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A surprise this season, waiting to unfold

RYAN McCANTS

IT'S HARD TO find big guys who can run, says Mike Riley. That's why linebackers make up the heart and soul of special teams. But there's another Beav, one who plays offense, who could have a decided impact on special teams this upcoming season -- as well as positionally on offense.

And that would be running back Ryan McCants. Mike Riley recently named McCants, along with offensive lineman Wilder McAndrews, as the two biggest surprises coming out of Oregon State's spring session. "Ryan McCants, we were pleasantly surprised, although he works so hard maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise to us," said Riley. "He just looked like he was better than ever -- faster than ever...

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