Meet Dax Dilbeck
April 29, 2010
Being the Oklahoma 5A-1 offensive player of the year his senior year, redshirt freshman Dax Dilbeck is ready and excited to show his skills on the football field. Starting every game of his high school career at quarterback, his switch to defense has proven to be a challenge but as his high school's valedictorian, he clearly has a thirst for learning and a drive for success. He hopes to get on the field in the upcoming season and make an impact anywhere that he's needed.
How was the transition from high school to Oregon State?
'It was good. It was kind of tough being so far from home at the beginning but the team really helped out. Then just trying to get my schedule, because our schedules are so crazy, so just trying to get used to the first term was hard but it's been going good since then.'
What did you learn by redshirting?
'Mainly just how much work, especially in the film room, the players have to put in and everyone has to put in. You have to put in extra time, even in practice, just every day, really studying the opponent because we were the opponent so we know how much they studied us. That was definitely what I learned from it.'
What been the biggest adjustment on the field for you?
'Well I never really played defense in high school so just playing defense pretty much and being in a new position and learning all new technique and things like that.'
What are your goals for next season?
'My goals are mainly just trying to get on the field in any way that I can and try to help the team any way that I can with anything that I can do.'
What's your favorite thing about Oregon State?
'I'd have to say my teammates and the people that I've met and the relationships that I've had so far.'
Why did you choose Oregon State?
'The coaching staff number one and then just the opportunity to play in the Pac-10, I thought would be a lot of fun.'
What's the best part about being a student-athlete?
'I would say all the things that the program does for us. We get our meals and with our schedule that can be hard but they're getting us better and everyone is working in our favor.'
How do you spend your free time?
'I've learned to try to relax as much as I can, definitely first term helped me to learn that for sure because we don't get a lot of time to relax.'
What do you hope to do after college?
'Hopefully move back to Oklahoma and just find a good job somewhere back there but as of now I'm not really sure.'
What do you miss most about Oklahoma?
'My family and it's not raining every day.'