2007 All-Pac-10 player cards

Seniors Roy Schuening and Dorian Smith lead 16 Beavers on the 2007 Pac-10 All-Conference Football Team, as selected by the league's coaches. A total of 10 Beavers earned first or second team accolades, the most in the league.

First Team Selections

OL Roy Schuening | Senior

Schuening has been a rock on the offensive line starting a school record 49 consecutive times. He has played guard and tackle without skipping a beat earning honorable mention honors in the last two years.

Schuening is the first Beaver offensive lineman to be named to the first team since Jeremy Perry earned first team honors a year ago.

 

DE Dorian Smith | Senior

Despite having just nine career starts under his belt, Smith has been a force in his two years in Corvallis.

Last year, in primarily a backup role, he racked up a team high nine sacks while this year he has six sacks, good for third on team. He has 26 tackles on the year, including nine for loss, tied for fourth most on the squad.

He is the first OSU defensive end to be named to the first team since Bill Swancutt in 2004.

 


Second Team Selections

RB Yvenson Bernard | Senior

Bernard makes his second appearance on an all-conference team as he was a first team selection last year and probably would have been a first team selection this year if he had not missed two games with injuries.

The Florida native is the active leading rusher in the Pac-10 with 3,685 yards and is currently ranked No. 10 on the Pac-10 career rushing list. Bernard is in the top 10 of several school lists. He is second in all-purpose yards (4,645) and career rushing yards (3,645), third in career rushing touchdowns (37) and ninth in career receptions (118).

Bernard is just the seventh player in Pac-10 history to top 1,000 yards in three consecutive years.

 

MLB Alan Darlin | Senior

Darlin, a first time all-conference selection, has 25 career starts under his belt. He is the team's fourth leading tackler with 58 stops, including two sacks, one forced fumble, two recovered fumbles and three pass breakups.

Darlin is a co-team captain.

 

OLB Derrick Doggett | Senior

One of the most prolific linebackers in school history Doggett is currently the team's top tackler with 85 stops, including a team high 13 for loss. He is also the team's leading interceptor with four picks.

Adding to his impressive statistics are three pass pass breakups, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and one safety. He has 31 career starts, including 26 straight.

Doggett has three career touchdowns off of interceptions, including one each in the last two Civil Wars. He was a second team selection a year ago and a special teams all-conference member in 2005.

 

CB Brandon Hughes | Junior

Anyone who watched spring and fall camp saw this coming, although it may have been a surprise to the rest of the league. Hughes increased his upper body strength in the off season as he refocused and became the team's best cornerback this year.

Hughes is the team's fifth leading tackler with 55 tackles, including six for loss. He also has two interceptions, the first of his career, and a team high 11 pass breakups.

Hughes is the first Orange and Black cornerback to make the second team since Aric Williams and Brandon Browner earned the honor in 2004.

 

LB Joey LaRocque | Senior

A quiet, hard working player LaRocque has silently put together another outstanding year as he is the team's second leading tackler with 82 stops, including 10 for loss, good for third on the team.

LaRocque also has three sacks, two interceptions, including one for a touchdown, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery.

He has started all 25 games of his career in Corvallis.

 

OL Andy Levitre | Junior

One of the most versatile offensive lineman finally gets his dues as he was an honorable mention selection a year ago.

Levitre has 20 straight starts under his belt and, like Schuening, can switch from guard to tackle seamlessly. He is a sure fire all-conference selection next year.

 

PK Alexis Serna | Senior

Serna has been rewriting the school record books for the last couple of years and he continued to his assault on the annuals this year.

He became the schools all-time leading scorer, is second in the Pac-10 in career scoring (380) and has made a Pac-10 record 141 consecutive extra points.

Serna was a second team selection last year and a first team selection in 2005.

 

DE Jeff Van Orsow | Senior

A stalwart on the defensive line with 36 consecutive starts at defensive end, tops among defensive players, Van Orsow once again leads all Beaver defensive lineman in tackles with 42 stops, including 7.5 for loss.

Van Orsow was an honorable mention pick last year.


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