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
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BF.C All-Decade Team
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|High school: Duarte HS | Duarte, CA
2002 first team All-Pac-10, 2002 Jim Thorpe semifinalist, 2001 second team
All-Pac-10, 2001 Sporting News second team All-American, 2000 first team
All-Pac-10, 2000 Sporting News second team All-American, 1999 second team
All-pac-10, 1999 Freshman All-American, played in 2003 East-West Shrine
What others say:
Former Oregon State coach Dennis Erickson - "He has meant a lot
to us. He's so talented that we can put him on a team's best receiver -
one-on-one - and that allows us to do a lot of other things defensively.
He'll just take that receiver right out of the game. Dennis has such great
physical skills, he's tall, has long arms and can run with anybody."
Career synopsis: You won't
find Dennis Weathersby's name at the top of many statistical categories
when thumbing through the Oregon State annuals. In fact, Weathersby
had only five interceptions in his career. But make no bones about
it - Weathersby was one of the best, if not the best, cornerback in Oregon
State football history.
At 6-foot-1, 206-pounds Weathersby could
lineup against any receiver and more than hold his own. His 62 career
pass breakups is by far the top mark in the program. The funny thing
is Oregon State was the only school to offer him a full ride.
Weathersby was so smooth at cornerback that
he earned the nickname "Lazy D" because it looked like he wasn't even
trying. But teams knew better than that. Just ask Cal in 2002
when Weathersby broke up a school record five passes in one game.
The California native was the definition of
a lockdown corner. When Weathersby was on the field, half of the field
was instantly taken away. Most of the time teams didn't even bother
looking his way - that's how good he was.
Career statistics: 128 tackles,
16 passes defended, five interceptions
Runner up: Brandon Browner (2002-04)
- If Browner, the 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, would have stayed in Corvallis
for all four years he could have easily made the all-decade team. At a lengthy
6-foot-4 the California native had tremendous reach. He was outstanding as a
freshman and just okay as a sophomore before jumping to the NFL. He was
a second team All-Pac-10 pick as a redshirt freshman and sophomore. A couple of
more years in college refining his game and Browner could be playing on Sundays.
Others worth mentioning:
Keenan Lewis (2005-08)