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:
- DT Inoke Breckterfield (1998)
- RB Steven Jackson (2003)
- S Mitch Meeuwsen (2004)
- WR Mike Hass (2005, 2005)
- PK Alexis Serna (2005
- All-purpose Sammie Stroughter (2006)
- OT Andy Levitre (2008)
- RB Jacquizz Rodgers (2008)
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.