West with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015
|Born:||June 2, 1991|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Springhill (Springhill, Louisiana)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
|Player stats at PFR|
Charcandrick West (born June 2, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Abilene Christian University and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
West was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and later lived in Cullen, Louisiana. He attended high school at Springhill High School in Springhill, Louisiana, where he lettered all four years in football for head coach Joey Pesses. He was named all-state his senior year after earning all-district honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. As a senior, he rushed for 1,350 for 16 touchdowns on 89 carries.
In addition to his successful football career, West was a standout sprinter on the track & field team. He still holds the school and district record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.34 seconds.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in
|10 ft 10 in
|All values from Pro Day|
West was released during the final round of cuts during the 2014 season on August 30. The next day, after clearing waivers, the Chiefs signed West to their practice squad. On November 11, he was elevated to the Chiefs' active roster. He appeared in six games in his rookie season, primarily on special teams.
On October 11, 2015, running back Jamaal Charles tore his ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the season, and West started in his place. His first start was in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. Through Week 11, he had rushed for 373 yards on 98 rushing attempts. He was taken out early from a hamstring injury in the Week 11 game against the San Diego Chargers. Running backs Knile Davis and Spencer Ware backed up West for the remainder of the season. He finished the season with 634 yards on 160 carries, along with four rushing touchdowns. The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round. In the 30-0 victory over the Texans, he had eight rushes for 26 yards. In the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had 61 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 27-20 loss.
On September 18, 2016, West ran for a season-high 61 yards on six carries against the Houston Texans. West recorded a 21-yard run and a 28-yard run. On October 30, 2016, West ran for 52 yards and a season-high 14 carries against the Indianapolis Colts. On November 6, 2016, West recorded a 24-yard reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars. On November 20, 2016, West caught three passes for a season-high 42 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On December 8, 2016, West scored his first touchdown of the season against the Oakland Raiders. Overall, he finished the 2016 regular season with 293 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 28 receptions, 188 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round. In the 18-16 loss, he had two receptions for 14 yards.
With the emergence of Kareem Hunt in the Chiefs' backfield, West's role was in the receiving game for the majority of his output. In the season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football, he had a 21-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to put the Chiefs up by two possessions in the 42-27 victory. On October 8, against the Houston Texans, he had two receptions for 12 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 72 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 150 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. The Chiefs made the playoffs and faced off against the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round. In the 22-21 loss, he had two receptions for one yard but added three kick returns for 66 net yards.
West was released by the Chiefs on August 22, 2018.