Remmers, Hekker Receive Scholarships for 2009

July 23, 2009

CORVALLIS -

OSU football sophomores Mike Remmers and Johnny Hekker have been awarded scholarships for the 2009-10 season.

As a redshirt freshman in 2008, Remmers (West Linn, Ore./Jesuit HS) started the first seven games of the season at right tackle before senior tackle Tavita Thompson returned from a NCAA-mandated suspension. Despite a lack of experience, Remmers acquitted himself well and is the Beavers’ most experienced tackle entering 2009. He is the son of former OSU football player Wally Remmers (1974-76) and the brother of former OSU hoopster Vic Remmers (2002-05).

Hekker (Bothell, Wash./Bothell HS) was one of just four true freshman (Matt Barker, Marcus Perry and Jacquizz Rodgers) to play in 2008. As the team’s starting punter, Hekker grew into the job blossoming late in the season earning Special Teams MVP honors at the Sun Bowl. In the final five games of the season Hekker punted 30 times for an average of 43.4 yards per kick, an improvement of 7.5 yards over the first half of the season. During that time he also tallied eight of his nine kicks of 50 yards or more.

Oregon State returns to organized activities Aug. 10 when fall camp opens with the first practice of the season at Tommy Prothro Football Complex. The Beavers will then spend the next 27 days preparing for their season opener against Portland State, Sept. 5, at Reser Stadium. Season tickets, as well as several other ticket packages are available at osubeavers.com.

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