HEAD COACH MIKE Riley said this receiver is "the total package." His story concludes the players on the BF.C offense of the decade. But we're not done yet -- defense and special teams are next -- it's all part of 27 articles in 29 days as BF.C unveils our best of the best from this past decade.

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

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BF.C All-Decade Team

| 6-0, 186
Lettered at OSU: 2004-08
High school:  Granite Bay HS | Granite Bay, CA
Awards/All-conference: 2008 first team All-Pac-10, 2006 second team All-Pac-10, 2006 third team Associated Press All-American, played in 2009 East-West Shrine game

What others say:  Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "Sammie is a terrific story; he is one of the most gifted athletes in the Pac-10. He gives us options that stretch opposing defenses. Sammie is an outstanding route-runner, has terrific hands and has great awareness on the field. He really is the total package as a receiver and special teams player."

Career synopsis:  If there is one player that defines the last 10 years of Oregon State football then it is Sammie Stroughter.

Some words and phrases that describe Stroughter are:

  • Under recruited - only Boise State and Oregon State offered him a scholarship
  • Undersized - his senior measurements of 6-0, 186 are generous
  • A tireless worker - Sammie was always in the film room watching tape with Riley
  • A high character individual - Stroughter was the consummate team player who never got in trouble
  • A player who smashed through adversity to break school records - after falling into deep depression and suffering injuries Stroughter bounced back his senior season to grab 1,040 yards

The California native suited up as a true freshman soaking up the teachings of Mike Hass in 2004 and 2005 before kicking open the door to the college football world in '06

As a junior he led the Pac-10 and was 10th in the nation for receiving yards in ‘06 per game at 92.4.  His 1,293 receiving yards is the fourth most in school history whiles his 223-yard performance against Washington is the fourth-highest mark ever at OSU.

As a senior he again led the Pac-10 in receiving yards per game at 80.0.  His 1,040 yards in 2008 is the sixth highest single season receiving mark in school history.

Stroughter was instrumental in both the wins against USC in 2006 and 2008.  In 2006 he brought a bag of rocks to the team meeting before the game and gave each of his teammates and then told the story of David and Goliath.

One of the most popular players this decade concluded his career at OSU third for career receptions (164) and yards (2,963).

Career statistics: 164 receptions for 2,653 yards (16.2 ypc) and 14 touchdowns | 4,299 all-purpose yards

Runner up: Chad Johnson (2000) - Just one year.  But one can't ignore the effect he made on the field.  Johnson impacted the whole game weather he was making diving catches or drawing the attention of the entire secondary.  In just one season he hauled in 37 passes for 806 yards (21.8 ypc)nand eight touchdowns.  The speedster had many highlight catches with his diving grab against Oregon in the Civil War, which made the cover of Sports Illustrated, and his horizontal catch at Arizona being two of the most memorable.

Others worth mentioning: Damola Adeniji (2008-09)

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