BeaverBytes - Apr. 22-29

News and notes on Oregon State Beaver football and men's basketball from Apr.22-29.


  • CB Aric Williams signed a free agent contract with Philadelphia.
  • LB Jonathan Pollard singed a free agent contract with San Diego.
  • Center Adam Speer will appear on Judge Judy.

    "I'm bringing a civil suit against the guy, and Judge Judy will pay for the settlement," Speer told the Gazette Times. "So I'm just going to do it on Judge Judy. They came to me."



  • College of Southern Idaho's Bruno Claudino will choose between three schools -- Arizona State, Oregon State and Kansas State - to play basketball at.
  • Ted Miller of the Seattle Times picked Oregon State to finish last in the conference this year saying there is 'little talent, little class" in Corvallis.


  • Go Beavs!






  • Oregon State quarterback Terry Baker was the first player selected in the 1963 draft.  In three years with St. Louis, Baker did not throw a pass.  He rushed for 512 yards and three touchdowns during his time with the Rams.
  • Mike Riley and Bruce Read are making an emphasis during spring ball to improve special teams.

    "In the long run, that's what we want to do," Read told the Gazette Times.  "is be real good on special teams."



  • DE Bill Swancutt was the first Beaver taken in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Detriot Lions in the sixth round.
  • QB Derek Anderson was selected in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

    The Ravens may have followed their draft board in choosing the highest-rated quarterback in the sixth round yesterday, but they certainly veered from the typical NFL script.

    While many teams want third-string quarterbacks to be scramblers, the Ravens went for a pure drop-back passer in Oregon State's Derek Anderson...more from the Baltimore Sun.
  • OL Doug Nienhuis was selected in the seventh round by the Seattle Seahawks.
  • CB Brandon Browner singed a free agent contract with Denver.

    "Of the several teams that were interested, Denver was real excited about his ability to play safety and corner," Bruce Tollner, a partner with Leigh Steinberg's agency in Newport Beach, Calif., told the Oregonian. "They see him coming in as a safety with the ability to play cornerback and also be in on the nickel package."

  • S Mitch Meeuwsen signed a free agent contract with Miami.

    "I'm definitely relieved that it's over," Meeuwsen told the Gazette Times. "I have some direction now, where I'm going. It was a difficult weekend. I really thought I was going to be drafted."

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