Fall Camp 101

Who left, who is coming, the top statistical returners and news and notes to prepare you for the opening of Oregon State fall football camp.

Full fall camp schedule.

Returning lettermen (48):

The Beaver offense returns 23 players including nine starters. The defense returns 25 players including six starters. The offense lost eight players including three starters while the defense lost 10 including seven starters.

(starters in bold)
(starters in bold)
SE - Sammie Stroughter
SL - Brandon Powers
LT - Adam Koets, Tavita Thompson
LG - Jeremy Perry, Andy Levitre, Zach Harris
C - Kyle DeVan, Adam Speer
RG - Roy Schuening
RT - Josh Linehan
TE - Joe Newton, Jason Vandiver, Daniel Weis
QB - Matt Moore, Ryan Gunderson
TB - Yvenson Bernard, Patrick Fuller
FL - Anthony Wheat-Brown, Zach Tarver
PK - Alexis Serna
LS - Aaron Carlson, Joel Cohen

LE - Joe Lemma, Joe Rudulph, Victor Butler
LT - Ben Siegert, Pernell Booth, Naymon Frank
RT - Curtis Coker
RE - Jeff Van Orsow, Jeff Kruskamp
SB - Derrick Doggett, Dennis Christopher
MB - Alan Darlin, Bryant Cornell, Eddie Stamm
WB - Isaiah Cook, Eric Moala Liava'a
LC - Keenan Lewis, Gerard Lawson, Kellen Marshall
SS - Sabby Piscitelli
FS - Al Afalava, Daniel Drayton, Matt Sieverson
RC - Brandon Hughes, Rickey Herod
P - None

NOTE:  Receiver Ruben Jackson is not listed above due to academic issues.


Lettermen lost (17):

The offense lost eight players including three starters while the defense lost 9 including five starters.

(starters in bold)
(starters in bold)
SE - Mike Hass
SL - Kevin Swanigan
LT -
LG -
C -
RG -
RT -
TE - Dan Haines
QB - Colt Charles
TB - Olaniyi Sobomehin, Nate Wright
FL - Josh Hawkins
PK -
LS - Darrick Bruns

LE -
LT - Alvin Smith, Derek Hall
RT - Sir Henry Anderson
RE - Jeremy Weldon  
SB - Keith Ellison
MB - Trent Bray
WB -
LC -
SS -
FS - Lamar Herron
RC - Aaron Miller
P - Sam Paulescu


Incoming freshman on scholarship (19):



Redshirts (14):



Roster moves:

In academic limbo:


enrolling in Jan. 2007
Fall walk ons:
Fall JUCO transfers:


Going on LDS mission:


Players that left/quit:  


Top Returning Statistical Leaders

Rushing - Yvenson Bernard, 299 for 1,321 yards and 13 touchdowns, 120.1 per game
Passing - Matt Moore, 211 for 355 for 2,711 yards, 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions
Receving - Anthony Wheat-Brown, 40 receptions for 400 yards and three touchdowns
Scoring - Alexis Serna, 23 of 28 field goals, 32 for 32 on extra points
Interceptions - Sabby Piscitelli, four interceptions
Pass Breakups - Keenan Lewis, 11 pass breakups
Tackles for Loss - Jeff Van Orsow, 7 tackles for loss
Punt Returns - Sammie Stroughter, 26 for 170 yards, 6.5 per return
Kickoff Returns - Sammie Stroughter, 9 for 194 yards, 21.6 per return
Blocked Kicks -  Three with one block each
All Purpose - Yvenson Bernard, 1637 total yards, 148.8 per game
Tackles - Sabby Piscitelli, 53 tackles
Sacks - Ben Siegert, three sacks


This and that:

  • TE Jason Vandiver is recovering from shoulder surgery.  He is the only player expected not the practice Friday.

  • WR Anthony Wheat-Brown has been moved from slot the flanker.  Brandon Powers will work with the first team at slot.

  • Coach Mike Riley said that they will use some two-back sets with Yvenson Bernard and Clinton Polk in the backfield.

  • For the first time ever the Oregon State University football program will play a 13-game regular season schedule. Within the schedule is 11 consecutive weeks with a game, marking the first time for a Beaver team since the 1989 club played 12 consecutive weeks (season ended at Hawai'i).

  • The 2006 season features possibly the program's best ever home schedule. The Beavers five conference home games features opponents that combined for a 41-19 record in 2005. The Beavers also open the season with defending co-Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington.

  • A welcome return for 2006 is senior tight end Joe Newton. Newton missed all of last season when he suffered a leg injury just hours prior to the first practice in August. One of the premier tight ends in the nation, he enters 2006 with 69 career receptions for 842 yards. Newton is a candidate for the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end.

  • For the first time since 1977 Oregon State returns all five starters on its offensive line. This is also the first time since 2000 all four starters return in the secondary.

  • Several changes have occurred during the offseason within the Beaver coaching staff. Jay Locey, the highly successful head coach at Linfield, joined the program in June as assistant head coach with position responsibilities with the running backs and tight ends. Joe Seumalo joined the program prior to spring practice and is the defensive line coach. Ten-year assistant Greg Newhouse moved from the defensive line to linebackers, a position he has coached in the past at OSU. Jim Gilstrap has moved to the newly developed coordinator of support services position and successful in-state high school coach Gary Beck has been appointed graduate assistant coach for the offense. Riley also added graduate assistant Brian Smith (administration) to the staff. Smith played for offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh at the University of Hawai'i.

  • Beaver head coach Mike Riley and assistant coaches Jay Locey and Gary Beck played on the 1970 Corvallis High School state champion football team. Riley was the Spartans' senior quarterback, Beck was the senior starting safety and backup quarterback, and Locey was a sophomore reserve linebacker and special teams contributor.

  • Seniors Matt Moore, Sabby Piscitelli, and Joe Newton, and junior Yvenson Bernard were selected team captains in June.

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