NOTE: To be eligible for the BF.C All-Decade Team the players must have played at least 50-percent of their careers this decade (2000-2009) at Oregon State. For the all-time letter winners visit OSUBeavers.com.
BF.C All-Decade Team
#89 | 6-7, 257
|Lettered at OSU: 2003-06|
|High school: Roseburg HS | Roseburg, OR|
2006 John Mackey Award Semifinalist, 2006 honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2004
Insight Bowl Offensive MVP, 2004
honorable mention All-Pac-10, played in 2007 Senior Bowl
What others say: Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "Joe's a big target as a receiver. Tight ends that are versatile are hard to come by; that's what makes Joe so valuable."
Career synopsis: The physical tools that Joe Newton possessed where out of this world -- a big frame and great hands made Newton a deadly redzone target.
As a sophomore Newton burst onto the scene hauling in 56 catches for 687 yards and seven touchdowns. Unfortunately, injuries marred a good career that could have been great as his junior campaign was sidelined after he injured his leg.
As a senior he caught 36 passes for 466 yards and seven touchdowns. At the end of the year he started to look like his former self.
Although Newton never made an all-conference team, he was an honorable mention pick in 2006 and 2004, he finished with 15 career touchdowns, good for fifth most in school history and the most ever by a Beaver tight end.
A couple of memorable catches from Newton's career include his 19-yard touchdown on fourth and four at LSU to potentially send the game into a second overtime and his 14-yard touchdown to bring the Beavers within one against Missouri with 23 seconds left in the 2006 Sun Bowl.
Career statistics: 105 receptions for 1,308 yards (12.5 ypc) and 15 touchdowns
Runner up: Tim Euhus (1999-2003) - Euhus is the only tight end in school history to earn first team all-conference honors (2003). With a friendly demeanor he instantly became a fan favorite both on and off the field. He possessed soft hands and would rather hit a defender than step out of bounds. He concluded his career with 98 receptions for 1,346 yards (13.7 ypc) and nine touchdowns. Although Newton got the nod, Euhus was a very, very close second.