NOTE: To be eligible for the BF.C All-Decade Team the players must have played at least 50-percent of their careers this decade (2000-2009) at Oregon State. For the all-time letter winners visit OSUBeavers.com.
BF.C All-Decade Team
#51 | 6-3, 238
|Lettered at OSU: 2000-03|
|High school: Chaparral HS | Las Vegas, NV|
2003 first team All-Pac-10, 2002 first team All-Pac-10, 2001 second team
2000 Sporting News and College Football News Freshman All-American, played
in 2004 East-West Shrine Game
What others say: Former Oregon State coach Dennis Erickson - "Seigler has a tremendous feel for what is going on. He can run and he has great instincts."
Career synopsis: One of the great trash talkers of the decade, and perhaps the program's history, Richard Seigler had all the tools to back up his fast moving mouth. Mean, aggressive, fast and fantastic football instincts Sielger is one of the best linebackers ever to play in Corvallis.
As a freshman he earned Sporting News Freshman All-American honors after making 72 tackles, good for third on the team, and 10 pass breakups as a starter for the Fiesta Bowl team. There was no sophomore slump for as he landed on the Pac-10's second team before jumping to the first team for his upperclassman years.
Seigler is just one of two linebackers, the other being Steve Brown, in school history to be named a first team selection in back to back years.
His 356 career tackles is the fourth most in school history while his 53 tackles for loss is third most. The Nevada native's seven tackles for loss against Arizona State in 2001 is the most ever in a single game in school history.
Career statistics: 356 tackles, 53 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four recovered fumbles, 17 pass breakups, nine interceptions
Runner up: Trent Bray (2001-05) - Although not blessed with as many physical tools as his counterparts Bray more than made up for it with great football instincts. He was always around the pigskin as his 122 tackles in 2004 is the most by a player in a single season this decade. His 19 tackles at Boise State in 2004 is the fifth most in school history and the most by a player this decade. Bray was a second team All-Pac-10 in 2004 and a first team All-Pac-10 pick in 2005.
Others worth mentioning: Alan Darlin (2004-07)