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2015 NFL DRAFT

Terrance West, RB

School: Towson  |  Conference: COL
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 225 lbs.
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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS: Round 3/94 -- Terrance West, RB, 5-9, 225, Towson...The Browns sent the San Francisco 49ers fourth- and sixth-round picks to move into the third round for West. He is a power runner who picks up most of his yardage between the tackles. West rushed for 84 touchdowns in three seasons -- 41 as a senior in 2013. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Browns picks: Round 3/94 - Terrance West, RB, 5-9, 225 Towson State...The Browns sent the 49ers picks 106 and 180 to move back into the third round for West. He is a power runner who picks up most of his yardage between the tackles. West rushed for 84 touchdowns in three seasons - 41 as a senior in 2013. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 96/6. *Terrance West, RB, Towson, 5-09, 225, 4.50, 3...West covered a lot of rough road to overcome his tough home neighborhood in Baltimore. That included missing a couple of years of football, including one when he sold shoes. Walked on at Towson and last season led team to an FCS national championship game against North Dakota State. West pounded the ball relentlessly between the tackles to lead all FCS players with 2,519 yards rushing and 41 touchdowns last season. Has a son, Brendan. Frankly: Give him a chance and West will give you his best and hopefully he has enough tread left to crank out a few more miles after carrying 780 times the last three years. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Running Backs: *Terrance West, Towson, 5-9, 225, 4.54...West covered a lot of rough road to overcome his tough home neighborhood in Baltimore. That included missing a couple of years of football, including one when he sold shoes. Walked on at Towson and last season led team to an FCS national championship game against North Dakota State. West pounded the ball relentlessly between the tackles to lead all FCS players with 2,519 yards rushing and 41 touchdowns last season. Has a son, Brendan. Frankly: Give him a chance and West will give you his best and hopefully he has enough tread left to crank out a few more miles after carrying 780 times the last three years. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/08/2014 - West To Apply For Early Entry Into NFL Draft...Junior running back Terrance West of Towson University will apply for early entry into the 2014 National Football League draft and will pass up his senior season with the Tigers. A three-time All-America running back, West was a consensus All-America first team selection in 2013 when he led all college football players with 2,509 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. Honored as the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2013 Walter Payton Award, he led the Tigers to the NCAA FCS championship game. With a record of 13-3, the Tigers were national runners-up.

With 2,509 rushing yards, he shattered the NCAA FCS single season record of 2,326 yards set by Jamaal Branch of Colgate in 2003. He also broke the NCAA FCS record with 42 touchdowns, eclipsing the record of 39 set by Omar Cuff of Delaware in 2007. In his three-year career at Towson, West ran for 4,849 yards on 802 carries with 84 touchdowns. His 84 career rushing touchdowns tied the NCAA FCS record set by Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern from 1998 to 2001.

West, who also caught two touchdown passes in his career, ended his career with 86 total touchdowns scored. He ranks third on the NCAA FCS all-time list of touchdown scorers. Brian Westbrook of Villanova holds the record with 89 touchdowns while Peterson is second with 87 touchdowns. The Tigers' career rushing leader decided to apply for early entry for the NFL draft shortly after the Tigers' appearance in the NCAA FCS championship game against North Dakota State on Saturday in Frisco, Texas. - Towson football

01/08/2014 - West To Apply For Early Entry Into NFL Draft..."I met with Terrance on Sunday afternoon and we discussed his projected draft status," said Towson Coach Rob Ambrose. "After our talk, Terrance went home with that information and discussed his options with his family. Last night, Terrance and his family decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. When we spoke late last night, he promised me that no matter what, he would finish degree work and graduate. "We wish Terrance and his family all the best as he enters this new chapter of his career," Ambrose added.

In 2013, he scored at least one touchdown in all 16 games for the Tigers. He also ran for more than 100 yards 12 times and had four 200-plus-yard games. In the Tigers' NCAA FCS quarter-final victory over No. 2 Eastern Illinois, he set an NCAA FCS playoff record by rushing for 354 yards. He also scored five touchdowns against Eastern Illinois. West will try to become the sixth player in Towson history to play in an NFL game. Punter Sean Landeta (1985-2004), offensive lineman Stan Eisenhooth (1987-89), running back David Meggett (1989-1998), running back Tony Vinson (1994-97) and offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod (2007-present) are the only former Tigers to play in an NFL game. Landeta, Meggett and Bushrod have earned All-Pro honors. West will also try to become the fifth Tiger to be selected in the NFL draft. - Towson football

01/07/2014 - Towson record-setting running back Terrance West is leaving school early and entering the 2014 NFL Draft. West led Towson to the FCS championship game as a junior, setting national single-season records for the level with 2,509 rushing yards, 41 rushing touchdowns and 42 total touchdowns. The two-time FCS first-team All-American received a third-round grade from the NFL's draft advisory panel. "I'm ready for the challenge," West told the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. "I'll adapt to anything that's thrown at me. I'm just prepared. I had a good thing with Towson. They prepared me very well, and it should be fun."

It's rare for underclassmen from the FCS to enter the NFL Draft early, but West felt he had little left to prove on the level and the 2014 draft class isn't deep at running back. West was an older junior and will turn 23 on Jan. 28. West rushed for 4,849 yards in 37 games over three seasons. He scored 86 touchdowns, just three shy of the FCS record which Brian Westbrook scored in his career at Villanova. CBSSports.com reported West and Towson senior cornerback Jordan Love will both sign with agent Marc Lillibridge. Love was suspended for the FCS championship game against North Dakota State for an NCAA rules violation. - Sports Network

01/06/2014 - 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB Terrance West, Towson, Junior,...The leading rusher in all of college football, West has rushed for 2,410 yards on 391 carries, setting an NCAA FCS single season record. The Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year, he also leads college football with 41 touchdowns scored, including 40 rushing TD's. His 41 touchdowns are also an FCS single season record. - Towson football

01/06/2014 - Underclassmen from the FCS level rarely enter the NFL Draft, but Towson football coach Rob Ambrose and his program are bracing for that possibility with junior running back Terrance West. After Towson's 35-7 loss to North Dakota State in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Saturday, Ambrose said his conversations with West about the future will begin on Sunday. "On the whole in almost all cases, I'm going to tell you that the history of an education and what it will do for the rest of your life in most cases, in almost all cases, is more important than a short-lived NFL career," Ambrose said. "But Terrance is also an older player. He was an older freshman, he was an older true freshman, and he's an older junior. It's not a question that Terrance has the talent to play at the next level. There's got to be a conversation about where he could actually go."

One scout told The Sports Network that West would be projected for the third round if he departs Towson early. West will turn 23 on Jan. 28. His 2013 season is considered the best ever by an FCS running back. As Towson went 13-3, West finished with 2,509 rushing yards, 41 rushing touchdowns and 42 total touchdowns - all national single-season records. The 2011 Jerry Rice Award winner as the FCS freshman of the year has 4,849 rushing yards in 37 games over three seasons. He has scored 86 touchdowns, just three shy of the FCS record that Brian Westbrook scored in his career at Villanova. In the national championship game, West rushed for 99 yards on 22 carries and scored Towson's only touchdown. He also caught five passes for 39 yards. "I thought he played pretty well, I really did," Ambrose said. "I don't think we played particularly well up front." - Sports Network

01/05/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: FCS prospects Turner and West shine on big stage...Towson RB Terrence West (5-11, 223, 4.59, #28)...Despite poor field conditions and stacked boxes, it was another productive performance by West as he finished with 22 carries for 99 yards and Towson's only touchdown. He finishes his junior season with the FCS-records in both rushing yards (2,509) and touchdowns (42).

West is solidly built throughout with an excellent combination of quick feet and power. He is tough, physical and lowers his pads to finish, making him a chore to tackle for anyone. West breaks tackles at all levels of the field and shows good vision to press the hole before attacking and making strong cuts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/05/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: FCS prospects Turner and West shine on big stage...Towson RB Terrence West (5-11, 223, 4.59, #28)...While he's not slow, West isn't exactly fast either and doesn't flash much burst, usually needing a few steps to get his full momentum going downhill. He will run too high and needs to consistently keep his pad level low and make himself a small target for defenders. West needs to hold the ball higher and tighter as he often gets sloppy in this area, especially at the second level.

West reminds me of Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell, who was a small-school prospect himself out of Division-II Wayne State. West is similarly built, delivers hits and is a true workhorse who will wear down defenses with his balance and power. It would not be a shock if he is a rare FCS early declaration and looks to capitalize on his strong junior season in the 2014 NFL Draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/03/2014 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: RB Terrance West, Towson, Jr.,...West, the leading rusher in college football with 2,295 yards, also leads all of college football with 39 touchdowns scored. In the NCAA FCS semi-finals, West led the Tigers to a win over Eastern Illinois in the FCS quarter-finals by rushing for an FCS Championship record 354 yards while scoring five touchdowns. - Towson football

12/30/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM: RB Terrance West, Towson, Jr., Baltimore, MD,...West, who leads all of college football with an FCS record 2,410 rushing yards and an FCS record 41 touchdowns, was honored as the ECAC FCS Offensive Player of the Year. A consensus first team All-American, West broke the FCS rushing single season rushing record held by Jamaal Branch of Colgate when the Tigers beat Eastern Washington last week. West was named as the recipient of the first Division I FCS Athletics Directors Association Running Back of the Year Award and was the Colonial Athletic Association Football Offensive Player of the Year. - Towson football

12/30/2013 - 2013 AFCA FCS COACHES' ALL-AMERICA TEAM: RB Terrance West, Jr., Towson,...West, who leads all of college football with an FCS record 2,410 rushing yards and an FCS record 41 touchdowns, was honored as the ECAC FCS Offensive Player of the Year. A consensus first team All-American, West broke the FCS rushing single season rushing record held by Jamaal Branch of Colgate when the Tigers beat Eastern Washington last week. - Towson football

12/21/2013 - The Towson Tigers punched their ticket to Frisco, Texas, for the FCS National Championship game with an improbable fourth quarter comeback on Saturday at Roos Field, beating Eastern Washington, 35-31. With 17 seconds left, Towson quarterback Connor Frazier had his number called, sneaking over the goal line from the one-yard-line for the winning points on third down to cap a 71-yard drive. Momentum had been completely leaning toward Eastern Washington going into the fourth quarter, with the Eagles having scored 31 unanswered points on the arm of Vernon Adams.

But Frazier, who took over after starting quarterback Peter Athens sustained a shoulder injury, made big rushing play after big rushing play to lead two fourth quarter touchdown drives to send Eastern Washington packing with its second-consecutive FCS National semifinal loss at home. Towson running back Terrance West set FCS records for touchdowns and yards in one season, the latter set by Jamaal Branch of Colgate, who had 2,326 yards in 2003. West had 78 yards and a touchdown as Towson built its 21-0 lead. - The Sports Xchange

12/14/2013 - Terrance West ran for a record-setting 356 yards and five touchdowns on a snow-covered field and Towson overcame an early two-touchdown deficit to knock off Eastern Illinois Friday 49-39 in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. West set a record for rushing yards in an FCS playoff game. Towson (12-2) fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter as sleet and snow fell in 30-degree temperatures. But West found his footing and ran them back into the game.

West's two second-quarter touchdowns helped the Tigers to a 21-14 halftime lead and he added three more in the second half. Eastern Illinois (12-2) came into the game allowing 146.8 rushing yards a game and was gashed for 472. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was 38-50 for 321 and two touchdowns. Erik Lora caught 18 balls for 129 yards and a touchdown. Towson finds out Saturday who its faces in the semifinals next weekend. - AP Sports

12/14/2013 - Terrance West ran in any direction he wanted. Towson's junior running back rolled up an FCS playoff-record 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries Friday night as the seventh-seeded Tigers advanced to the FCS semifinals with a 49-39 win over No. 2 Eastern Illinois at snowy O'Brien Field. Both teams are 12-2, but it's Towson that will meet the winner of Saturday's Jacksonville State-Eastern Washington matchup next weekend. After the Panthers converted a fumble off the second-half kickoff into the tying score on a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Jimmy Garropolo, West peeled off 41 yards on five carries on the Tigers' next drive. He capped it with a 6-yard run and a 28-21 lead with 9:52 left in the third quarter.

Eastern Illinois kicker Cameron Berra made a 28-yard field goal with 6:20 remaining, chopping the deficit to 28-24. But West rushed six times for 33 yards on the next drive, finishing it with a 5-yard run to make it 35-24 with 1:13 left. Garropolo's 39-yard scoring strike to wide receiver Jeff LePak and a two-point pass to wide receiver Erik Lora sliced the margin to 35-32 25 seconds into the fourth quarter. However, after an exchange of punts gave Towson the ball at the Panthers' 42-yard line, West raced 37 yards off right end on second down to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by backup running back Darius Victor with 9:53 remaining. Three plays after the Tigers recovered Garropolo's fumble at the Eastern Illinois 22, West tacked on a 3-yard run with 7:33 left to seal the win. - The Sports Xchange

12/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: One of the leading candidates for the Walter Payton Award, West leads NCAA FCS with 1,941 rushing yards in 13 games, an average of 149.3 yards per game...While averaging 6.0 yards per carry, he has run for more than 100 yards in 10 of 13 games...He has topped the 200-yard mark three times...A four-time selection as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week, West leads the nation (all divisions) with 34 touchdowns scored. - Towson football

12/07/2013 - Terrance West added to his nation-leading touchdown totals by three to lead Towson past Fordham 48-28 in the second round of the FBC playoffs on Saturday. West gained 76 yards on 24 carries and upped his season touchdown total to 33. Peter Athens passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns as Towson (11-2) moves on to play Eastern Illinois next week.

Towson took its first possession 63 yards on 11 plays, capped by West's 1-yard touchdown plunge. Fordham responded with a 71-yard drive of its own, culminated by Jorge Solano's 9-yard TD reception from Michael Nebrich (394 yards, 4 TDs). The teams were tied at halftime at 21, but Towson took over in the second half. Athens hit Andre Dessenberg for a 46-yard scoring strike, and then West added TD runs of five and 14 yards. Darius Victor scored from 22 yards out to seal the victory. - AP Sports

12/06/2013 - 2013 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Terrance West, Towson, Jr., Running Back...The league's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, West receives the year-end nod on the heels of another prolific season with the Tigers. The Walter Payton Award finalist leads all of college football with 31 touchdowns and FCS with 1,875 rushing yards this season. West has already set a range of records as only a junior, including a new conference record with 73 rushing touchdowns, and has become the first Towson player to surpass 4,000 yards on the ground. - CAA football

12/04/2013 - 2013 WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST: TERRANCE WEST, TOWSON, RUNNING BACK, JUNIOR...West's hometown is Baltimore, and he's a junior attending Towson University. But he lives in an opponent's end zone. Any and all of them. To put the star running back's dominance in perspective, consider that he scored a national-high 31 touchdowns during the regular season. That was more touchdowns than 30 different FCS teams.

West, who received the inaugural Jerry Rice Award two years ago as the FCS national freshman of the year, has raced into contention this season for the Walter Payton Award, previously won at Towson by Dave Meggett in 1988. The powerful 5-foot-11, 223-pound West not only paced the FCS in scoring during the regular season, but his 1,875 rushing yards led the nation as well. Opposing defenses may load up for West, yet he still dominates opponents when he gets the ball. He scored at least one touchdown in every game, including a career-best five against Delaware State. - SportsNetwork

12/04/2013 - 2013 WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST: TERRANCE WEST, TOWSON, RUNNING BACK, JUNIOR...The CAA Football Offensive Player of the Year averaged 6.2 yards on a workhorse 301 carries, topping the 100-yard mark 10 times for a 10-2 squad. "Ask me to play, I'll play," West said. "Ask me to run, I'll run. Ask me to pass, I'll pass. Ask me to catch, I'll catch. Ask me to block, I'll block. It's not what you ask of me, it's what I ask of myself. There isn't an 'I' in team and there isn't an 'I' in Terrance West. I couldn't have done anything without my teammates, my coaches and God." West enters the FCS playoffs with 75 touchdowns in 33 career games. Former Villanova star Brian Westbrook, the 2001 Payton Award winner, could see his FCS career scoring records - 89 TDs and 544 points - fall to West in the next year. - SportsNetwork

11/24/2013 - Terrance West rushed for three touchdowns and 100 yards to lead Towson to a 28-17 victory Saturday over James Madison. West scored from 7 and 6 yards out in the first half. His 6-yard run with 11:44 remaining capped the scoring for Towson (10-2, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association). West added three receptions for 30 yards. Peter Athens threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Connor Frazier to give Towson a 21-7 halftime lead. The Tigers have now scored a school-record 61 touchdowns, breaking the previous record of 57.

The win gives Towson its second FCS playoff berth in three years. James Madison (6-6, 3-5) opened the scoring with a Michael Birdsong 29-yard TD pass to Anthony Rose. The Tigers then scored three unanswered touchdowns before a field goal, and a 46-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dae'Quan Scott pulled the Dukes within four in the third quarter. - AP Sports

11/16/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead Towson past William & Mary 15-9 on Saturday. West ran in from a yard out in the second quarter for a 7-3 lead to complete a 72-yard drive that took over 5 minutes. His 3-yard run in the third quarter finished a 71-yard drive for the 15-9 lead that held up for the Tigers (9-2, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association).

All of the scoring for the Tribe (7-4, 4-3) came on three John Carpenter field goals. Towson pulled out the win despite being held far below its average of 40.3 points per game against the top scoring defense in the FCS. But the Tigers responded with solid defense of their own led by cornerback Donnell Lewis who made 10 tackles and had an interception. The victory was Towson's 10th straight on the road over two seasons. - AP Sports

11/16/2013 - In a clash between ranked Colonial Athletic Association playoff hopefuls, Towson rode a dominant defensive performance to a 15-9 victory over William & Mary on Saturday. Towson (9-2, 5-2 CAA) and its high-octane offense was slowed by the Tribe's conference-best defense in the first half. However, the Tigers seized the momentum in the second half behind a pair of gritty performances by quarterback Peter Athens and running back Terrance West, and withstood a furious final drive by William & Mary to emerge victorious.

For the majority of the game, the Tribe (7-4, 4-3), ranked No. 16 in the Football Championship Subdivision, held No. 10 Towson's offense in check before the Tigers broke through in the second half. Towson tailback Terrance West was harassed early and often, but still managed to rush for 157 yards with two touchdowns to eclipse the 4,000-yard career rushing milestone. While West was contained in the first half, Athens kept the chains moving for the Towson offense at crucial times, scrambling for a handful of first downs. Athens finished with 94 yards on a nine-for-18 performance through the air, and 39 yards on the ground. - The Sports Xchange

10/28/2013 - WEEK 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 272 yards and four TDs, and caught a TD pass in a 48-32 victory over Richmond. - AP Sports

10/28/2013 - OCT 28 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson...West earns his league-best 11th weekly honor on the heels of yet another historic performance in Towson's 48-32 road win over Richmond. The Walter Payton Award Watch List member ran for a career-high 272 yards on 29 carries to become the program's all-time leading rusher with 3,742 yards over 30 career games. West also tied a single-game school record with five touchdowns, including four on the ground, and currently ranks fourth in conference history with 68 touchdowns and tops in the nation with 24 scores this season. - CAA football

10/26/2013 - On a day when he became Towson's all-time rushing leader, Terrance West was appropriately dominant, running over, around, and through the Richmond defense on Saturday at Robins Stadium. Carrying the ball wide and between the tackles, West rushed 29 times for a career-high 272 yards and scored five touchdowns, propelling Towson to a 48-32 Colonial Athletic Association victory.

West, a junior, set the tone early, sprinting 79 yards on Towson's second snap, setting up his six-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Peter Athens to give the Tigers the lead for good. Needing 131 yards to match the previous mark of Jason Corte (1996-99), West surpassed it in the second quarter as Towson improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the CAA. With its fourth straight loss, Richmond (2-6, 0-4) dropped into a last-place tie with idle Albany (1-7, 0-4), a year after second-year coach Danny Rocco's promising debut season (8-3). - The Sports Xchange

10/26/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns, and caught a TD pass, to lead Towson to a 48-32 victory over Richmond Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup. Towson (8-1, 4-1) had little trouble with Richmond (2-6, 0-4), building a 9-point halftime advantage then adding to that via a strong run game that amassed 341 yards. West scored touchdowns in all four quarters, starting with a 6-yard reception from Peter Athens to open the scoring. Towson's leading rusher then scored on TD runs of 2, 1, 1, and 3 yards.

The Tigers also scored two defensive touchdowns. Christian Carpenter picked off Michael Strauss and returned it 34 yards for a second quarter score and Telvion Clark sacked Strauss, forced a fumble, recovered it and went 32 yards in the fourth quarter. Strauss finished 28 of 38 for 281 yards and two TDs to pace the Spiders. - AP Sports

10/19/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns as Towson defeated Albany 44-17 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup. Towson (7-1, 3-1), coming off its first loss last week to Villanova, bounced back by dominating Albany (1-7, 0-4), rolling up 573 yards of total offense. The Great Danes took an early lead on Jake Meek's 10-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Towson then ran off 24 unanswered points, including Donnell Lewis' 38-yard interception return for a score and West's 59-yard touchdown burst.

West punched in his second touchdown of the day early in the third quarter, a 7-yard run that capped a 10-play, 84-yard drive, for his 19th touchdown of the season. Peter Athens finished 22 of 32 for 294 yards and a 38-yard TD pass to Spencer Wilkins. Darius Victor and Trea Jones also added rushing touchdowns for the Tigers in the second half. - AP Sports

10/19/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns and Towson overcame another sluggish start to rout the University of Albany, 44-17, in a Colonial Athletic Association game on Saturday. Peter Athens completed 22-of-32 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers, who earned their eighth straight road victory before a sellout crowd of 8,500 at Bob Ford Field on homecoming weekend.

The Tigers (7-1 overall, 3-1 in the CAA), ranked seventh in the FCS, rebounded from their loss to Villanova last week. Albany (1-7, 0-4), a first-year member of the CAA, lost its sixth straight game. Towson, which trailed after the first quarter for the fourth straight game, scored three touchdowns in a span of 3 minutes, 38 seconds in the second quarter to take a 24-7 lead. - The Sports Xchange

10/09/2013 - OCT 7 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson...West earns his 10th CAA Football weekly honor - the most in league history - after leading unbeaten Towson past nationally-ranked New Hampshire on Saturday. CAA Football's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the junior finished the game with a season-high 238 yards on 28 carries and a three-touchdown effort highlighted by a 50-yard run. What's more, West is now second in the program annals after surpassing the 3,000-yard mark (3,226) and his 59 career scores rank fifth all-time in CAA Football. - CAA football

10/09/2013 - OCT 7 SPORTS NETWORK FCS CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Terrance West, Towson, RB, Jr., 5-11, 223, Baltimore, Md.,..What is it with West versus New Hampshire? The junior back has torched the Wildcats three times in his collegiate career, and this past Saturday's 44-28 Towson win was certainly no exception. West carried the ball 28 times for 238 yards - his highest yardage total this season - and three touchdowns. West now has 15 rushing touchdowns this season and a total of 59 career scores, which ranks fifth in CAA Football history. West moved into second in Towson's program history with 3,226 career rushing yards. - Sports Network

10/08/2013 - WEEK 6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 238 yards and three TDs in a 44-28 win over New Hampshire. - AP Sports

10/05/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns as Towson defeated New Hampshire 44-28 Saturday. Towson (6-0, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) ran up a whopping 731 yards in total offense, as the Tigers came back from a 20-3 first quarter deficit to run away with the conference matchup. New Hampshire (1-3, 0-1) put up three touchdowns in the first quarter, including a 29-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Jared Allison to Harold Spears, but the Wildcats didn't score again until late in the fourth quarter when the outcome was no longer in doubt.

West, who eclipsed 3,000 career rushing yards, led Towson's take over in the second quarter. His 50-yard touchdown run preceded a pair of one-yard scores. Peter Athens completed 22 or 33 passes for 343 yards and two scores to complete the offensive onslaught. Andy Vailas and Nico Steriti both rushed for TDs for New Hampshire. - AP Sports

09/28/2013 - Darius Victor had only five carries, but one was for a 31-yard touchdown with 2:38 left, as unbeaten Towson scored 18 unanswered points to rally past Stony Brook 35-21 Saturday night. Victor's TD capped a 10-play, 96-yard drive that put Towson (5-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) ahead for the first time of the night 28-21. During Stony Brook's (1-3, 1-2) ensuing offensive series, Lyle Negron fumbled when sacked by Ryan Delaire. Donnell Lewis returned the fumble 43 yards to put the Tigers up 35-21 with 42 seconds to play and preserved the Tigers nine-game winning streak.

Terrence West led the Tigers with 26 carries for 150 yards and one touchdown. The Towson defense, which averages 12.2 points a game, quickly fell behind 14-0 and trailed until Victor's fourth quarter score. James Kenner and Jameel Poteat each rushed for a touchdown to lead the Seawolves. - AP Sports

09/21/2013 - Terrance West of Towson rushed for two touchdowns and eventually helped wear out North Carolina Central, as the Tigers posted a 35-17 victory on Saturday at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Towson, which is ranked fourth in the Football Championship Subdivision, has won eight consecutive games dating to last season, the program's longest winning streak in 34 years. West carried defenders to a first-down pick-up midway through the fourth quarter, popped up and flexed toward the N.C. Central sideline. He had put his imprint on the game, gaining 139 yards on 31 carries.

Freshman Victor Darius also ran for two touchdowns, the latter coming from 10 yards with 1:35 remaining in the game. Rain fell periodically during the second half, including a late-game downpour. Towson's defense recorded six sacks. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2013 - Terrance West rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Towson's 35-17 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday. West, who had 31 carries, got help from Darius Victor, who punched in two more rushing touchdowns on just six carries in what was expected to be a defensive duel. Instead, Towson (4-0) moved the ball in a balanced rushing and passing attack, while shutting down the NC Central (2-2) ground game, holding the Eagles to just 2 yards rushing. The Tigers also scored on a 9-yard pass from Peter Athens to James Oboh.

Unable to move the ball on the ground, NC Central took to the air. Jordan Reid, who had 292 yards passing, connected with Marvin Poole for a 21-yard touchdown in the first quarter and Thomas Dixon for a 40-yard touchdown in the fourth. Towson's defense hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown this season. - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - Terrance West rushed for five touchdowns, tying a school record, and Towson routed Delaware State 49-7 in its home opener on Saturday night. West, who now has a program-best 52 career rushing touchdowns, scored four times in the first half as the Tigers took a 35-0 lead. His five touchdowns tie a record set by Tony Vinson in 1993. West finished with 82 yards on 16 carries. Derrick Joseph returned a kickoff 95 yards for a TD for Towson.

The victory was the seventh straight for the Tigers (3-0) over two seasons, the second-best streak in the FCS behind North Dakota State (11). Delaware State (0-2) scored its only touchdown on Cory Murphy's 6-yard pass to Milton Williams. Murphy attempted 53 passes, completing 26 for 234 yards, as the Hornets had only 15 yards rushing. The teams renewed a rivalry that ran for 15 consecutive years before ending in 1994. - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - SEPT 16 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson,...West earns his second weekly honor of the young season following another record-setting performance in Towson's 49-7 win over Delaware State. The junior standout tied a school record first set in 1993 with five touchdowns on just 82 rushing yards in the game. West, whose five scores also represent a new Unitas Stadium record, has now turned in 53 touchdowns in 24 career games. - CAA football

09/07/2013 - There was no letdown for Towson on Saturday. None at all. The Tigers, coming off the program's first victory over an FBS opponent last week at Connecticut and now ranked fifth in the FCS poll, cruised through Holy Cross, 49-7, in a game between two former conference opponents. Junior strong safety Thomas Bradley's 90-yard interception return, on his first career pick late in the first half, turned a Holy Cross scoring chance into the touchdown that gave the Tigers a 28-7 halftime lead.

The Tigers put up 42 unanswered points, scoring on long drives the first three times they had the ball in the second half. Towson, of the CAA (and once of the Patriot League) won its sixth straight game, dating to last season, while Patriot League member Holy Cross fell to 0-2. Running back Terrance West, who ran for 261 yards and two touchdowns in the upset of UConn, ripped off a 44-yard run early and finished with 121 yards and two touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - Terrence West scored twice to break the school record for career touchdowns to lead Towson to a 49-7 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. West, who is the fifth-leading rusher in Towson history, scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and again on a 3-yard plunge in the third for his 49th career TD to break Jason Corle's 1999 record. West finished with 121 yards to lead the Tigers ground attack, which tallied 286 yards.

Peter Athens completed 17 of 23 for 232 passing yards for the Tigers. Thomas Bradley returned a pass interception 90 yards for a touchdown to cap a 28-point first half for Towson (2-0) and help the Tigers to their sixth-consecutive win, dating back to last season. Mike Fess scored on a touchdown pass from Ryan Laughlin in the first quarter for Holy Cross (0-2) for the Crusaders' only TD. - AP Sports

09/02/2013 - SEPT 2 CAA FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson...West picks up his eighth weekly conference honor after a stellar two-touchdown effort in Towson's season-opener at UConn on Thursday. CAA Football's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, West ran in for a six-yard score at the 5:14 mark in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a 26-10 lead before adding some insurance with a five-yard score on fourth-and-goal in the closing seconds to lead Towson to the 33-18 victory, its first-ever over an FBS opponent. The fifth-leading rusher in program history has rushed for nearly 2,500 career yards and is now just one score shy of tying the all-time program record of 47 touchdowns. - CAA football

08/29/2013 - Towson running back Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting Connecticut 33-18 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. Quarterback Peter Athens threw for 192 yards and another score and running back Sterlin Phifer caught a 23-yard touchdown and ran for another. West carried the ball a career-high 36 times, and broke the 100-yard mark for the 12th time in his career. His two fourth-quarter scores put the game away.

Receiver Shakim Phillips had two touchdown catches for Connecticut, and Geremy Davis caught five balls for 100 yards in the losing effort. The Huskies had not lost to an FCS team since 2001, when they were making the transition from Division I-AA to Division I. The Tigers were up 13-10 at halftime and trailed just once, at 7-0. They held UConn to 287 yards of offense while putting up 393 on the Huskies. - AP Sports

07/25/2013 - 2013 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (COACHES/SIDS): Running Back Terrance West, Junior, Towson...The winner of the 2011 Jerry Rice Award, presented to the top freshman in FCS football, West has rushed for 2,340 yards and scored 44 touchdowns in his first two seasons for the Tigers. He was named first team All-CAA as a freshman and sophomore and also earned All-American honors twice. As a freshman, West ran for 1,294 yards and scored a school record 29 touchdowns in 11 games. A Walter Camp All-American first team selection as a freshman, he averaged 6.7 yards per carry. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,046 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. - Towson football

07/24/2013 - 2013 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/SIDS): Running Back Terrance West, Junior, Towson...The winner of the 2011 Jerry Rice Award, presented to the top freshman in FCS football, West has rushed for 2,340 yards and scored 44 touchdowns in his first two seasons for the Tigers. He was named first team All-CAA as a freshman and sophomore and also earned All-American honors twice. As a freshman, West ran for 1,294 yards and scored a school record 29 touchdowns in 11 games. A Walter Camp All-American first team selection as a freshman, he averaged 6.7 yards per carry. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,046 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. - Towson football

07/18/2013 - 2013 WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: Terrance West, Towson Tigers, Running Back, Junior...To realize how hard it is to tackle West, all you have to do is stand next to his thick body and feel overwhelmed about trying to wrap him up. Opposing tacklers get a better idea when he is slipping past them and into the end zone. He has scored 44 times in his first two seasons (21 career games), including 29 times in 2011 when he set a national record for touchdowns scored by a freshman and captured the inaugural Jerry Rice Award.

The Baltimore resident fell into Towson's lap as a late signee in 2011. He has the speed and power to rough up defenders. After his freshman season, West was the focal point of opposing defenses in 2012, yet still gained over 1,000 yards for the second straight season. He finished 18th in the Walter Payton Award voting, one year after finishing sixth. - The Sports Network

 
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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS: Round 3/94 -- Terrance West, RB, 5-9, 225, Towson...The Browns sent the San Francisco 49ers fourth- and sixth-round picks to move into the third round for West. He is a power runner who picks up most of his yardage between the tackles. West rushed for 84 touchdowns in three seasons -- 41 as a senior in 2013. - The Sports Xchange
 

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