Meet Brady Camp
July 7, 2009
Oregon native Brady Camp may have went back and forth during his childhood about whether he was a Beaver fan or a Duck fan, but since arriving at Oregon State three years ago, he has been nothing but a devoted Beaver. Now in his junior year, Camp looks to see more action this season in the two tight end set and hopes he can add a few more touchdowns to his stats page against bitter rival Oregon and maybe USC too.
What attracted you to study sociology?
I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I got here and my sister had taken sociology and majored in it with criminal justice. I thought I would be able to get some help from her if I needed it.
What has been you biggest Beaver highlight?
My biggest Beaver highlight was the touchdown in the Utah game. It was my first one and it was pretty big at the time, but then it didn’t really matter at the end.
Describe what it is like running out of the tunnel on game day…
I can tell you the first time I ran out of the tunnel the experience was like nothing else. It was almost overwhelming; all the emotions were running. It was the best feeling that I have had in football; running out there and having all the fans cheering. It’s fun and it is like that every game. It really helps you get ready for the game and helps you get ready to go. If you’re not ready by the time you run out of that tunnel, then you will never be ready.
Growing up in Gresham, were you a Beaver fan or a Duck fan?
I think I was both. When I was younger I was a Beaver fan and then later on my older brother was a Duck fan just because everyone else was a Beaver fan and I was the same. Then I didn’t really care after that. Then I came and got the scholarship here. It has been fun and now I am a big Beaver fan.
Who do you enjoy playing the most in the Pac-10?
I like going against Oregon even though it is really intense and nerve wrecking because my best friend, Bo Thran, plays offensive line for them. It’s playing against people you know. The best game was going against USC at home because it was a big game.
Do you have a favorite pro team?
For football I like the Minnesota Vikings. I have liked them for awhile because of Randy Moss and Cris Carter. Those guys were my favorites. Minnesota got Percy Harvin during the draft and he is a really fast receiver. I was happy with that.
What should fans look forward to with the next season?
I think our defense is going to be great, so a good defensive front. I think we are going to have a good D-Line, a good linebacker core and good DBs. Our defense is going to be fun to watch. Our offense should be really explosive because we have the good receivers like Darrell Catchings and James Rodgers and then we have the great running back in Quizz. Our O-Line is getting it together and it is going to be great.
What are you personally looking forward to?
That’s a tough one. Just being out there on the field again and hopefully I can get a bigger role in the passing game. What I am personally looking forward to is getting to know my assignments better and become a little more seasoned so I will know what is going on in the game better with the defenses and what’s coming.
What is your worst habit?
Sleeping. I think I sleep too much. I wake up in the morning tired and I just want to sleep more, or whenever I have free time, I feel like I need to take a nap. That is probably my worst habit.
Do you have a favorite football movie?
‘The Replacements’ and ‘Varsity Blues.’ I can’t really watch ‘Friday Night Lights’ because it’s a heartbreaker. ‘The Replacements’ and ‘Varsity Blues’ are great movies.
What motivates you?
My family motivates me a lot. I don’t want to let them down so that motivates me a lot. Then there are the people that told me I couldn’t do it and that I wouldn’t be able to make it here; other teams’ coaches didn’t think I was good enough to play for them. Coach Riley took a chance on me so that motivates me to prove to him that he made the right choice.
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