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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|High school: Granite Bay HS | Granite Bay, CA
2008 first team All-Pac-10, 2006 second team All-Pac-10, 2006 third team
Associated Press All-American
What others say: Oregon
State coach Mike Riley - “Sammie is the most fun guy day to day I’ve
ever come across. It’s like his ethic is to just come out and love
what he’s doing, practice with enthusiasm, work hard and have fun. He’s one
of the best college players I’ve coached at any position.”
Career synopsis: Another easy
selection Sammie Stroughter is by far the most dangerous
punt returner in Beaver football history.
His three punt returns for touchdowns is
a school record while his career punt returns (127) and punt return yards
(1,235) are also school records.
One of his most memorable returns was against
USC in 2006 when he returned a punt 70-yards to pay dirt.
Another big time return came against Missouri
in the '06 Sun Bowl when he fielded a punt with a just a couple of minutes
left in the game deep in Beaver territory. He slipped a diving defender
and weaved his way up the sideline to setup the offense with great field
position to score the game winning touchdown and two point conversion.
Career statistics: 127 punt
returns for 1,235 yards and three touchdowns
Runner up: T.J. Houshmanzadeh (1999-2000)
- When Houshmanzadeh fielded the pigskin and started his way up field he was
looking for someone to punish.