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#11 Sean Westgate
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 223
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oak Park, CA
High School: Oak Park
Experience: 3 Letters
UCLA - Became a starter in his last two seasons ... His quickness and knowledge of the game more than compensate for his lack of traditional size for the position ... An aggressive performer, Westgate has also made a major impact on special teams ... Named to the Rotary Lombardi Trophy preseason watch list.

2011 - Appeared in and started 11 games ... Finished second on the team with three interceptions ... Eighth on the team in tackles ... Had a 23-game starting streak snapped at USC due to a head injury ... Made nine tackles, 0.5 for loss, in the opener at Houston ... Had a key interception (first of his career) at the Bruin 12-yard line to stymie a potential go-ahead drive by San Jose State late in the third quarter ... Made five tackles and an interception at Oregon State ... Four tackles at Stanford ... Made five tackles against Arizona State, 0.5 for loss ... Recorded 10 tackles at Utah, 0.5 for loss ... Added four tackles against Colorado and an interception ... Suffered a head injury in the CU game and was forced to sit out the balance of the season.

2010 - Westgate started all 12 games and finished second on the team with 90 tackles (his 7.50 average ranked eighth (tied) in Pac-10) ... Led team with 11.0 tackles for loss (T-10th in Pac-10, 0.92 average) and tied for team lead with 4.0 sacks (T-20th in Pac-10) ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention from league's coaches ... Defensive winner of UCLA's N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership ... Credited with seven stops in opener at Kansas State ... Led team versus Stanford with 10 tackles, 1.5 for loss ... Made four tackles against Houston and broke up a pass ... Led team with 11 tackles at Texas and forced a fumble on a punt to set up UCLA's first touchdown ... Selected Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts ... Against WSU, he totaled six tackles, one sack ... Led team with a career-best 12 tackles against Cal, including a sack and a second stop for loss ... Recorded five stops, 1.0 tackles for loss, at Oregon ... Made 10 tackles, 1.0 for loss versus Arizona ... Collected eight stops versus Oregon State, including one sack late in the fourth quarter and a second tackle for loss ... Tied for team lead with eight tackles at Washington, one for loss ... Made five tackles, one sack, at Arizona State ... Credited with four stops against USC, 0.5 for loss.

2009 - Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... Made one start (at Arizona) ... Played on defense at Tennessee, at Arizona, at Oregon St. at Washington St., Arizona St., at USC and Temple ... Made two tackles in opener against San Diego St. ... Contributed on special teams and defense at Tennessee ... Had one tackle against Kansas St. ... Partially blocked a punt (second of his career) at Stanford which led to a fourth-quarter field goal ...Made one special teams stop versus Oregon ... Made first start at linebacker at Arizona and was credited with seven tackles ... Had one tackle at Oregon St. ... Made one tackle and broke up pass against Washington ... At Washington State, he blocked a punt out of the end zone (third career block) for a safety and made two tackles ... Recovered a fumble on a kickoff return to set up a field goal at end of first half versus Arizona State ... One stop at USC ... Played defense and special teams in bowl win over Temple ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... Tri-winner of UCLA's Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player.

2008 - Appeared in all 12 games on special teams and two on defense ... Saw his first action in opener against Tennessee ... Picked up a blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown versus the Vols, UCLA's first score of the year ... Recorded eight tackles at BYU, playing almost entire second half on defense ... Made a special teams tackle against Arizona ... Had a special teams stop versus Fresno St. ... Played on special teams against Washington St., Oregon and Stanford ... Blocked a first quarter punt that Glenn Love recovered in the end zone for a touchdown at Cal ... Made three tackles on special teams versus Oregon St. ... Had one special teams stop at Washington ... Made four tackles at Arizona St. ... Did not record a tackle against USC.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons in football at Oak Park, CA HS for coach Dick Billingsly ... Played linebacker and running back ... Earned three stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 48 prospect in California by rivals.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com ... Named All-State Medium Schools first-team by Cal-Hi Sports ... Named CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division Defensive Player of the Year ... Starter in 39 high school games ... Scored four career defensive touchdowns ... As a senior, he made 130 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, three blocked kicks, two safeties and one interception ... As a junior, he registered 118 tackles and earned all-state underclass honors and All-CIF honors after helping his high school to the CIF-SS finals ... Added seven sacks, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and a blocked punt in playoffs ... On offense, he rushed for 543 yards and scored five touchdowns ... Had 14 receptions for 140 yards ... Also lettered two years in track and field.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Sean Jeffery Westgate ... Born: December 9, 1989 in Stockton, CA ... Parents: Jeffery and Deborah Westgate ... Mom attended UCLA ... Relative J.K. Scott is a former quarterback at the University of Washington (1999-2000) ... Lists NFL star Brian Urlacher as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include working out and being with friends ... Biggest thrill in sports was getting a scholarship to UCLA ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2011 ... History major.

Career Highs
Tackles: 12 at Cal, 2010
Tackles for Loss: 2.0 vs. Oregon State, 2010; at Cal, 2010

Statistics
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2008

18

10-8

0.0-0

0.5-2

0-0

2009

18

12-6

0.0-0

0.0-2

0-0

2010

90

68-22

4.0-25

11.0-41

0-0

2011

46

21-25

0.0-0

1.5-2

3

Totals

172

111-61

4.0-25

13-45

3

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