Westbrook retires as an Eagle

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Two-time Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook announced his retirement on Wednesday with the Eagles.

Westbrook played for Philadelphia from 2002-09 and made the Pro Bowl in ’04 and ’07. He played in 14 games with the 49ers in 2010 and did not play last season.

In his nine NFL seasons, Westbrook rushed for 6,335 yards and 41 touchdowns and had 3,940 receiving yards and 30 receiving touchdowns. In ’03, he had two punt-return touchdowns.

In 2007, Westbrook led the NFL with 2,104 yards from scrimmage.

“When I think of myself, I think of Brian Westbrook from Fort Washington, Maryland to DeMatha (Catholic High School) injuries, to Villanova injuries, (and) to Philadelphia injuries. All of the good days (and) all of the bad days,” Westbrook said. “A third-round pick who was too small, who would only be a special-teams player, to an All-Pro, to a two-time Pro Bowl selection, (and) to the franchise leader in total yards from scrimmage. It’s been a great ride and I thank all of you people and everyone that has been here with me every step of the way. Thank you.”

“Brian Westbrook is retiring as a Philadelphia Eagle and I’ll tell you, I’ve never coached a player as smart as this guy right here. Unbelievable,” Eagles head coach Andy Reid said.