ALUMNI TRACKER: May edition

FORMER BEAVER LINEBACKER Bryant Cornell is headed up North, while former OSU wide receiver Damola Adeniji is pondering his next move. And there was news in May on Pernell Booth, Taylor Kavanaugh, Gregg Peat, that guy named Chad, plus a few more...

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MAY

5/22 - Moore talks with local Charlotte radio stadio
Former Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore (2005-06) was interviewed by the Mac Attack on 610 AM in Charrlote.

In his interview Moore discusses his thoughts on the drafting of Jimmy Clausen, the new Panther receivers, his nickname, and much more.

Click here to go to WFNZ.com to download or stream the segment.

 

5/19 - OchoCino booted from Dancing with the Stars
Former Oregon State receiver Chad Johnson (2000) became the 100th celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

 

5/18 - Adeniji released by Tampa Bay
Former Beaver receiver Damola Adeniji (2008-09) was released by the Tampa Bay Bucaneers during the team's mini-camp.

Adeniji caught 57 passes for 807 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2009.

 

5/12 - Cornell signs with BC Lions
Former middle linebacker Bryant Cornell (2005-08) has signed to play with the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions.

Cornell, a Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection in 2009 became a starter for the Beavers as a senior and finished the season tied for fourth on team with 61 tackles and an interception.

 

5/5 - Kavanaugh and Peat earn national academic honors
Former receiver/punt returner/holder Taylor Kavanaugh (2006-09) and offensive guard Gregg Peat (2006-09) have been selected to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.

Kavanaugh and Peat are two of 620 players from 246 schools that qualified for the membership, and the only two from the state of Oregon. To be recognized, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

 

5/5 - Booth signed by Outlaws
A few days after being released by the Tri-Cities Fever defensive tackle Pernell Booth (2005-08) was signed by his hometown team -- the Indoor Football League's Billings Outlaws.

"Iit’s always big for us to sign a local player," Outlaws coach Heron O'Neal told The Billings Gazette. "Billings has produced a lot of great college football players in recent years, and we’re always excited to get one of them.”

 

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APRIL

4/30 - Moevao, Speer to play in United Football League
Former Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao (2007-09) and offensive guard Adam Speer (2005-08) will suit up for the United Football League's Omaha expansion franchise.

The UFL's season kicksoff in Sept. 17. Visit UFL-Football.com for more.

Former Oregon State safety Greg Laybourn (2006-08) helped the Las Vegas Locomotives to the United Football League championship in November of 2009.

 

4/25 - Kristick, Adeniji, Peat sign free agent contracts
Former Beavers LB Keaton Kristick (2006-09), WR Damola Adeniji (2008-09) and OL Gregg Peat (2006-09) all signed free agent contracts.

Kristick signed with the San Franciso 49ers, Adeniji with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and Peat with the Indianapolis Colts.

 

4/24 - Canfield drafted by New Orleans
Former Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield (2005-09) was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Canfield was the only Beaver selected.

 

4/17 - Perry getting his degree
Former Oregon State offensive guard Jeremy Perry (2005-07), who had to quit football due to injuries, is back in school looking to get his degree.

Although Perry played just two seasons he was one of the best ever to put on the Orange and Black.  Reach the story at OregonLive.com.

 

4/14 - Smith hired as Montana's offensive coordinator
Former Oregon State quarterback Jonathan Smith (1998-2001) has been hired as the University of Montana's offensive coordinator.

 

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MARCH

3/23 - Canfield works out for the Raiders
Former Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield (2005-09) worked out privately with the Oakland Raiders.

 

3/21 - Stroughter ready to be "the man" in Tampa Bay
Former Oregon State receiver Sammie Stroughter (2004-08) told the St. Petersburg Times he is ready to be the Buccaneers No. 1 receiver in 2010.

"I'm going into the voluntary workout like I'm the man — period, point blank," Stroughter said.  "Whatever role I have, I'm going to be the best, being the team's No. 1."

Also,  the Sports Network pegged Stroughter as one of seven players to watch in the NFL stating, "The former Oregon State Beaver has prime NFL potential, especially catching passes on a team that seems to have no identity at wide receiver year in and year out."

 

3/23 - Bernard meets half brother in Haiti
Former Oregon State running back Yvenson Bernard (2004-07) traveled to Haiti to meet his half-brother and give Hope for Haiti the $10,000 he raised before leaving for Port-au-Prince.

Bernard was raised in Florida by Haitian parents. He left Corvallis as the school's second all-time leading rusher with 3,862 career yards.

Currently Bernard is in his second season with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As a rookie he rushed for 336 yards on 53 carries as a backup.

 

3/22 - Johnson is +1200 to win Dancing with the Stars
Former Oregon State wide receiver Chad Johnson (2000) is a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

Betus.com put Johnson at +1200 to win the competition.

 

3/19 - Grim inducted into NCSA Hall of Fame
Former Oregon State wide receiver Bob Grim (1964-66) was inducted into the Northern California Sports Association Hall of Fame recently.

Grim played for Red Bluff High in Red Bluff, CA.  He was co-captain of the 1966 Oregon State football team and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

The California native played 10 yards in the NFL earning a Pro Bowl appearance in 1971 with the Minnesota Vikings.

 

3/19 - Osia Lewis hired at Colonials secondary coach
Former Oregon State linebacker Osia Lewis (1982-85) has been hired as the Hartford Colonials (of the United Football League) secondary coach.

Lewis was a four-year letterman and a standout linebacker at Oregon State from 1982-85. He also played quarterback, safety and wide receiver for the Beavers.

As a senior in 1985, he was named the team's Most Inspirational Player, served as team captain and earned All-Pac-10 and honorable mention All-America honors by the Associated Press. Lewis still holds school records for single-season defensive points, season fumble recoveries (four) and career fumble recoveries (eight).

 

3/17 - Anderson signs two year deal with Arizona
Former Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson (2001-04) has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.  The two year deal is worth $7.25 million.

Anderson will compete with former USC star Matt Lienart for the starting quarterbacking duties.

 

3/17 - Edwards signs with Bills
Former Oregon State defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (2000-03) signed with the Buffalo Bills.

He spent the last six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens where he tallied 119 tackles, two sacks and one interception in 56 games.

Edwards joins former Beaver linebacker Keith Ellison in Buffalo.

 

3/13 - Koeper passes away
Former Oregon State offensive lineman and assistant coach Rich Koeper (1962-65) passed away at age 66.

Koeper, a second team All-American by the Associated Press his senior year, played in the 1962 Liberty Bowl, the 1964 Hula Bowl and was a member of Oregon State's last Rose Bowl team in 1965.

 

3/13 - Booth suiting up Tri-Cities; IFL news
Former Oregon State defensive tackle Pernell Booth (2005-08) is currently a rookie offensive lineman for the Tri-Cities Fever of the Indoor Football League.

Former OSU offensive lineman Tavita Thompson (2005-08) is also on the Fever roster.

Former Beaver QB Terrance Bryant (1998-99) is entering his eighth season in the IFL. During his ILF career he has thrown for more than 20,000 yards and 416 touchdowns.

 

3/11 - Moore named starter
Former Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore (2005-06) singed a one year, $3.043 million tender with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

Moore was also named the Panther's starting quarterback heading into training camp.

The 25-year old completed 85 of 138 passes (61.6%) for 1,053 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions while going 4-1 as a starter last season.

 

3/9 - Anderson cut by Browns
Former Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson (2001-04) has been cut by the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

Anderson had a rough 2009 for the Browns. In eight games he completed 81 of 182 passes (44.5%) for three touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

He is expected to sign with another team shortly though.

 

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FEBRUARY
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JANUARY
 

1/12 - Doggett to play for Steelers
Former Oregon State linebacker Derrick Doggett (2004-07) agreed to a contract with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.

Doggett finished fourth in the CFL in special-teams tackles with 28 and also added nine tackles, an interception and forced fumble in 15 games with CFL's Winnipeg Bluebombers last season.

The Steelers signed the 210-player to boost their porous special teams.

 

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