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
#24 | 6-3, 224
|Lettered at OSU: 2003-06|
|High school: Boca Raton HS | Boca Raton, FL|
2006 first team All-Pac-10, 2005 honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2004 honorable
What others say: Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "Sabby is unique. He might be the fastest player on the team, he's big, and he loves to hit. But what I like about him most is he just works and works and works. He wants to be absolutely perfect on the football field. He can't wait to watch video after each practice."
Career synopsis: One of the fastest, and perhaps the most gushed about player by the women of Beaver Nation, in Oregon State football history Sabby Piscitelli finished his career with the second most interceptions in the school annuals.
Similar to many of the all-decade members Pisictelli paid his dues on special teams where he dispalyed his ability to get down the field and cover kicks. In fact, Piscitelli was so valuable on special teams he continued to be a gunner as a senior even though he was a key cog in a stout defense.
The three year starter earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in his first year as a starter. He grabbed five interceptions, including one each in the first three games.
As a junior Piscitelli landed on the honorable mention all-conference team once again after leading the team with four pilfers. His 23-yard interception return for a touchdown against Washington State in 2005 is one of the more memorable plays of his career.
Heading into his senior year Piscitelli was one of the top safeties in the conference landing on both the Nagurski and Thorpe award watch lists. The co-team captain served as a leader on defense as well as the entire team.
After breaking up 15 passes, the second most on the team, he was named a first team All-Pac-10 player.
Career statistics: 188 tackles, nine tackles for loss, one sack , 28 pass breakups, 15 interceptions
Runner up: Calvin Carlyle (1998-2000, 02) - A bruising hitter with no regard for his body or anybody elses for that matter Carlyle struck fear into the heart of his opponents. At times his aggressive nature got the best of him as he was flagged many times.
Others worth mentioning: Greg Laybourn (2006-08)