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My 5 Best Oregon State Football Players in the NFL

Beavers On Sunday

There is no lack of OSU players in the NFL and here are my 5 best Beavers players that are playing on Sunday’s these days. Could Sean Mannion make this list one day?

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Note: With T.J. Houshmandzadeh being signed by the Raiders I have to put him on the list.

He has after all been to a Pro Bowl, and “was” legit in my eyes.

1. Steven Jackson RB

Jackson has to be on the top of this list and since he came into the league 7 years ago he has the 2nd most rushing yards in the league.

He is a 3-time Pro Bowl selection, has been the MVP of the Rams 3 times, and was the NFC rushing champion in 2009.

Jackson is still going strong in St. Louis and in his last game where the Rams got their first win on October 30th he rushed for 159 yards with 2 TD.

2. Chad Ochocinco WR

Maybe Ochocinco should not be as high on this list since he is not Tom Brady’s main option in his first year in New England, but he is still a legit threat.

Chad Johnson | TJ Houshmandzadeh

Ochocinco and TJ Houshmandzadeh were pretty good together with the Bengals

While he was with the Bengals he was a 6-time Pro Bowl selection, a 3-time All Pro selection, and he set the record for the most receiving yards in a game in 2006.

He may get more press off the field, but he is one of the best ever to come out of Oregon State.

3. Nick Barnett LB

 Barnett is a solid linebacker that was a first round pick back in 2003. He was a mainstay on defense in Green Bay in his 7 seasons there and has a Super Bowl ring to show for it.

He was an All Pro selection in 2007 and now is a member of the Buffalo Bills. Barnett ranks second in all-time tackles for the Green Bay Packers.

4. T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR

 The WR has to be happy he is reuniting in Oakland with QB Carson Palmer, as he has been out all season waiting for a team to call.

He has been selected to the Pro Bowl once and was an All Pro both in 2007. In that 2007 season in Cincinnati he tied Wes Welker for the league lead in receptions (112).

He has the Bengals’ record for the most punt return yards in a game (126).

5. Andy Levitre OT

Levitre was only drafted in 2009, but has become a staple on the Buffalo offensive line and in his rookie season he was named to the All Rookie Team.

Who can forget this Chad Johnson moment in time?



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