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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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Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @NYJ W 23-22
2 @PIT L 16-24
3 DEN L 17-29
4 MIA W 22-7
5 @DAL L 14-28
6 @NE L 17-35
7 CLE W 31-17
8 WAS L 27-27
10 @NYG L 20-21
11 BUF L 12-16
12 @BAL L 14-19
13 PHI W 32-14
14 @CLE W 23-10
15 PIT L 20-24
16 @HOU L 10-12
17 BAL W 27-10

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Bio

      Dubbed “the toughest kid in the draft” by Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander, Westerman excelled the last two seasons 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 draft” by Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander, Westerman excelled the last two seasons 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 Games 1-4 ... Played in all four 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. 2015—Started all 13 games 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. 2014—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 ... Helped offense average 36.9 points per game, ranked No. 16 nationally. 2013—Joined ASU program as sophomore and spent regular season on scout team ... Earned first of three letters and made playing debut in Sun Bowl vs. Texas Tech. 2012—Limited by injuries at Auburn; played in two games with one start at LG. 2011—Redshirt year at Auburn, did not play.

     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. “For me, it was essential to get into some kind of contact sport until I could play football again (in eighth grade). 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.”

     High school: 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.

     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.

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