Football Announces Team Awards
March 16, 2010
Corvallis, Ore. -
Former Beaver quarterback Lyle Moevao received the 'Team Award' at last week's Oregon State University football 2009 awards banquet at the Club Level in Reser Stadium.
Moevao played just one down last season after coming back from offseason shoulder surgery during the summer and then suffering a foot injury in October that ended his year. The three-year letterman was 11-4 as a starter for his career and ranks seventh at OSU for career passing yards with 3,410 and ninth for passing touchdowns with 21. The '09 co-team captain has graduated in sociology and will spend the rest of the school year assisting the Beaver Athletic Student Fund and the football team.
Wide receiver/returner/holder Taylor Kavanaugh shared the team's 'Lunch Bucket Award' with receiver James Rodgers. Kavanaugh, a graduate in construction engineering management, is a three-time winner of the award. The award is presented to the individual(s) who display outstanding work ethic.
Quarterback Sean Canfield, guard Grant Johnson and tackle Michael Philipp were named the most improved players. Canfield, also a co-captain, leaves OSU fourth for career passing yards with 5,970 and touchdowns with 38. Johnson is a junior this season and is expected to start for the second consecutive year at left guard, but he will miss spring practice after having offseason surgery. Philipp was the starting left tackle last season as a true freshman and earned several All-America honors.
Redshirt freshman running back Jordan Jenkins and true freshman center Josh Andrews earned MVP honors for the offensive scout teams, while freshman safety Dax Dilbeck was the MVP for the defensive scout teams.
All awards were voted on by the team.
OSU officials also announced Tuesday several roster additions for the spring session, including Michael Beaton from Dallas, Ore. Beaton, a 6-2, 284-pound offensive lineman, signed a national letter of intent in February of last year and delayed enrollment until the upcoming term. Walkons Greg Anderson and Charlie Gilmur also have joined the team as redshirt freshmen. Anderson is a 5-11, 176 pound cornerback from David Douglas High School in Portland and Gilmur is a 6-1, 227-pound linebacker from Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash.
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