Beavers hit the field April 1.
Audibles -- The Offensive Line
Beavers to Host Golden Bears in First of Three Straight at Home
No. 7 Beavers Face Dawgs at the Clink Saturday on Pac-12 Networks
No. 10 Beavers Set to Travel to BYU for Saturday Tilt on ABC
2012: Josh has a tremendous future for Oregon State ... is the incumbent starter at left guard, but could shift back to fill the vacant center position. 2011: Moved from center to left guard during the spring practice session and had won the job by the end of spring ... began the season as the starter at left guard before injuring right knee at Wisconsin and missed the next three games (UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona) ... finally returned to action off the bench at Utah ... returned to the starting lineup the next week against Stanford and started the final four games (six in all). 2010: Saw action in the final six games of last season mostly on special teams ... primary back-up center. 2009: Redshirt.
COLONY: Started three seasons at offensive tackle ... earned first team All-Mt. Baldy League three times at tackle ... earned All-CIF Central Division honors three times ... Rivals.com three-star athlete and rated the 56th-best offensive guard in the nation ... helped Colony to the CIF-Central Division title ... 36 tackles as a senior as a defensive lineman ... also played power forward for Colony's basketball team.
PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1991 in Los Angeles ... son of Nate and Tanya Smith ... has two siblings, Darrell and Devin ... cousin, Daniel Drayton, played safety for the Beavers 2004-07 and is currently an assistant coach at Idaho State ... participated in Beavers Without Borders trip to Silti, Ethiopia in the summer of 2012 - built two houses for underprivileged families ... chose Oregon State because "I really like the coaches and I feel they can teach me a lot. Also I fell in love with the community at OSU and I get along with the players really well. But the most important reason is I can get a good education at Oregon State" ... majoring in sociology.