Five Beavs, including Mannion, named captains

FIVE BEAVERS -- Rashaad Reynolds, Brandin Cooks, Grant Enger, Michael Doctor and Sean Mannion -- have been selected team captains for the 2013 season, via a team vote this week, the school said in a release. Mannion's selection is his second straight captain honor.

Interestingly, the Beavs could conceivably have a situation where their quarterback captain would not be the starter. Sean Mannion ended the spring as he began -- with Mike Riley saying the QB battle will likely continue into fall camp. Cody Vaz and Mannion are vying to be the starter.

Mannion was the first sophomore in OSU school history to have the team captain honor last season. He'll enter the season fifth at OSU for career passing yards and touchdowns with 5,774 and 31, respectively.

But Vaz started five games this past season, including the Alamo Bowl finale. He posted a 58.9 completion percentage, 1,480 passing yards, 11 touchdowns against only three interceptions.

Mannion started eight games in 2012, throwing for 2,446 yards, 15 touchdowns, 13 interceptions while completing 64.7 percent of his passes.

Meanwhile, Rashaad Reynolds is a three-year letterman senior cornerback from Pacoima, Calif. The 2012 Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention selection has a team-high 25 consecutive starts and enters his final season as the Beavers' top returning defensive back with 157 tackles and four interceptions.

"I'm honored that my peers respect me to vote me as one of their captains," Reynolds said.

Brandin Cooks, a junior wide receiver from Stockton, Calif., is also coming off a Pac-12 Honorable Mention season. He'll enters the season as a Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-America choice, with 1,542 receiving yards. He is on pace to join Beaver greats Mike Hass and James Newson as Oregon State's all-time 3,000-yard receivers.

"I feel honored to be a captain -- we have a lot of leaders on this team," Cooks said. "I'm thankful to my teammates that they have the trust in me to be a team captain."

Grant Enger is considered one of the more underrated players on the team. The senior offensive guard from Bothell, Wash., was also a Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection last season. He has started 21 games.

Michael Doctor is the team's active leader for tackles with 172 stops at his outside linebacker position. The senior from Tulsa, Okla., has started 24 straight games at the WIL and led the 2012 team for tackles with 83. Doctor has also accounted for 15 tackles-for-loss and three interceptions.

The Beavers will return to the practice field in preparation for the 2013 season when fall camp begins on Monday, Aug. 5.

OSU opens the season at home against Eastern Washington on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

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