Remember 1996...Brian Rogers and Brad Thompson

Reacquaint yourself with Beaver football players of the past as we take a look at some of the players from the 1996 squad. <br><br> Linebacker Brain Rogers was quickly becoming one of the fiercest hitters in the Pac-10 while Big Tex was pounding defensive linemen.

Brian Rogers LB #58 Brian Rogers
Hgt: 6-3 :: Wgt: 247 :: Class:  SO

Brain is one of the upcoming stars on the Beaver defensive unit. He started the final five games of the season for OSU as a freshman, participating in 402 plays in 11 games and procuring a total of 114 defensive points.

Brian is considered one of the hardest hitters on the OSU roster by his teammates. He has an excellent chance of being a four-year starter for OSU.


Brad Thompson

OG #69 Brad Thompson
Hgt: 6-3 :: Wgt: 312 :: Class: SR

Big Tex, as he is called, is OSU's most experienced offensive lineman. He is a three-year letterman and has started 11 games in a row and 14 all told.

He has participated in 1,077 plays in three years. Brad has a chance to be an all-star performer in 1996. He has tremendous strength and leverage.

Note: All text is from the back of their player card from 1996.


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