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ASU Football BIO
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Christian Westerman
Player Profile:
Christian Westerman 1262026
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Hamilton
Experience: 3 Letters

OVERVIEW:

  • Three-year letterwinner at ASU
  • Two-time All Pac-12 honoree, including 2015 All-Pac-12 Second Team
  • Appeared in 26 games over three seasons with 25 starts
  • Part of the foundation of an offensive line that paved the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers
  • An absolute force in the weight room, named to the annual Bruce Feldman's "Freak List"
  • A violent punch off the line of scrimmage and great positioning made him one of the premier guards in the conference over the past two seasons

REDSHIRT SENIOR (2015):

  • Started all 13 games at left guard
  • All-Pac-12 Second Team
  • Associated Press All-Pac-12 Second Team
  • Phil Steele’s Postseason All-Pac-12 Second Team
  • Earned the team's prestigious Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
  • Paved the way for the Devils' rushing attack that amassed nearly 2,700 yards, including 1,000-yard rusher Demario Richard
  • Helped a Sun Devil offense that ranked in the top 25 in first downs per game and in the top 30 in explosive plays (plays of 20+ yards)

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2014):

  • Started 12 games at left guard
  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Helped create holes for ASU's running backs, led by D.J Foster, who had a career year with more than 1,000 rushing yards
  • Played a pivotal role in the Sun Devil offense recording a 91-percent conversion rate on red zone trips (12th in the nation) and scoring 37 points per game (16th in nation)

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013):

  • Saw action in his first game as a Sun Devil against Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl
  • Spent the year on the scout team getting ready to take on a starting role in the 2014 season
  • Provided depth to a senior offensive line

AUBURN (2011-12)

  • Redshirted in 2011
  • Was limited due to an injury in 2012 but appeared in two games with one start at left guard

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • One of the most sought after high school football recruits in Arizona history out of Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton High School
  • Widely regarded as a five-star prospect as a high school senior and is one of the most highly rated recruits ever to join the Sun Devil football program
  • Was the top recruit in the state of Arizona his senior year
  • Named the nation's No. 2 offensive tackle and the No. 6 player nationally by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc., ranked as the nation's No. 1 offensive guard and the No. 17 player in the nation by Scout.com, remains the top rated offensive high school prospect from Arizona since Scout.com began its ratings in 2002, rated as the No. 3 offensive tackle in the nation, the No. 1 recruit from Arizona and the No. 26 player overall nationally by 24-7Sports. Listed as the nation's No. 3 offensive tackle, the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona and the No. 27 player in the nation overall by Rivals.com, ranked as the nation's No. 5 offensive tackle and the No. 16 overall prospect in the MaxPreps Top 100
  • Selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game following his senior season.
  • Named to USA Today's All-USA first team offense and also listed on Associated Press' Top 25 best players in the West Helped lead his team to back to back undefeated junior and senior year seasons with an overall record of 29-0
  • Earned All-Arizona honors by the Arizona Republic in 2009 and 2010
  • Had a multitude of scholarship offers as a senior at Hamilton High including ones from schools such as Alabama, California, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, UCLA and USC in addition to ASU and Auburn. "We're excited to be back home and be part of the Sun Devil nation," Westerman's father said. "The momentum of this program is unbelievable. I like everything that [Coach Graham is] about which is hard work and accountability, stuff that Christian is used to."
  • Coached by Steve Belles at Hamilton High School
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