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Westmoreland Inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Marion County High School football star Eric Westmoreland was inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night.

He played at Marion County High School, leading the Warriors to three state championships as a running back/safety. As a senior, he rushed for 2,359 yards and 40 TDs and finished with more than 6,000 yards and 85 TDs in his high school career.

He played college football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a starting linebacker and helped the Vols win the 1998 National Championship.

Westmoreland joined Chattanooga’s Baylor School as an assistant coach in 2006, where he remains. He joined the Raiders following a career in the NFL, first as a linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2001-2004) and later with the Cleveland Browns.

Photo of Eric Westmoreland from Baylor School