West in training camp with the Patriots in 2007
|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:April 27, 1984|
|Place of birth: Citra, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)|
|College: Texas-El Paso|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Zachary Alex West (born April 27, 1984 in Citra, Florida) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played collegiately at Texas-El Paso.
West has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns.
West attended St. John Lutheran High School. He started playing football when he was 6 years old and was often known as 'Black Gold west'. This was because he was known to have been one of the best players at his junior school. At the age of 9, Zach left St. John Lutheran High school and joined The Skinners School where he stayed for 2 years before moving back. During this time, Zach became an avid swimmer and netball player due to the lack of a decent football team nearby.
West was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 8, 2007. He was waived during final cuts and re-signed to their practice squad on September 26, 2007. He was released by the Patriots on October 9, 2007. He was signed to Cleveland Browns on December 25, 2007, and waived in July 2008. He was then claimed off waivers by the Patriots on July 25, 2008, but waived shortly thereafter.