THIS OREGONIAN was the first ever player sporting the Orange and Black to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year...

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BF.C All-Decade Team

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Lettered at OSU: 2001-04
High school: Sprague HS | Salem, OR
Awards/All-conference: 2005 Senior Bowl Defensive MVP, 2004 first team All-Pac-10, 2004 Morris Trophy recipient, 2004 Co-Defensive Pac-10 Player of the Year, 2003 honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2002 honorable mention All-Pac-10

What others say:  Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "Bill is the cornerstone of our defense. He is the kind of guy who exemplifies who we want to be. He plays with tremendous passion and is relentless. He never takes a down off and always plays at full speed.

Career synopsis:  A mainstay on the defensive line since a sophomore Bill Swancutt recorded three straight years of double digits sacks before becoming the best defensive player in the Pac-10 as a senior.

As a senior he was literally unblockable at times.   In his final home game Swancutt single handedly dominated Oregon as he posted six tackles, including three sacks, an interception and a fumble return. And that doesn't include his reception on a fake punt.

Swancutt was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 becoming the first Oregon State player ever to be selected a Pac-10 Player of the Year.

In 2004 he was also named a unanimous first team All-Pac-10 selection and was the recipient of the Morris Trophy, which is given to the top defensive lineman as voted on by the Pac-10's starting offensive linemen.

Currently the Oregonian holds the school records for career sacks (37) and tackles for loss (59.5).  Swancutt made at least one sack in 24 out of 38 career games and holds three of top 10 spots for single season tackles for loss.

He was an honorable mention all-conference pick as a sophomore and junior.

Career statistics: 181 tackles, 37 sacks, 59.5 tackles for loss, six caused fumbles, six pass breakups | 38 consecutive starts

Runner up: DeLawrence Grant (1999-2000) - An All American in 2000 Grant is another speed rushing specialist who recorded 11 sacks in 2000.  Grant forced three fumbles against San Diego State in 2000, which is a single game school record.  The Grant/LaDairis Jackson combination in 2000 was almost unstoppable as the two combined for 22.5 sacks - 5.5 more sacks then the entire 2009 OSU defense.

Others worth mentioning: Jeff Van Orsow (2004-07)

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