Levitre, Rodgers land on AP All-American team
OT Andy Levitre and RB Jacquizz Rodgers
OT Andy Levitre and RB Jacquizz Rodgers

Posted Dec 16, 2008

FOR THE FIRST time in three years, a pair of Oregon State players have made the Associated Press All-American teams as offensive tackle Andy Levitre earns second team honors while running back Jacquizz Rodgers lands on the third team. It is the second All-America honor for Levitre of the five major AA awards, having previously earned first team recognition from the AFCA.

WR Mike Hass and PK Alexis Serna both made AP All-American teams back in 2005.

Levitre and Rodgers are the first AP All-Americans at OSU since Sammie Stroughter earned third team honors as an all-purpose player in 2006.

Under Mike Riley Oregon State has produced eight AP All-Americans:

Levitre, a senior co-captain from Ben Lomond, Calif., has helped lead Oregon State to an 8-4 record overall, including a tie for second in the Pac-10 Conference at 7-2. The right tackle anchored an offensive line that has allowed only 16 quarterback sacks. Levitre was selected First Team All-American last month by the American Football Coaches Association.

Rodgers’ awards list continues to grow, previously earning Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (first freshman ever), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and CBS Sports.com Freshman of the Year among others.

"Thanks to the coaches and the other players around me helping me get that award," Quizz said. "Thanks to the coaches for putting their trust in me to come in and carry the ball as much as I did."

The Richmond, Texas native set a Pac-10 record for freshman rushing with 1,253 yards, even though he missed the final seven quarters of the regular season with a shoulder injury.

His status, Riley said this week, remains in doubt as No. 24 Oregon State prepares for the Dec. 31 Brut Sun Bowl against the No. 18 Pittsburgh Panthers.

OSU All-American Timeline
AP, UPI, The Sporting News

The five major All America teams are: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers of America, Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. First-team honors on three of the five major All-America teams render a player to be considered a consensus choice.

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