Contrary to the photo at the top of this post, Brian Westbrook is quite a generous man.
When he’s not stiff-arming his way to touchdowns on the football field, he’s giving back to his community in a number of ways.
And his work has not gone unnoticed.
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When ESPN cameras showed the 49ers before the start of Monday’s game against Arizona, tears were running down the face of tight end Vernon Davis.
The 49ers emotional leader was rallying his teammates at midfield much like he does every week. But this time was different.
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Although he’s been living in the Bay Area for the past four months, Brian Westbrook hasn’t stopped giving back to his hometown of Washington D.C. And for the running back’s philanthropic efforts, he has been nominated for the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Westbrook’s contributions to his community have primarily been to less fortunate children through his nonprofit organization, “Brian’s Blessings.”
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Brian Westbrook was one of the smartest players Andy Reid ever coached with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles head man said as much earlier in the week when speaking in a conference call with the Bay Area media.
Westbrook spent eight seasons with Reid and is the Eagles all-time leader in yards from scrimmage (9,875). But for all he’s accomplished, Westbrook has yet to make his mark with his new team.
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When the 49ers traveled to Philadelphia to face the Eagles last December, coach Andy Reid knew he was matched up against a good team.
And as his squad prepares to come to San Francisco this weekend, Reid believes the 49ers team they will play Sunday is even better than the one they saw nearly 10 months ago.
“They play aggressive football, very similar to the personality of their head coach” Reid said during his Wednesday conference call with the Bay Area media. “They’re tough. They fly around on defense and make plays.”
Tags: Brian Westbrook, Nate Clements, Shawntae Spencer, Taylor Mays
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Back in OTAs, Mike Singletary said the final players to make his 53-man roster would be the ones who contribute the most on special teams.
On Monday, the 49ers head coach reiterated those intentions days after his team put its best special teams performance together in a 28-24 win over the Oakland Raiders.
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Several prominent members of the 49ers are yet to see any action this preseason, but head coach Mike Singletary said that will change when his team faces the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night.
Running backs Frank Gore and Brian Westbrook and wide receiver Michael Crabtree didn’t take the field during the team’s first two contests, but all three will be out there to showcase their talent in the third preseason game.
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Although Brian Westbrook has moved to the Bay Area, he hasn’t forgotten about his hometown of Washington DC.
And last week, the 49ers new running back made sure that at least 150 kids from Washington DC area would have the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom.
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It’s the last open training camp practice for 2010 and fans were lined up around the block two hours before it started. I’ll share notes from practice as it unfolds in case you’re not here with us.
Tags: Alex Smith, Brian Westbrook, Diyral Briggs, Frank Gore
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Mike Singletary is scheduled to speak to the media prior to Tuesday’s only practice of the day.
New 49ers running back Brian Westbrook just trotted out to the practice fields wearing his red No. 20 jersey.
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