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Monday, November 28, 2011

Poyer Named to Pac-12 All-Conference Team

Oregon State junior cornerback Jordan Poyer has been selected to the Pac-12 Conference Second Team, it was announced Monday by league commissioner Larry Scott. Five other Beavers joined Poyer on the all-conference team as honorable mention selections.

Poyer, an honorable mention selection as a kick returner in 2010, earned second team honors as a cornerback as he leads the Pac-12 with 16 passes defended (four interceptions and 12 break ups) and is tied for ninth in the country. A first year starter, Poyer finished the season with 57 tackles.
Joining Poyer on the all-conference team are Scott Crichton, Johnny Hekker, Grant Johnson, Lance Mitchell and Markus Wheaton.

Crichton, a freshman defensive end, is second in the Pac-12 with 14.5 tackles-for-loss and is tied for sixth in the conference with six quarterback sacks and set the OSU record for forced fumbles in a season with six, tying for fourth in the country. Crichton started all 12 games for the Beavers registering 74 tackles, good for fourth on the team.

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