Sammie Stroughter was one of the most prolific receivers in Beaver program history. He leaves OSU third all-time in both receptions, with 164, and in receiving yards with 2,623. Other marks include fourth for career all-purpose yards, with 4,299, and first for both punt return yards with 1,235 and punt return touchdowns with three. Stroughter was a Pac-10 First Team selection in '08, and an Associated Press Third Team All-American in '06.
Afalava and Stroughter joins Beaver teammates Victor Butler and Brandon Hughes on the West team, which will be coached by former NCAA and NFL head coach Gene Stallings.
The four Beavers in the East-West game are the most since Craig Hanneman, Dave Schilling, Jim Sherbert and Jack Turnbull all played in the 1971 event (1970 season).
A total of six Beavers are currently slated to take part in postseason all-star games. Andy Levitre and Keenan Lewis are scheduled to appear in the Jan. 24 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala, played at 4 p.m. PST and televised by the NFL Network.