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Lavelle Westbrooks
CB #22
Height:
6-0
Weight:
185
Age:
22
College:
Georgia Southern
Experience:
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Bio

      Westbrooks was a four-season starter and team leader for a program whose 38-16 record included seven FCS playoff wins ... Key cog in program’s transition process to FBS play, which begins in 2014 ... Good-sized corner with potential to defend the run and handle big receivers at the pro level ... Capped his career by playing in 2014 Senior Bowl.
      Westbrooks was a four-season starter and team leader for a program whose 38-16 record included seven FCS playoff wins ... Key cog in program’s transition process to FBS play, which begins in 2014 ... Good-sized corner with potential to defend the run and handle big receivers at the pro level ... Capped his career by playing in 2014 Senior Bowl.

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2014 NFL Draft (252nd overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-22-14.

    Coach Marvin Lewis says: “Studying Lavelle, we saw great ability around the receiver. He’s been very, very instinctive. He has a chance to compete for one of our cornerback spots and continue to give us some youth and depth there.”

    College highlights: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Georgia Southern, seeing action in 49 games, with 41 starts ... Totaled 167 tackles, two sacks, seven INTs, 20 additional passes defensed and one fumble recovery. 2013—Played in 10 games for 7-4 club, with 32 tackles, two INTs and one sack ... Earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors from media and coaches. 2012—Played 13 games for 10-4 team that won two FCS playoff games ... Ranked third on team in postseason tackles (15) ... In regular season, had a 72-yard INT for a TD vs. Samford. 2011—Played 13 games with 12 starts for 11-3 team that logged two FCS playoff wins ... His 60 tackles included a season-high eight at Alabama. 2010—Freshman played 13 games, with seven starts, for 10-5 club that won three FCS playoff games ... Had two INTs, including one in playoffs against South Carolina State.

    High school: Attended Riverdale (Ga.) High School, where he earned first-team All-Region honors as a junior and second-team all-region honors as a senior... Team captain as a senior... Led Raiders in INTs as a junior ... Also lettered in track, with top events being triple jump and long jump.

    Personal: Hometown is Riverdale, Ga. ... First name is pronounced “luh-VELL.”

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