Beaver Insider: Wide Receiver Preview

Posted by Zach Zaremba on August-28-2009 Add Comments

As the Oregon State Beavers prepare for the 2009 opener against Portland State, many new starters look to shine and impress in the upcoming season.  One of the main public perceptions is that the Beavs lack experience and talent at the receiving position.

Gone are Sammie Stroughter and Shane Morales. Gone are the 1,783 yards and 15 touchdowns compiled by the duo. Gone is the first team Pac-10 honor Stroughter received.

The only proven receiver on the Beavers is Junior speedster James Rodgers.  Rodgers had a breakout sophomore campaign receiving-wise, but was already a household name in Corvallis based on his rushing heroics.  In just two seasons, Rodgers is close to 1,000 yards on the...

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