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01/11/19 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Luton has started in just nine games for the Beavers since his first season in 2017 because of injuries. That year he missed eight games with a spine injury, then last season he missed all or parts of seven games with an ankle sprain. NCAA rules allow players who have redshirted in their first year to be granted an extension if they play in four games or less in a season, as Luton did in 2017. In his time with the Beavers, the 6-foot-7 junior college transfer has passed for 2,513 yards and 14 touchdowns. He earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors last season following a come-from behind overtime victory over Colorado that snapped a 22-game losing streak on the road. Luton redshirted his freshman year at Idaho in 2014, transferring to Ventura College in Idaho following the 2015 season. - AP College Football

10/29/18 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
OCT 19 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jake Luton, Sr., QB, Oregon State (Marysville, Wash.),...Led Oregon State to a 28-point comeback win over Colorado, defeating the Buffaloes 41-34 in overtime as he completed 28 of 39 pass attempts for 310 yards and 3 TDs in the second half and overtime...He did not see action in the first half and it was his first appearance in a game since Sept. 15 at Nevada...The win tied for the biggest comeback in Oregon State history, and the third-biggest comeback in Pac-12 history...Oregon State was a combined 9-for-15 on third down in the second half and overtime after going 2-for-9 on third down in the first half...Luton now has two 300-yard passing games; the first came in his first career appearance at Oregon State, in the 2017 season opener at Colorado State. Also Nominated: J.J. Taylor, RB, ARIZ; Eno Benjamin, RB, ASU; K.D. Nixon, WR, COLO; KJ Costello, QB, STAN; Jack Sears, QB, USC; Zack Moss, RB, UTAH; Gardner Minshew II, QB, WSU. - Pac-12 Football

10/16/18 - (RB) - Jermar Jefferson, rFr, 5-10, 211
RB Jermar Jefferson has been added to the Doak Walker Award watch list thanks to the true freshman's breakout performance in the first half of the season. Jefferson's 865 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns are both third-best in FBS while he's fourth in yards per game (144.2), and he's on pace to break the school rushing record of 1,690, set by Stephen Jackson in 2002.

10/02/18 - (WR) - Isaiah Hodgins, , 6-3, 187
WR Isaiah Hodgins, OSU's leading receiver with 362 yards, is "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury suffered against Arizona State. He had one catch for 44 yards in that game before getting hurt.

10/02/18 - (RB) - Jermar Jefferson, rFr, 5-10, 211
RB Jermar Jefferson continued his monster season with 254 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Arizona State. The true freshman is second nationally with 727 yards and his 6.92 yards per carry is tops among players with 100-plus carries.

09/24/18 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
QB Jake Luton missed last week's game because of an ankle injury suffered at Nevada. Coach Jonathan Smith is "hopeful" he'll return for the Arizona State game and give the Beavers the two-headed passing attack that helped them throw for a combined 748 yards against Southern Utah and Nevada.

09/24/18 - (RB) - Jermar Jefferson, rFr, 5-10, 211
RB Jermar Jefferson was held to a season-low 4.32 yards per carry against Arizona but still remains among the most productive freshman rushers in the country. He's averaging 118.3 yards per game and 6.39 yards per carry.

09/24/18 - (TE) - Noah Togiai, rJr, 6-4, 241
TE Noah Togiai made his season debut against Arizona after missing the first three games with a knee injury, but he did not have any stats. Coach Jonathan Smith said the junior, OSU's leading receiver in 2017, looked "rusty."

06/29/18 - (OLB) - Bright Ugwoegbu, rSr, 6-1, 226
LB Bright Ugwoegbu turned in some disappointing numbers during his pro day on Friday. Ugwoegbu, one of four players who will be available in the NFL supplemental draft on July 11, was clocked at 4.97 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Six NFL teams attended the workout, according to multiple outlets. Given that he measured in at 6-foot and 205 pounds, the time could wreck Ugwoegbu's chances of being taken in the supplemental draft. He also was timed in 4.7 in the short shuttle and 7.38 in the 3-cone drill.

01/02/18 - (FB) - *Ryan Nall, rJr, 6-2, 232
Oregon State running back Ryan Nall has decided to declare for the NFL draft with a year of eligibility remaining. Nall rushed for 2,216 yards during his career, ranked eighth on the Beavers' career list. He ran for 24 touchdowns (seventh) and had nine 100-yard rushing games (seventh). He also had 56 catches for 563 yards and four touchdowns. "When I was recruited four years ago, I was fortunate in knowing that I was going to be in the best hands both academically and athletically," he said in a statement released Tuesday. "My time at Oregon State has been a blessing - both on and off the field - as the memories that I have shared with my teammates, coaches, and Beaver Nation will be with me forever."

A native of Sandy, Oregon, Nall was a standout at Portland's Central Catholic High School and was recruited to Oregon State by then-coach Mike Riley. Nall, who was on track to graduate after the winter term, ran for 810 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He also caught 27 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. But the year was disappointing for the Beavers, who finished 1-11 and winless in the Pac-12 conference. Coach Gary Andersen resigned midway through and was replaced in the interim with cornerbacks coach Cory Hall. Former Oregon State quarterback Jonathan Smith was named the team's new head coach in late November. "I have known Ryan since he was a high school standout in this state and it has been impressive watching him develop into an outstanding young man with a tremendous future," Smith said. - AP College Football

12/14/17 - (WR) - Seth Collins, Sr, 6-2, 190
Wide receiver Seth Collins has been granted his release from the Oregon State Beavers. Collins, a junior, played in just three games last season because of illness and injuries. He finished with 12 catches for 130 yards and one touchdown. His best game came on Oct. 7 against USC, when he caught five passes for 91 yards. A dynamic playmaker, Collins was a quarterback for the Beavers his freshman year but the next season he shifted to wide receiver. For his career at Oregon State, he had 48 catches for 548 yards and two touchdowns. He was also hospitalized with an illness that kept him out of the final two games of the 2016 season. - AP College Football

12/08/17 - (ILB) - Manase Hungalu, rSr, 6-1, 238
2017 ALL-PAC-12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): LB Manase Hungalu, RSr.,...Hungalu's recognition completes a busy day for the Hawaiian native as he was named one of five finalists for the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year award. He finished 2017 with 97 tackles ranking him fifth in the Pac-12 to go along with two interceptions, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups and a touchdown. His 20 tackles against California rank as the most by a conference player this season, and are tied for fourth-most ever by an Oregon State player, and tied for fifth-most nationally in 2017. A sociology major from Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, he is due to graduate this month. - Oregon State Football

12/08/17 - (SS) - David Morris, rSo, 6-2, 213
2017 ALL-PAC-12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DB David Morris, Fr.,...Morris, meanwhile, picked up the honor after finishing with 75 tackles in 2017, tying him with Jalen Moore for second on the team. The Sherwood, Ore., native and business major tallied four tackles for loss, one interception and one pass breakup. Morris played in 11 games, starting seven, and his 17 tackles against Minnesota rank second for a single game in the Pac-12, behind only Hungalu's 20. The 17 are also third-most nationally by a freshman. - Oregon State Football

11/07/17 - (ILB) - Manase Hungalu, rSr, 6-1, 238
NOV 6 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Manase Hungalu, SR, LB, Oregon State (Kailua-Kona, HI)...Recorded a team-best 20 tackles in the game against California...Twenty tackles is the most by a Pac-12 player this season...The 20 is also tied for the fourth-best single-game output in Oregon State history...Thirteen of the 20 tackles were solo. One of the 20 was also a tackle for loss. ALSO NOMINATED, DEFENSIVE: Christian Sam, ASU; Bobby Okereke, STAN; John Houston Jr., USC; Sunia Tauteoli, UTAH; Ben Burr-Kirven, WASH; Justus Rogers, WSU. - Pac-12 Football

10/15/17 - (FB) - *Ryan Nall, rJr, 6-2, 232
RB Ryan Nall ran for a season-best 172 yards and three touchdowns in the game against Colorado. His three touchdowns were one shy of tying his career best of four against Oregon in 2016. He moved his career rushing total to 1,919 yards, moving him into 11th place all-time at OSU.

10/10/17 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
QB Jake Luton has begun attending practices, though the Oregon State starter is still far from participating in workouts, if that ever happens this season. Luton has missed the past two games after suffering a thoracic spine fracture. He still maintains he will play this season, which seemingly is very questionable.

10/10/17 - (FB) - *Ryan Nall, rJr, 6-2, 232
RB Ryan Nall needs to get himself back in the lineup and offer the leadership the team will need as it tries to keep itself focused for the rest of the season. Nall was expected to have the offense built around him, but between an inconsistent offensive line and minor health issues, Nall has rushed for only 341 yards this season. While there are capable backups, Nall was the proverbial face of the franchise, not the contributor his statistics would indicate.

10/02/17 - (RB) - Thomas Tyner, rSr, 5-11, 215
RB Thomas Tyner had his most extensive action of the season against Washington, and with an ankle injury to starter Ryan Nall that playing time could continue to increase against USC. Tyner, a transfer from Oregon, had only six carries in the first two games of the season before missing the next two with a sore hamstring. Healthy again, he carried nine times for 54 yards with a touchdown against Washington and had one pass reception for six yards. Tyner gives the Beavers a different style of runner from Nall or primary backup Artavis Pierce, and his combination of power and elusiveness could be valuable with Oregon State's blocking issues.

09/19/17 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton is back with the Beavers after taking a scary hit in their loss to Washington State and being removed from the field on a stretcher. The school tweeted Saturday night that Luton had been released from Pullman Regional Hospital and returned to Corvallis. Luton had movement in all of his extremities, but after the game Oregon State coach Gary Andersen did not have an update on Luton's condition. According to The Oregonian , Luton's father, Judd, posted on Facebook that his son had a "probable thoracic spine fracture." Luton himself tweeted his thanks for the messages of support. Luton was injured when he was hit awkwardly by Washington State safety Jalen Thompson at the end of a 9-yard run early in the fourth quarter. - AP College Football

09/11/17 - (WR) - Seth Collins, Sr, 6-2, 190
WR Seth Collins might be ready to return to action after missing the first three games with a broken finger. He could add an explosive presence to an offense that definitely needs one.

09/11/17 - (SS) - Jalen Moore, rJr, 6-0, 208
S Jalen Moore, who started the first two games of the season, will have to sit out the first half against Washington State after he was ejected in the second half against Minnesota for a targeting penalty. That's the third time in two seasons Moore has been ejected for targeting. Moore is third on the team with 21 tackles.

09/11/17 - (SS) - David Morris, rSo, 6-2, 213
S David Morris should make his first collegiate start with Jalen Moore suspended for the first half at Washington State due to being ejected for targeting in the second half against Minnesota. It was probably only a matter of time as the true freshman has impressed coaches since his arrival. He certainly had a statement game against Minnesota as he was in on 17 tackles, the most by an Oregon State player since 2010.

09/02/17 - (QB) - Jake Luton, rSr, 6-6, 230
Jake Luton passed 17 yards to wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins with 1:08 remaining to give Oregon State a 35-32 victory over Portland State on Saturday in Corvallis, Ore. Luton completed all seven of his passes on the eight-play winning drive as the Beavers avoided a startling upset in the back-and-forth game against an FCS opponent. Portland State's final possession ended with a missed 46-yard field goal by Grayson Kennedy that would have forced overtime. Josh Kraght, who earlier caught a pair of touchdown passes, stepped in at emergency quarterback and leaped over the pile from a yard out to give Portland State a 32-26 lead with 2:43 left in the game. Kraght either ran or passed on eight of the nine plays in that drive, accounting for 56 of the 67 yards on the possession. After falling behind 20-14 in the third quarter when Portland State used a pair of turnovers to set up touchdown drives, the Beavers struck back with two touchdowns in a span of 89 seconds to regain the lead. The first came when backup running back Trevorris Johnson, a transfer from TCU, ran in from 3 yards out. That followed a kickoff return to midfield and a 48-yard pass from Luton to tight end Noah Togiai. Three plays after the Johnson touchdown, Oregon State linebacker Manase Hungalu returned an interception 21 yards for a score to put the Beavers up 28-20. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/17 - (DT) - Elu Aydon, rJr, 6-2, 378
DL Elu Aydon suffered a leg injury at Colorado State that left him on crutches and doubtful for the Portland State game. That's a blow to OSU's depth at a thin area.

08/31/17 - (WR) - Seth Collins, Sr, 6-2, 190
WR Seth Collins could be out up to a month with what is now described as a broken finger. He was expected to be the starter at the slot receiver position.

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