Weston Richburg Interview
Sr. / Colorado State / Center

Updated - 8-19-13

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and 40 time)?  

Weston Richburg:  I am 6’3 , 302 pounds and my forty time is about 5.0 or 5.1.


Alex Khvatov:  Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?

Weston Richburg:  I only played on the offensive line my senior year.  I was out my sophomore and junior years.  TCU, Colorado State and some Division II schools at Texas offered me. 


Alex Khvatov:
  Why didn’t you play during your sophomore and junior years?

Weston Richburg:  I played QB, RB and LB early on in high school.  I played QB my freshman year.  I was 180 pounds at that time.  I was out with an ACL injury for those two years.  Then I came back my senior year, and they moved me to OL.  I became bigger.  I was 6’3 and 240 pounds during my senior season.  I didn’t have surgery right away.  The growth plates were wide open.  We all thought that if I had surgery right away then it would stunt my growth in some areas.  I waited for about a year before I had surgery.  I was still throwing shot put for my track team through the ACL injury.   


Alex Khvatov:  What made you choose Colorado State?

Weston Richburg:  It was between TCU and Colorado State.  I wanted to major in animal science.  CSU had a good animal science program.  It was the deciding factor over TCU.   


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your career at Colorado State. 

Weston Richburg:  It has been a very memorable experience.  I was thrown into the mix at a young age.  I was forced to learn the offense quickly.  I have started for three years at Colorado State.  This would be my fourth year.  I played at guard early on and then I moved to center.  I have progressed.  I am a very experienced player.  I am a guy that a team relies on.  I am able to teach the younger guys. 


Alex Khvatov:  Tell us about your junior season.

Weston Richburg:  I have scouted myself a lot over the summer.  I wasn’t pleased with my performance.  There are things that I did well, but I need to do better.  I played four years in college.  Now I have one year to come back and play better this season.  I need to redeem myself.


Alex Khvatov:  What did you learn about your team after spring practice?

Weston Richburg:  I learned that we have some talented guys.  We all want to win and contribute.  We have shown maturity in the spring.  I hope that we continue to build and get better in the fall.


Alex Khvatov:  What are your team and individual goals for this upcoming senior season?

Weston Richburg:  As a team, the most important thing is to win.  We haven’t done it in the past.  It is crucial.  The pressure and desire for a successful football program has always been here at Colorado State.  We need to start that legacy now.  We need to develop a winner’s mentality.  Personally, I want to play to the best that I can. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the football field?

Weston Richburg:  I bring a lot of athleticism.  I move and pull pretty well.  I do well on outside pull plays.  I am a very physical player.  I rough some guys up.  I use my quickness to my advantage. 


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?

Weston Richburg:  I feel that I get tired over the course of the game.  When I get tired, I don’t stand straight up.  I don’t hustle like I need to.  I need to fight through it and not let fatigue bother me.  I need to push myself.  I need to shut my mind off and have my body continue.   


Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career so far?

Weston Richburg:  We haven’t been successful in the last 3-4 years.  We have had a lot of staff changes.  It is the people that I have met.  I have met a ton of coaches and players.  I have gotten used to a lot of different people and personalities.  It has opened my eyes.  I know how to handle different personalities now.


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite NFL team?

Weston Richburg:  I am from Texas.  I usually root for either the Cowboys or the Texans. 


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite NFL player?

Weston Richburg:  I like the Pouncey twins.  They are really athletic and strong.  They have had success.  I can’t narrow it down to just one player. 


Alex Khvatov:  What do you enjoy most about playing football?

Weston Richburg:  It is cool to go to different places.  We will go to Tuscaloosa this year.  We have played at Boise on the blue turf.  I have gotten a chance to meet different people and go to different places. 


Alex Khvatov:  What makes you a unique individual? 

Weston Richburg:  My leadership qualities.  I have gotten a lot better at it.  I welcome adversity.  I push my teammates when they are tired.  The younger guys look up to me. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?

Weston Richburg:  I lounge around the house and relax.  I watch movies and play PlayStation.


Alex Khvatov:  What do you plan to do with your life after football?

Weston Richburg:  I want to own a ranch down at Texas.  I want to have some cows.  I grew up on a farm.  My dad always wanted to own a ranch.  It is my future endeavor. 


Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Weston Richburg is….

Weston Richburg:  On the field, I flip a switch.  I get mean.  I have this attitude and I enforce my will.  I am a big softy off the field.  I am a nice guy. 


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