There were a lot of smiles after the first preseason practice
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Fourth season with the Spartans... Returning starter at left tackle... 19 games played with 13 starting assignments heading into 2014... Has experience playing left and right tackle... One of 10 San José State football players honored in 2012 on National Student-Athlete Day by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports... A two-time academic all-conference honoree... A two-time San José State University Scholar-Athlete.
2013: One of three offensive linemen to play and start all 12 games... Key member of an offensive line that helped set a school record 493.2 yards of total offense per game... Provided consistent pass protection that allowed one sack every 23.6 pass attempts - an improvement of 5.6 more passes between sacks compared to 2012... Run blocking helped the team average 0.5 yards more per rush compared to the previous season.
2012: Played in seven games and was a starter at left tackle for the Colorado State victory (9/22)... Named the team's Scholar-Athlete at the team's annual awards banquet.
2011: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A versatile offensive lineman at Chaparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Coach Charlie Ragle)... Teams posted a combined 27-1 win-loss record in 2009 and 2010 Class 5A2 competition... As a senior, was an all-state selection by multiple outlets and was a first team all-city and all-region player... Two-sport letterwinner advanced to the 2010 Arizona state wrestling championships competing in the 189-pound division.
MORE ON WES: A chemistry major with a goal of being a pre-med student... Served summer internships in 2013 and 2014 at San José State studying the effects of atmospheric chemistry... The native of Scottsdale, Ariz., was born on September 11, 1993.