Ethan Westbrooks Interview
Sr. / West Texas A&M / DE

Updated - 2-3-14

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  You have been named the Defensive MVP of the 2014 East/West Shrine Game.  What does that mean to you? 
Ethan Westbrooks:  It definitely means something big.  I didn’t want to disappoint anybody.  I wanted to give hope for the kids.  Even though I came from a small school, you can still come to places like the Shrine Game.  It matters how you perform on the big stage when you get here.  I love playing against high caliber guys.  I wanted to show how skilled I am and what I can do.   
Alex Khvatov:  What did you learn from the coaches during the practices? 
Ethan Westbrooks:  They preached to us to go at full speed and play with a high motor.  It was the biggest thing that our D-line coach was telling us.  Keep on going.  There is no whistle.  The whistle comes when someone runs out of bounds or when the ball hits the ground. 
Alex Khvatov:  What were you trying to show scouts this week?
Ethan Westbrooks:  The biggest thing that I wanted to show was my motor.  It is one of the biggest things that scouts were talking about.  They thought that I needed to improve my motor.  I wanted to show them that I was getting better throughout the week. 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?
Ethan Westbrooks:  Speed and getting off the ball.  I try to make something happen when I am around the QB.  I try anything possible to help out my teammates. 
Alex Khvatov:  What was the highlight of your career? 
Ethan Westbrooks:  It would definitely have to be the 2012 season at West Texas A&M.  We went to the playoffs.  We were one game away from the National Championship.  I built great relationships that year.  I think that they will carry over to life in general.  I still communicate with a lot of my teammates.  It was just a special season.
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Ethan Westbrooks is….
Ethan Westbrooks:  Motivated and a dream chaser. 


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