Everyday Champion -- Sammie Stroughter
Sammie Stroughter (Granite Bay/Roseville,
OSU Sports Information student assistant Caleb Hawley had a chance to sit down with Stroughter recently:
What got you into football and who were your early influences?
“My brother was my early influence. It was just doing something productive, outside of the environments I was living in. The environment I was living in wasn’t really that great, so sports were an avenue to do something productive in life.”
What have you enjoyed most about
“The players. I have had a chance to meet different people from different places. It’s enjoyable just being a part of team at
What has been your most memorable moment in a Beaver uniform?
“The most memorable moment was when we beat the Ducks in 2004. Everybody came together. One heartbeat, everyone came together for the victory.”
How was the off-season for you and for the team?
“The off-season progressed well, we worked hard. We’re building a lot of team chemistry. Individually we know what we have to do; we’ve got to step it up. We don’t want another 5-6 season.”
Other than football, what sport would you like to play at the collegiate level?
“Probably baseball. That’s what I grew up on.”
What have you enjoyed most about being a student-athlete in
“The different atmosphere; I’m a city boy. I have learned to calm down, take everything one day at a time and be the best person I can be.”
Being a student-athlete has to take up a lot of time, how do you manage your time?
“It’s all about time commitment; time management of course. You have to spend your time wisely. Have a schedule and abide by it.”
What are your plans after
“I am going to graduate from