August 23, 2014

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2014 NFL Draft: Browns trade back into 3rd round, select highly productive Towson State RB Terrance West

Terrance West

Terrance West

BEREA — Cleveland moved back into the third round and selected Towson State running back Terrance West with the 94th pick.

The Browns gave the 49ers fourth- (106) and sixth-round (180) picks to grab West and give them added depth behind free agent addition Ben Tate.

“It means a lot, it means that they wanted me and now it’s time for me to do my part and that’s hard running and help them win some games,” West said.

The 5-foot-9 junior ran a 4.54 40 at the scouting combine and was a consensus All-American and All-CAA pick. He scored at least one touchdown in all 16 games with multiple scores in all but one, totaling 41 rushing touchdowns and one receiving. He led the nation with an average of 156.81 yards per game rushing (2,519), with 2,767 all-purpose yards.

He carried the ball 802 times for 4,849 yards and 84 touchdowns in his career to go along with 36 catches for 385 yards.

West was named the top freshman in FCS with an average of 6.67 yards on 194 attempts and 29 touchdowns and rushed for 261 yards against New Hampshire.

He described himself as a physical runner who can make people miss and catch the ball out of the backfield.

“I had a great offensive line and vision,” West said. “I play with a chip on my shoulder and am humble for success. I like to prove everyone wrong.”

Contact Chris Sweeney at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.