March 14, 2007
Keaton Kristick--Freshman Focus
Oregon State has built quite a reputation as having strong and quick linebackers, so much so that head coach Mike Riley has often referred to the Beavers as "Linebacker U-west coast." The Beavers are already loaded at linebacker as they return 2006 starters, Joey LaRocque, Alan Darlin, and Derrick Doggett, but that didn't mean that 2006 signee Keaton Kristick sat around. He did anything but stay idle in his debut season as a Beaver, and his hard work paid off as the coaches felt it was in the best interest of the team to play him instead of using a redshirt year for him to develop.
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