Simonton To Help OSU With Raising Reser Project

Nov. 8, 2002

CORVALLIS-Ken Simonton, Oregon State's all-time leading rusher and scorer, will be serving in the role of ambassador for the Raising Reser Expanding Beaver Nation project, it was announced Friday by OSU Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis.

Ken's role will be to bring a sense of passion and urgency to the project through the eyes of a former student-athlete. Ken will be able to articulate what the expansion of Reser Stadium would mean to a football team and how it can be a tremendous competitive advantage.

'In the short time in his role, Ken has shown the ability to connect with our fans, articulate the need for the project, and bring a unique perspective,' said De Carolis. 'On behalf of the Athletic Department and the football staff and team at Oregon State, I would like to thank Ken for his strong interest in this project.'

Along with his role in the project, Ken has been and will continue to provide insight on the week's game through pre-game reports on our Beaver Sports Network and will continue that through the remainder of the season. Ken will have a presence at some of the regional meetings we will be having throughout the state for the Raising Reser project.

'This is a very important project to keep Oregon State football competitive in the conference and nationally,' said Simonton. 'I am very excited that I will be able to help bring this project to fruition.'

Simonton finished his illustrious Oregon State career with 5,044 yards rushing, an all-time Beaver record and second highest figure in Pac-10 Conference history. He also holds OSU records for points scored (366), all-purpose yards (5,606) and number of 100-yard rushing games (26). All told, Ken holds 11 Oregon State career marks, 11 season records and two game records.

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