BF.C ALL-DECADE TEAM: LB

THIS PLAYER RETURNED three interceptions for touchdowns during his career and had a knack for coming up big against the Ducks...his story is part of 27 articles in 29 days as BF.C unveils its all-decade team.

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.

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BF.C All-Decade Team

OLB
#45
| 6-3, 210
DERRICK DOGGETT
Lettered at OSU: 2004-07
High school: University City HS | San Diego, CA
Awards/All-conference: 2007 second team All-Pac-10, 2007 Emerald Bowl Defensive MVP, 2006 second team All-Pac-10, 2005 second team All-Pac-10 (special teams)

What others say:  Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "He has great speed and is extremely tough. He'll throw his body around. He's a great weight-room guy, a great team guy. I have a lot of respect for what he means to this team as both a person and a player."

Career synopsis:  At 210-pounds Derrick Doggett never put the fear of God in his opposition with his size, but what did make his opponents sweat was his speed and ability to deliver a big hit.

Doggett came to Oregon State at only 170-pounds and almost transferred after redshirting in 2003.  As he added weight he got more time on special teams where he blocked three kicks in his first two years and got a reputation as a big hitter.  As a sophomore he earned second team All-Pac-10 honors as a special teams player.

Doggett, a co-team captain in 2007, transitioned into a fulltime starter in '06 earning second team All-Pac-10 honors after making 87 tackles, including 14.5 for loss.

As a senior he lead the team in tackles with 93 stops, including 14 for loss, while capping off the regular season with a stellar game in the Civil War wrapping up 18 tackles, which is the eighth most in a single game in school history. 

The native of California had a knack for making big plays in the Civil War as he intercepted and returned a touchdown against the Ducks in 2006 and 2007.  For his career he intercepted four passes and returned three for touchdowns tying the school career record.

At the end of his career he grabbed 235 tackles, including 32 for loss, the sixth most in school history, while returning three interceptions for touchdowns which ties a school record.

In his final game in Orange and Black Doggett earned defensive MVP honors against Maryland in the 2007 Emerald Bowl after making eight tackles and one sack.

Career statistics: 235 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, eight sacks, six pass breakups, eight interceptions, four blocked kicks | 32 career starts, 27 straight

Runner up: James Allen (1998-2001) - With tremendous upper body strength and 4.58 speed Allen, a 2001 honorable mention All-Pac-10, could play the running game or drop back into coverage.  Erickson felt Allen was "the best linebacker in the Pac-10" in 2001.  Even with nagging back injuries Allen was still one of the top linebackers in the conference.

Others worth mentioning: Jonathan Pollard (2001-04), Chaz Scott (2003-04)


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