Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ex-Colorado DE transfers to N.C. State

Defensive end Forrest West, who ranked second on Colorado's team with with 5 1/2 sacks as a sophomore last season, is transferring to N.C. State, Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien announced today.

West will sit out the 2011 season and has two years of eligibility remaining. O'Brien also announced that linebacker E.J. Carter - a Syracuse transfer who has never played a down for N.C. State - has left the school.

In addition, running back Curtis Underwood has decided to return for his final year of eligibility.

West, who's 6-foot-1 and 260 pounds, played in all 12 games for Colorado in 2009 and made 10 tackles, broke up two passes and forced a fumble. He was honored as the team's most outstanding freshman after that season.

Last season, West made 19 tackles, including 8 1/2 behind the line of scrimmage.

West apparently left Colorado on good terms. In a statement meant to defuse "speculation and inaccurate rumors" earlier this month, Buffaloes coach Jon Embree said that West's departure had nothing to do with academic or disciplinary issues, a lack of commitment to the team, or questions about his ability to make substantial contributions to the team.

West is a native of Canton, Conn.

Underwood appeared in 10 games last season, carrying 15 times for 62 yards and catching a 12-yard touchdown pass.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

hey CO, how about an article on Coples and the NCAA being back on UNCs campus this week. the N&O had the balls to write one, whats wrong, scared youll get fired for doing some work?