THIS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN was a three year starter and earned first team all-conference honors in 2004. A superb pass blocker, he also helped open the running lanes for a pair of BeavGreats to charge through... his story is part of 27 articles in 29 days as BF.C unveils its all-decade team.

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BF.C All-Decade Team

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Lettered at OSU: 2001-04
High school: Woodbridge HS | Irvine, CA
Awards/All-conference: 2004 first team All-Pac-10, 2003 second team All-Pac-10, played in 2005 East-West Shrine Game

What others say:  The Sports Exchange - "Doug Nienhuis is a player with prototype size, smooth athletic ability and provides good production as both a pass protector and drive blocker."

Career synopsis:  A three year starter at right tackle Doug Nienhuis earned second team all conference honors in 2003 before being named a first team member as a senior in 2004.

Nienhuis was a superb pass blocker with nimble feet and strong arms.  As one of the smarter members of the football team he picked up techniques quickly and finished his blocks well.

The California native blocked for Beaver greats Ken Simonton and Steven Jackson.

Career statistics: 47 games played, 38 consecutive starts

Runner up: Vincent Sandoval (1998-01) - A two year starter with 23 consecutive starts Sandoval was a Pac-10 honorable mention pick as a senior and part of the dominating offensive line in 2000.

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