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Dede Westbrook’s Rise to Stardom

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From humble beginnings to national recognition. But don't be fooled, Dede Westbrook is just getting started.  
 
"It means a lot to me, growing up in a small town you always dream big but at the end of the day, what are the odds. Coming into the season one of my goals was to be the best receiver in the country and to see that I'm one step closer to where I want to be is pretty impressive and I'm proud of myself, but I'm not done yet."
 
Dede Westbrook for all the time he spends here in the end zone has rightfully earned the nickname, TD Westbrook. A Sterling Shepard disciple and Baker Mayfield's go to guy, Westbrook has been unstoppable this season. You might find it funny to believe that his freakish athletic ability was developed in a game of throwing rocks.
 
"Out in the country my grandmother's mailbox was across the highway and so her driveway was a rock driveway, and so what we would do, we would get on the front porch. We would see who had the best accuracy, pick up a few rocks, put them in our pocket and just launch them across the street and see who could make it into the mailbox. We would rip the opening of the mailbox off and try and see who could make it into the mailbox, and you'd always here her yelling out the window, y'all need to cut out. But, there's nothing to do out there, and so that's pretty much when Rock Wars got started."
 
Rock Wars preparing Westbrook for a career of dancing around defenders. 
 
"I think he's a country boy, which makes sense so. Watching Dede every Saturday... when he first got here we knew he was an explosive player and it's been fun. I probably get in trouble, throughout the series I'm watching the big screen, I'm watching him make plays than probably listening to my coach."