Former NFL running back Brian Westbrook joins NBC Sports Group this year as an analyst on Pro Football Talk, airing weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Westbrook comes to NBC Sports Group following a nine-year NFL career, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles (2002-09) and San Francisco 49ers (2010).
During his nine seasons in the NFL, Westbrook earned two Pro Bowl selections (2004, 2007), was a two-time first-team All-Pro (2003, 2007), and appeared in Super Bowl XXXIX as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2007, he led the NFL with 2,104 yards from scrimmage, an Eagles all-time season-single record.
Westbrook concluded his career as the Eagles’ franchise leader in total yards from scrimmage (9,875) and touches (1,734), and is only one of seven players in NFL history to record at least 25 rushing touchdowns and 25 receiving touchdowns. Westbrook was originally drafted by the Eagles in the third round (91st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.
Prior to his professional career, Westbrook attended Villanova University, where he set numerous NCAA records from 1997-2001. Westbrook holds the NCAA record for career all-purpose yards (9,512), and scored 84 touchdowns in 46 career games.
In his four seasons at Villanova, Westbrook set 41 school records, 13 Atlantic-10 records, and five NCAA records. In 2001, Westbrook totaled 2,823 net yards and scored 29 touchdowns, and was awarded the Walter Payton Award, recognizing the best player in NCAA Division I-AA football.
Westbrook began his television work in 2013, when he was an analyst on Post-Game Live on CSN Philadelphia. He is a native of Fort Washington, Md.