Theron West saw limited action last season until the New Mexico Bowl. Now he is atop the WSU depth chart with fall camp just a day away. Let's get to know him a little better.
Name - Theron West
Position - Running Back
Year - Redshirt Senior
Height/Weight - 5'7", 178 pounds
Hometown - Compton, CA
Things to know
1. Juco transfer - West was one of the first recruits that WSU landed after the hiring of Mike Leach. He was a 3-star running back out of Los Angeles Harbor Community College. West held several mid-major offers at the time, including Idaho, Ohio, Toledo, Utah State, and San Jose St.
2. Redshirted - West did not see the field his first season in Pullman and was redshirted in 2012.
3. New Mexico Bowl breakout - West rarely saw the field in his redshirt junior year and then came on in a big way in the New Mexico Bowl when he was named the starter for the game and contributed to WSU in several facets by rushing three times for 17 yards, catching three passes for 50 yards and one touchdown, and blocking a punt. Had not for the epic meltdown that occurred at the end of the game, West would have been one of the bigger stories of the afternoon.
4. Hanging tough during the spring - West put on an impressive performance during spring camp after entering on top the depth chart. In his final spring interview, Leach stated that West or Jamal Morrow would start if the season were to begin at that point.
5. 2014? It's difficult to know what to expect from West having such limited glimpses of him on the playing field. One thing that is obvious is that he has made a big impression on coaches dating back to some point late last season. Possibly something has clicked for West. For now, it is safe to say that he is a nose ahead in the competition at the running back position.