Four Football Players Named Verizon Academic All-District

Nov. 20, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - Four Oregon State football players were among the athletes honored on the Verizon Academic All-District VIII Football Team.

Senior Kyle Rosselle and juniors Seth Trimmer and Dennis Weathersby were first team selections, while senior Dustin Janz was a second team honoree. As first team selections,

Rosselle, Trimmer and Weathersby are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

Rosselle, a senior defensive end, carries a 3.35 grade point average and has already earned a bachelor's degree in general agriculture. He is pursuing a graduate degree in education and home economics. He has started all 10 games this season and has 27 total tackles, including seven for losses. He also has three sacks.

Trimmer, a junior with a 3.31 grade point average in business adminstration, was also a first team selection as a sophomore last year. He has played in all 10 games, starting in nine of them (four at flanker and five at split end). He is fourth on the team with 16 receptions, and his 304 receiving yards ranks second on the team. He has scored two touchdowns on the season, one against Fresno State and one against Northern Arizona.

Weathersby, a liberal studies major, has a 3.21 grade point average. The cornerback has started all 10 games ranks fourth in the Pac-10 for passes defended, with 16 (14 broken up, two intercepted), and he also has 26 total tackles for the season. A preseason All-American and Jim Thorpe Award candidate, Weathersby tied the OSU career record for passes broken up in Beavers' last game.

Janz, an offensive lineman, has a 3.22 grade point average in exercise and sport science. He has played in five games with one start.

In order to be considered for the Verizon Academic All-District Team, athletes must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or significant reserve and be in at least their second year at their current school. District VIII includes schools in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and British Columbia.

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