ESPN.com ... As a junior and senior, helped lead team to back-to-back undefeated seasons (29-0 record) ... Named a USA Today first-team All-American as a senior, made Associated Press “Top 25 Players in the West” and played in Under Armour All-American game.

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