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Weston Richburg
File:Weston Richburg.jpg
Richburg in 2017 with the New York Giants
No. 58     
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-09) July 9, 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2014 2017)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-MWC (2013)
  • Honorable Mention All-MWC (2012)
  • Second-team All-MWC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games Played     66
Games Started     65
Tackles     1

Weston Blaine Richburg (born July 9, 1991) is an American football center for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

High school career

A native of Bushland, Texas, Richburg attended Bushland High School, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. In football, he was a two-way lineman and team captain. As a senior, he recorded two sacks as a defensive lineman, but earned first-team all-district honors on the offensive line. The Bushland Falcons went undefeated (10–0) through the regular season, but lost in the first round of the UIL 2A Division I playoffs to eventual state champion Muleshoe.

Richburg also competed in track & field at Bushland as a thrower. He captured the state title in the shot put event at the 2009 UIL T&F Championships, with a PR throw of 18.34 meters (60 ft 1 in), setting a school record, that ranks as the fourth-best throw by a Texas prep athlete in any classification and worthy of the Texas Class 2A gold medal.[1] In the discus, he got a top-throw of 53.31 meters (172 ft 2 in) at the 2009 Texas Tech Regional Qualifiers, where he took bronze. He also competed as a hurdler earlier in high school.

Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Richburg was not ranked among the best offensive lineman of the class of 2009, which also included D. J. Fluker and Taylor Lewan.[2] He chose Colorado State over Texas Christian, the only other scholarship offer he received. [3]

College career

In the beginning of his senior season at Colorado State, Richburg was graded at greater than 90 percent in all five graded games.[4]

Professional career

Richburg was considered one of the best center prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft.[5] He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, becoming the most recent Colorado State offensive lineman to be selected in an NFL Draft, following Shelley Smith in 2010.[6]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 298 lb33 ⅜ in9 ¼ in 5.10 s 4.63 s 7.93 s 25 ½ in 8 ft 10 in 25 reps

New York Giants

Due to numerous injuries to offensive lineman in his rookie season, most notably to guards Chris Snee and Geoff Schwartz, Richburg, despite initially intended as the backup center in his rookie season, was forced to play out of position at guard. Because of his limited experience and relatively small size for the position, he struggled. In 2015, Richburg was returned to his natural position of center, and with a year of NFL experience under his belt, he soon showed himself to be among the league's best centers; Pro Football Focus ranked him as the NFL's #2 center for the 2015 season.

In Week 3 against the Washington Redskins on September 25, 2016, Richburg was ejected for committing two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. He became the first player to be ejected under this new rule since NFL applied it during the beginning of 2016.[7]

On November 4, 2017, Richburg was placed on injured reserve with a concussion.[8][9]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 14, 2018, Richburg signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[10][11]

References

  1. "Weston Richburg - Stats". http://tx.milesplit.com/athletes/952841-weston-richburg/feed#.VEGeIPmSwrk.
  2. Rivals.com offensive tackles 2009
  3. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Weston-Richburg-90946
  4. "CSU Rams center Weston Richburg is living up to his billing". Denver Post. October 9, 2013. http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_24269239/csu-rams-center-weston-richburg-is-living-up.
  5. "2020 NFL Draft Prospect - Position Rankings". http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/2014/C.
  6. "Colorado State center Weston Richburg has reached center of draft dream". Denver Post. July 28, 2013. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23746601/colorado-state-center-weston-richburg-has-reached-center-draft-dream.
  7. Orr, Conor. "Weston Richburg first player ejected on two-foul rule". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000709034/article/weston-richburg-first-player-ejected-on-twofoul-rule. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  8. Eisen, Michael (November 4, 2017). "Weston Richburg placed on IR; CB Tim Scott signed off practice squad". Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180111023031/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Weston-Richburg-placed-on-IR-CB-Tim-Scott-signed-off-practice-squad/e6cb4382-6d9c-45d4-af5f-28c5f0675afe.
  9. Bergman, Jeremy. "Giants place starting center Weston Richburg on IR". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000871681/article/giants-place-starting-center-weston-richburg-on-ir. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  10. "49ers Agree to Terms with RB Jerick McKinnon and G/C Weston Richburg". March 14, 2018. http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Agree-to-Terms-with-RB-Jerick-McKinnon-and-GC-Weston-Richburg/936ecc05-4c31-462c-a8ea-f474f56bf907. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  11. Williams, Charean (March 14, 2018). "Weston Richburg gets $47.5 million, with $28.5 million guaranteed". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/14/weston-richburg-gets-47-5-million-with-28-5-million-guaranteed/.

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