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.
|Lettered at OSU: 2004-05|
|High school: Whittier Christian HS | La Habra, CA|
2005 first team All-Pac-10
What others say: Oregon State coach Mike Riley - "I don't think there's a better punter in the country. If we let him punt for distance, he could lead the Pac-10. We use him as a directional punter, and he has been sensational."
Career synopsis: Never has there been a more deadly punter in Oregon State's modern history then Sam Paulescu.
His 42.7 career average is the second highest in school history while his seclection to the Pac-10's first team is the only time a punter at Oregon State has earned that honor.
As a senior Paulescu was instrumental in the team's success as he placed the ball anywhere he wanted helping the team win the field position game. His 43.0 average as a senior is the fourth highest total in school history.
Career statistics: 128 attempts for 5,464 yards, 42.7 average, long of 69
Runner up: Carl Tobey (2001-03) - He wasn't stellar, but he wasn't bad either as he finished his career with a 40.04 average.
Others worth mentioning: Kyle Loomis (2006)