Athlon Sports Selects the Football Team No. 22 in the Nation

May 17, 2004

Corvallis, Ore. -

Athlon Sports has selected the Oregon State University football team No. 22 in its preseason rankings. Athlon's also has selected the Beavers to finish third in the Pac-10 Conference for the 2004 season.

The publication selected the program's defensive secondary as the best in the conference and the offensive and defensive lines as third in the league.

Sophomore defensive back Brandon Browner is a member of Athlon's second team preseason All-America and first team All-Pac-10 teams. Browner is joined on the first team squad by senior offensive lineman Doug Nienhuis and senior defensive end Bill Swancutt. Senior safety Mitch Meeuwsen is a second team member.

Athlon's preseason magazine presents a number of covers for different regions, including one that will feature senior quarterback Derek Anderson.

Magazines will be available at newsstands June 7.

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