CAREER:Hampered by injuries in 2008, West looks to regain the form in 2009 he had when he started seven games as a sophomore in 2007 ... quick and shifty wide receiver has totaled 24 receptions for 192 yards in his career and carried once for 11 yards and a touchdown ... one of only two players in his class to appear in every game during first two seasons (Sam Young was the other) ... also has been used as a returner where he's averaged 21.9 yards on 14 kickoff returns and gained 23 yards on five punt returns.
2008 (JUNIOR): Appeared in five games (vs. Michigan, Purdue, Stanford, North Carolina and Washington) for the Irish as a special-teams player and reserve wide receiver ... returned a punt three yards for his first game action on the year vs. Michigan ... logged minutes at special teams vs. Purdue, Stanford, and North Carolina ... tallied 39 all-purpose yards (33 return, six receiving) against Washington.
2007 (SOPHOMORE):Started his first game for the Irish vs. Georgia Tech ... had 29 yards receiving on two catches including a long reception of 20 yards vs. Tech ... caught two passes for nine yards vs. Penn State ... made second career start for the Irish vs. the Nittany Lions ... recorded two receptions for a team high 23 yards vs. Michigan ... led Irish with 25 receiving yards on three catches vs. Michigan State ... made four receptions for 37 yards vs. Purdue ... recorded one reception for six yards vs. USC ... led the Irish in receptions with four catches for 24 yards and had his first kick return of the year for 22 yards vs. Duke ... logged 18:52 of playing time with seven special-teams appearances.
2006 (FRESHMAN): One of two freshmen to play in all 13 games ... took only rush 11 yards on an end-around for a touchdown vs. Purdue ... caught two passes for 14 yards, returned four punts for 20 yards and gained 251 yards on 12 kickoff returns ... logged 18:52 of playing time and made 74 special-teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Northeast Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Oklahoma Class 4A all-state pick as wide receiver in 2005 ... one of 10 players on Oklahoma Blue Chip list for '05 by Daily Oklahoman ... first-team Oklahoma all-state selection as defensive back by OKPrepXtra.com ... caught 28 passes for 466 yards and five TDs in 2005, rushed 14 times for 97 yards and two TDs ... scored seven times on special teams, four on punt returns and three on kickoff returns - and was regarded as one of top kick returners in country ... made 44 tackles and four interceptions on defense in '05 for Northeast Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... caught 45 passes as junior in `04 for 809 yards and 10 TDs ... also picked off nine passes to go with 34 tackles as junior defensive back ... three-year starter on both sides of the ball ... selected for Oklahoma Coaches' All-Star game ... enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2006 ... born Aug. 27, 1988 ... son of George and Theresa West ... high school coach was Ron Kroeger ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance ... earned a 3.067 grade-point average in '07 fall semester and 3.084 GPA in `09 spring semester.
West's Career Statistics
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