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Michael Westbrook

Wide Receiver

Michael Deanalio Westbrook

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Detroit, MI


University of Colorado (1991-1994)


Michael Westbrook left his mark in the college football record books during his time at Colorado. Cementing his legacy in college football lore during the “Miracle at Michigan,” he becomes the eighth Buff player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. A Consensus First-Team All-America selection in 1994, Westbrook earned the Touchdown Club of Columbus Paul Warfield Trophy as the nation’s top wide receiver. In his senior campaign he led the Buffs in receiving while guiding them to a No. 3 final ranking and an 11-1 record. One of his most memorable moments during his collegiate career was the 64-yard pass he caught from Kordell Stewart. Dubbed the “Miracle at Michigan,” he caught the pass as time expired giving Colorado the 27-26 edge over the Wolverines. He became only the third player in school history to earn all-conference honors, twice. Following his collegiate career, Westbrook was selected fourth overall by Washington in the 1995 NFL Draft, spending six seasons with the team from 1995-2001. He finished his career in 2002 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He also was involved in martial arts during his football career. Following retirement from the NFL he focused on Brazilian jiu-jitsu earning a black belt. He won national and Pan-American events as a brown belt and won the 2008 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Championship as a purple belt.


Height 6'3"

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1994 All-Conference
  • 1994 Consensus All-America
  • 1992 All-Conference
  • 1992 First-Team All-America
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