Terrance West is an American soccer player who plays the running back position. West is currently a free player. He began his professional career in 2014 after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He has also played for the NFL Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens, and the New Orleans Saints. Before his NFL career, he played college football in Towson.
Terrance West Brief Bio
West was born on January 28, 1991, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. As a running back at Northwestern High School in Baltimore, Maryland, he covered a total of 4,700 yards to win the All-Baltimore City selection twice and also received an honorable mention in the All-Metro selection.
He collected a total of 1,500 yards as a junior and 2,000 yards as a senior and led his team to a 7-3 record as a junior and a 9-1 record as a senior. West was also a member of the baseball, basketball, and track and field teams at Northwestern High. He was the top scorer of his basketball team in the Conference Championship. He is also a member of the state’s top-ranked 4×100-meter relay team.
After high school, Terrance aspired to play college football, but due to his low academic qualifications and performance, he didn’t get many opportunities in schools. However, since he still wanted to pursue his dream of playing college football, he decided to enroll in the Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia but had to leave after a year due to distance.
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His stay at the Fork Union Military Academy still did not bring him a scholarship offer, so he had to look for a school that would accept him as a transfer student. During this time he took a job as a salesman in a Jimmy Jazz clothing store. And when all his plans and efforts to study at Clemson University, the University of Maryland and Morgan State University failed, Terrance West finally chose Towson University after contacting the head coach and learning that the team was interested in him.
West set new records at Towson as a rookie with 1,294 yards of rushes and 29 touchdowns. He also led the team to a regular 9-2 season, which happened to be their first CAA championship. In the off-season, he was named the first winner of the Jerry Rice Award for Best Newcomer in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
In his 2013 Junior Season, Terrance West finished third in the Walter Payton Award finalist selection. He played a major role in the Tigers’ victories over Eastern Illinois and Eastern Washington, which earned the team a place at this year’s FCS National Championship in Frisco, Texas. Unfortunately, they lost to defending champion North Dakota State University Bison with 35-7.
West gave up his senior national team season and qualified for the NFL Draft 2014 in January 2014.
Terrance West began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, who placed him 94th overall in the third round of the 2014 draft. His first game with the Browns was against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he scored his first 100 yards on sixteen carriers with an average of 6.3 yards. He finished his first season, which was his only season with the Cleveland Browns, with 673 yards on one hundred and seventy-one (171) carriers with 4 touchdowns.
The following season, Cleveland West traded with the Tennessee Titans for a conditional election in the 2016 NFL Draft. During his tenure with the Titans, he recorded sixteen carriers for fifty-one yards and two fumbles, double the number of fumbles he recorded with the Browns during his rookie season.
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The Baltimore Ravens accepted him into their training squad in November 2015. He played all sixteen games of the 2016 regular season and started thirteen of them. He finished the season with 774 rushing yards, 193 carries, and 5 rushing touchdowns. In May 2017 he signed an original round robin with the franchise to keep him under contract for the season. Unfortunately, due to a calf injury, he only played 5 games this year and finished the season with 138 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Terrance West signed with the New Orleans Saints in June 2018 and was released in August of the same year.
Height Weight And Body Measurements
The Running Back is blessed with an excellent body weighing 102 kg, or 225 lbs, with a height of 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in). His arm length is 31 inches and his hand size is 91/8 inches.
Other Facts You Should Know About Terrance West
West is not married, but he has a girlfriend named Melesha with whom he has two children – Lyric and Harmony. She works in a salon and spa and seems to specialize in eyebrow care and maintenance.