Offseason spotlight: Washington State

March, 5, 2014
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We're taking a look at a player from each Pac-12 team who could step into the spotlight in 2014.

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Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsTheron West had a big bowl game.
Spotlight: RB Theron West, 5-7, 172

2013 summary: 4 carries, 18 yards; 3 catches, 50 yards, 1 TD.

The skinny: A brief look at West's season summary doesn't read like a player in line to make a big impact next year -- and that still could be the case. His regular-season totals -- 1 carry, 1 yard; no catches -- are even less inspiring. So, why West? The Gildan New Mexico Bowl, that's why. Whether it was something he did during the bowl lead-up that opened coach Mike Leach's eyes or a build up that finally peaked, there was a difference. West got an opportunity to showcase what he can do and took full advantage. In addition to contributing in both the receiving and running game, West blocked a punt. He won't necessarily make a huge impact as a runner, receiver or on special teams next year, but he looks like a player who could hold a measurable value doing all three.
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