Terrance West to give up senior season at Towson and enter NFL draft
TOWSON, Md. -- Towson running back Terrance West will apply for early entry into the 2014 NFL draft and will pass up his senior season with the Tigers.
A three-time All-America running back, West was a consensus All-America first team selection in 2013 when he led all college football players with 2,509 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns.
Honored as the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2013 Walter Payton Award, he led the Tigers to the NCAA FCS championship game.
With 2,509 rushing yards, he shattered the FCS single-season record of 2,326 yards set by Jamaal Branch of Colgate in 2003. He also broke the FCS record with 42 touchdowns, eclipsing the record of 39 set by Omar Cuff of Delaware in 2007.
In his three-year career at Towson, West ran for 4,849 yards on 802 carries with 84 touchdowns. His 84 career rushing touchdowns tied the FCS record set by Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern from 1998 to 2001.
West, who also caught two touchdown passes in his career, ended his career with 86 total touchdowns scored. He ranks third on the FCS all-time list of touchdown scorers. Brian Westbrook of Villanova holds the record with 89 touchdowns while Peterson is second with 87 touchdowns.
In 2013, he scored at least one touchdown in all 16 games for the Tigers. He also ran for more than 100 yards 12 times and had four 200-plus-yard games. In the Tigers’ FCS quarterfinal victory against No. 2 Eastern Illinois, he set a FCS playoff record by rushing for 354 yards. He also scored five touchdowns against Eastern Illinois.