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  Oregon State running back Damien Martinez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, a misdemeanor, Corvallis police said. Martinez was also accused of reckless driving and reckless endangerment, and he was cited for being a minor in possession of marijuana, the police said. Martinez, 19, ran a red light Wednesday in Corvallis, which prompted a traffic stop, according to police. He was given a court date and cited before his release. Martinez posted on social media on Thursday: "Made a mistake, I am fine, I WAS FINE, I'll be fine ..." He added a praying hands emoji. - AP College Football

So/2026 RB Damien MartinezOregon State
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  On paper, the numbers from 2022 aren't amazing. In 13 games, OSU outside linebackers combined for 5½ sacks and 12 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. While they may not have put the opposing quarterback on the ground at the good clip, they had a big impact on the defensive passing numbers. Opponent's quarterbacks often threw passes a beat or two before they wanted, causing plenty of misfires and 12 interceptions. What took place in 2022 should continue to build this spring and into the 2023 season. The Beavers return all the key outside figures from last season, and have added significant pieces.

There should be opportunity this spring, as senior John McCartan and junior Ryan Franke are out with injuries. In addition, Riley Sharp will spend the spring at tight end, to see if it's a fit. That opens the door for redshirt freshman Mathias Malaki-Donaldson and transfers Nikko Taylor and Oluwaseyi Omotosho to show where they might fare on the 2023 roster. Omotosho, a hybrid defensive end/OLB, is interesting. He had a breakout season in his third year at Wyoming, with 6 ½ sacks and 46 tackles. Omotosho didn't begin playing football until his high school junior year, so improvement is expected. - The Oregonian


rSo/2026 DE Oluwaseyi OmotoshoOregon State
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  The Illinois football defense received yet another piece of good news Tuesday, following plenty of it the day prior. Linebacker Calvin Hart Jr. is returning for the Illini's 2023 season, which will be his third in Champaign-Urbana and his sixth college football campaign overall. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound native of Florida is the third defensive player to announce this week that he's remaining with coach Bret Bielema's program for the upcoming season. Defensive linemen Johnny Newton and Keith Randolph Jr. each did the same on Monday.

Hart is a former North Carolina State transfer who played in 12 of the Illini's 13 games during the 2022 schedule, including the ReliaQuest Bowl versus Mississippi State. Hart amassed 22 tackles, 1 1/2 tackles for loss and 1/2 sack after being named to the preseason watch list for the Dick Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker. - News Gazette Tribune


rSr/2024 ILB Calvin Hart Jr.Oregon State
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  California tight end Jermaine Terry II announced Thursday night that he will be transferring to Oregon State. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound sophomore has two years of eligibility remaining, with three years to play it. Terry fills a need for Oregon State, which lost tight ends Luke Musgrave and J.T. Byrne from its 2022 roster. Interestingly, Byrne announced last week that he would be transferring to California.

In two seasons at California, Terry played in 19 games, recording eight catches for 52 yards. He started all 12 games for the Bears during the 2022 season. Terry received offers from Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Nevada and Syracuse, among others, after entering the transfer portal. He was a four-star prospect and the No. 237 overall recruiting nationally, according to On3 Consensus, in the Class of 2021. Terry had more than two dozen college offers while in high school, including Oregon, Oregon State, Alabama, Texas A&M and Washington. - The Oregonian


Jr/2025 TE Jermaine Terry IIOregon State
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  Two former Utah Utes who entered the transfer portal in the last month have announced their new destinations, and they're both programs in the West. On Wednesday, defensive end Tyler Wegis announced that he is headed to Boise State, and on Thursday, linebacker Mason Tufaga announced he is going to Oregon State. Those are solid landing spots for two players who saw very limited action during their time as Utes. Wegis, who hails from California, appeared in just one game total after signing with Utah in the Class of 2020. - Deseret News

rSo/2026 ILB Mason TufagaOregon State
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  Oregon State got a boost to its defensive front Friday when Wyoming defensive end Oluwaseyi Omotosho announced he's transferring to the Beavers' program. The 6-foot-2, 246-pound Omotosho played at Wyoming for three years. Omotosho has three years of eligibility remaining. Omotosho had a breakout season in 2022 after playing three games in 2021.

Omotosho had 46 tackles, including 7 1/2 for losses, and 6 1/2 sacks. Omotosho had sacks in five games, including three against Northern Colorado. Among schools to offer Omotosho were Washington State and Virginia Tech. Omotosho fills a need up front with two-year starter Simon Sandberg graduating. Omotosho, whose parents immigrated from Nigeria, didn't play football until his high school junior year in Houston. - The Oregonian


rSo/2026 DE Oluwaseyi OmotoshoOregon State
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  2022 ALL-BIG SKY THIRD TEAM: QB Gevani McCoy (UI),...McCoy was named the Jerry Rice Award Winner, the award for the FCS national freshman of the year. He threw for 27 touchdowns and 2,721 yards despite missing a game against Idaho State. He broke the Idaho single-season completion percentage record going 203-297 for 68.4%. - Idaho Football

rSo/2026 QB Gevani McCoyOregon State
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  Oregon State must replace two starting cornerbacks next season as fourth-year sophomore Alex Austin announced Sunday that he's leaving school and taking a shot at the 2023 NFL Draft. Austin and senior Rejzohn Wright were OSU's starting cornerbacks the past two years. Wright is also preparing for a chance at the NFL draft.

Austin, who entered Oregon State in 2019, played in 35 games, starting 30, during his college career. Austin started all but one game the past two years, and earned all-conference honors in 2021 and 2022. The 6-foot-1 Austin made 57 tackles, had 10 pass breakups, grabbed two interceptions and had one sack this past season. Austin had four interceptions and 140 tackles during his career. - The Oregonian


rSo/2023 CB *Alex AustinOregon State
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  Oregon State safety Kitan Oladapo has decided to return to school and play for the Beavers in 2023 rather than take a shot at the NFL draft as an early entry. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior-to-be was OSU's second-leading tackler this past season with 80 stops. The return of Oladapo is an enormous boost to the Beaver defense. OSU's secondary loses several key players from a stellar 2022 unit, including cornerback Rejzohn Wright and safety Jaydon Grant. Oladapo has 33 career starts and five years in Oregon State's program.

Oladapo is a two-time all-conference safety. The Central Catholic High grad had some incredibly impactful games during the 2022 season. He posted a career-high 15 tackles in a win at Fresno State, only to better than number with 17 stops against Oregon. Among Oladapo's 80 tackles was four tackles for loss and 2½ sacks. Oladapo ranked 13th in the Pac-12 in tackles. Oladapo has 174 career tackles. - The Oregonian


rSr/2024 SS Kitan OladapoOregon State
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  Deshaun Fenwick came off the bench to rush for 107 yards, and No. 17 Oregon State nearly dealt Florida a rare shutout, winning the Las Vegas Bowl 30-3 on Saturday. The Beavers (10-3) reached 10 victories for the third time program history and the first time in 16 years. They first accomplished the feat in 2000, when coach Jonathan Smith was the team's quarterback. Oregon State won seven of its final eight games. After the Beavers took control early in the third quarter by going up 17-0, the only real question was whether Florida would keep its NCAA-record scoring streak intact. The Gators last were shut out in 1988, a span of 436 games and 57 games longer than any other team. The streak remained alive when Adam Mihalek made a 40-yard field goal with 37 seconds left.

It was the first start for Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Miller, and it showed. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 180 yards. Miller, an Ohio State transfer, was elevated to the starting lineup when Anthony Richardson declared for the NFL draft and backup Jalen Kitna was arrested on child pornography charges. The Gators closed their first season under coach Billy Napier with three consecutive losses. This also was their second 6-7 record in a row. Fenwick entered this game third at Oregon State in rushing with 446 yards. But he was called into duty when Pac-12 Conference offensive freshman of the year Damien Martinez went out with an apparent shoulder injury on the Beavers' second drive. Martinez had rushed for at least 100 yards in six consecutive games and needed just 30 yards to become the fourth freshman in program history to gain 1,000 for the season. He had only 12 yards on three carries before the injury. Fenwick and the Beavers' defense led Oregon State to the emphatic win. - Oregon State/AP College Football


rSr/2024 RB Deshaun FenwickOregon State
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: LB Kyrei Fisher-Morris, R-Sr.,...Fisher-Morris is third on the team with 66 tackles. Adds 5.5 tackles for loss with half a sack, one interception and five pass breakups. - Oregon State Football

rSr/2023 ILB Kyrei Fisher-MorrisOregon State
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: DB Ryan Cooper Jr., Jr.,...Cooper Jr. is sixth on Oregon State with 40 tackles. He has three tackles for loss with one sack, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. - Oregon State Football

rSr/2024 CB Ryan Cooper JrOregon State
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: DB Alex Austin, R-So.,...Austin is fifth on the Beavers with 53 tackles, adding two interceptions, nine pass breakups, a forced fumble and one sack. - Oregon State Football

rSo/2023 CB *Alex AustinOregon State
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: DB Jaydon Grant, R-Sr., Oregon State,...Grant is fourth on the team with 60 tackles. Adds four tackles for loss, three interceptions, one sack and six pass breakups with one forced fumble. - Oregon State Football

rSr/2023 SS Jaydon GrantOregon State
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  2022 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: P Luke Loecher, R-Sr.,...Loecher has punted 33 times this season, averaging 45.4 yards per. Eleven of his 33 punts have trapped opponents inside their 20 and eight have gone longer than 50 yards. - Oregon State Football

rSr/2023 P Luke LoecherOregon State
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