Jason Vandiver Signs National Letter of Intent

Dec. 15, 2004

Corvallis, Ore. - Jason Vandiver (pronounced Van-deh-Veer) of Fullerton College in California has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Oregon State University, Beaver head coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday.

The 6-4 265-pound tight end was a two-time All-Mission Conference First Team selection and helped the club to the 2004 Golden Empire Bowl Championship. Vandiver also earned recognition on the 2004 Region IV First Team All-California Team. He caught 19 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns last season for a run-oriented offensive team.

Vandiver attended California High School in Whittier, Calif. He is expected to begin classes at OSU Jan. 3, the official start of winter term.

Wednesday marked the first day for junior college mid-year transfers to sign a binding letter of intent. The period extends through Jan. 15, 2005.

Riley also announced that Eric Moala has been admitted to OSU and will begin classes immediately. Moala is a 6-1 240-pound linebacker who has spent the last two years on a LDS Mission in Guatemala. Moala is a 2002 graduate of Hawthorne High School in Los Angeles. His older brother, Tevita, lettered at OSU as a linebacker in 1999 and 2000 and is remembered for scoring on a 24-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter against California Nov. 6, 1999. Tevita's score clinched the first winning regular season in 28 years for the program.

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