Seniors Roy Schuening and Dorian Smith led 16 Beavers on the 2007 Pac-10 All-Conference Football Team, as selected by the league's coaches. A total of 10 Beavers earned first- or second-team accolades, the most in the league.
Schuening, a native of Pendleton, earned first team honors after being selected to the honorable mention teams the last two seasons. He set a Beaver record in last Saturday's victory over Oregon at Autzen Stadium by making his 49th start, all consecutively. He is considered one of the top senior guards in the nation, although he also played tackle at times this season due to injuries.
Smith overcame two missed games due to an injury to be one of the best defensive ends in the league. He finished the regular season with 37 tackles and is among the conference leaders for tackles for loss and quarterback sacks.
Eight Beavers were selected to the second team, including the entire starting linebacker corps of Derrick Doggett, Alan Darlin and Joey LaRocque. Doggett leads the team for tackles (85) and interceptions (4), and earned second team honors for the third consecutive year. Senior defensive end Jeff Van Orsow and junior cornerback Brandon Hughes joined the linebacker trio on defense. Senior running back Yvenson Bernard and junior tackle Andy Levitre represented the offense on the second team, and senior placekicker Alexis Serna made special teams mention.
Beavers earning honorable mention include Curtis Coker (DT), Kyle DeVan (C), Al Afalava (S), Daniel Drayton (S), Gerard Lee (DT) and Gerard Lawson (CB/KR).
Oregon State will be playing in its seventh bowl game in nine years Fri., Dec. 28 at the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco against the Maryland Terrapins.