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 ¾, 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.
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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