Brandon Hughes Selected by the Chargers in the 5th Round

April 26, 2009

Former Oregon State cornerback Brandon Hughes has been drafted with the 12th pick in the 5th round (148 overall) by the San Diego Chargers on Sunday in the 2009 National Football League Draft.

Hughes earned four letters while making 43 career starts, which ties for the sixth-most in Oregon State history. The Bloomington, Ill. native was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection broke up 23 passes during his final two seasons at OSU. He entered the season as a candidate for the Lott Trophy as well as the Jim Thorpe Award.

With the selection of Hughes, who along with Keenan Lewis combined to form one of the best cornerback duos in the Pac-10, it marks the first time in Oregon State history that two cornerbacks have taken in the same NFL Draft.

Brandon Hughes joins Andy Levitre (2nd/51st), Keenan Lewis (3rd/96th), Victor Butler (4th/110th) and Slade Norris (4th/126th) as Beaver alums taken in the 2009 draft, marking the most former Oregon State players taken in a single NFL Draft since 1969 when Bill Enyart (2nd/Bills), Jon Sandstrom (3rd/Falcons), John Didion (7th/Redskins), Rocky Rasley (9th/Lions) and Mike Foote (9th/Rams).

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