AP Honors Andy Levitre and Jacquizz Rodgers

Dec. 16, 2008

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State senior offensive tackle Andy Levitre has been named to the Associated Press Second Team All-American squad and freshman running back Jacquizz Rodgers earned third team honors, it was announced Tuesday.

Levitre, a senior co-captain from Ben Lomond, Calif., has helped lead Oregon State to an 8-4 record overall, including a tie for second in the Pac-10 Conference at 7-2. The right tackle anchored an offensive line that has allowed only 16 quarterback sacks. Levitre was selected First Team All-American last month by the American Football Coaches Association.

Rodgers' awards list continues to grow, previously earning Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (first freshman ever), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Rivals.com Third Team All-American and CBS Sports.com Freshman of the Year among others. The Richmond, Texas native set a Pac-10 record for freshman rushing with 1,253 yards, even though he missed the final seven quarters of the regular season with a shoulder injury. His status remains in doubt as No. 24 Oregon State prepares for the Dec. 31 Brut Sun Bowl against the No. 18 Pittsburgh Panthers.

ORDER YOUR SUN BOWL TICKETS.Purchase tickets to the 75th annual Brut Sun Bowl by calling 1-800-Go-Beavs, visiting the Gill Coliseum ticket office or follow this link. Oregon State is playing in its eighth bowl game in 10 years.

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