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Fall Camp, Day #17: Stripes On the Field

Aug 20, 2013

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Beavers went back to work Tuesday in preparation for their season opener against Eastern Washington, Aug. 31. Despite practicing in shells, today’s practice featured the addition of referees for periods of ‘red ball’ and third-down drills.

“What we always see is a good give and take,” head coach Mike Riley said. “I think the secondary made some good plays. I thought the defense had a very good third-down period today. They made a couple interceptions and I think that group is going to be pretty good. Of course, offensively, you’d like to see more completed passes.”

Those interceptions Riley mentioned? Senior cornerback Sean Martin, who is in a duel for the starting left corner position, cut underneath a route by a receiver to make a leaping interception on one sequence. A few moments later, freshman safety Brandon Arnold stuck his hand through a receiver’s arms to bat a pass high into the air and into the waiting arms of Darrell Songy.

Wednesday the Beavers will gather for the final double day of the fall, practicing at 11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. They’ll be back on the practice field on Tuesday at 11 a.m. All practices are open to the public. Beaver Authentics will have a booth open every day at practice from 11-1 until the first game.

Getting to Know the Young Guys

Last week, Trevor Cramer from OSU’s Athletic Communications office caught up with receiver Jordan Villamin to get a little more insight into the freshman:

What sport would you pay to watch?  Wrestling.

If Chef Raul was cooking and you made the menu, what would be on it?  Pizza, burgers, spaghetti, rice … and cupcakes and brownies.

Which NFL player do you model your game after?  Calvin Johnson because he’s big just like me so I’d like to be like him.

Why did you choose number 13?  Actually I wanted eight, but in high school this dude had No. 8, so I just got 13 and it just stuck with me.

What Oregon State sport are you most looking forward to watching?  Besides football? Probably baseball because my roommate plays baseball … and basketball.

What sealed the deal for you to come to Oregon State?  The coaches and the players … the atmosphere is really great here so it was just a good fit.

If you didn’t play football what would you do with your time?  Sleep, eat … I might be playing soccer.

Season tickets remain available and single game tickets are on as well. For information on the all of OSU’s ticket plans for the 2013 season, please access or call 1-800-GO-BEAVS during business hours. Current season ticket holders can keep an eye on their mailboxes as the freshly printed and newly formatted season ticket books were mailed last weekend for delivery this week.