BF.C ALL-DECADE TEAM: CB
ALL-DECADE CB
ALL-DECADE CB
BF.C Associate Editor
Posted Jan 26, 2010


ARGUABLY THE TOP cornerback in the program's history, his 62 career pass deflections at Oregon State is a record that should continue to stand for years to come...

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.

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BF.C All-Decade Team

CB
#21
| 6-1, 206
DENNIS WEATHERSBY
Lettered at OSU: 1999-2002
High school: Duarte HS | Duarte, CA
Awards/All-conference: 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 Game

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)



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