THe linebackers are featured.
Beavers hit the field April 1.
Beavers are preparing for the Valero Alamo Bowl
Day 2 -- Not Exactly a White Christmas, More Like Windy
Beavers and Texas Dec. 29 from the Alamodome
Oregon State vs. Texas (AP)
Oregon State vs. Nicholls State
Oregon State vs. Arizona State
Oregon State vs Utah (AP)
Oregon State @ No. 19 UCLA - Sept. 22, 2012
2012: Ryan is a highly thought of athlete who has begun to make an impact on the program at safety ... he'll be the frontrunner to win the vacant starting spot ... is also a special teams standout. 2011: Played in all 12 games, starting two including the season opener ... played as the team's nickel back for most of the season ... recorded 29 tackles for the season, including a season-high of five against BYU ... made his first career interception at the goal line in a win over Washington ... involved in a tackle-for-loss against Oregon. 2010: Redshirt.
OAKLAND TECH: Ryan played defensive back and running back at Oakland Tech ... as a senior, rushed for 1,983 yards and 18 touchdowns, and added two touchdowns receiving and two on kick returns ... first team All-East Bay and first team All-City as a senior ... second team All-City as a junior and sophomore ... top 100 player from California ... rated the third best athlete at the Oakland Nike Camp in May 2010 ... scout.com three-star athlete ... helped Oakland Tech to the area's Silver Bowl title game, where he rushed for 199 yards ... played in the Holiday Classic football game - matching the best players from the East Bay vs. Sacramento area players ... played two years of basketball at Oakland Tech and ran track one season.
PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1992 in Oakland ... son of Reginald Murphy and Antoinette Smith ... has five siblings, Reggie, Jr., Ari, Delicia, Calundra and Vincent ... cousins, Marshawn Lynch (Seattle) and Josh Johnson (Tampa Bay) play in the NFL ... lists his favorite athlete as LeBron James ... was prep teammate and close friend of the late Fred Thompson - an OSU defensive tackle who passed away in December 2011 ... chose Oregon State because "it is a great opportunity for academic success and athletics" ... majoring in human development and family sciences.