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Beavers’ Steven Christian Granted 6th Season of Eligibility by NCAA

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Steven Christian

Oregon State defensive back Steven Christian has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. Christian missed the 2009 and 20011 seasons at the University of Hawaii due to a hip injury, before transferring to play for the Beavers in 2012.

According to the Oregon State athletic’s site, “OSU officials submitted a waiver to the NCAA demonstrating that Christian lost both those seasons due to circumstances beyond his control.”

The senior played from Sacramento, Calif played in seven games last season recording five total tackles with a forced fumble and interception. He will have one more year with the Beavers.

[gn_quote style=”1″]”The last year was an amazing experience for me,” Christian said to OSU Beavers. “To be a part of a wonderful program with coaches such as Coach (Mike) Riley and Coach (Rod) Perry is an honor to have. Over these past eight months I have learned so much as a player and a person from both of them.”[/gn_quote]

With the losses of Jordan Poyer (CB) and Anthony Watkins (SS) from the secondary, Christian will have a chance to battle for legitimate playing time next season.

[gn_quote style=”1″]”I’ve grown real close to many of my teammates even though it hasn’t been a full year,” Christian added to OSU Beavers. “Having the opportunity to be a part of Beaver Nation for one more season will yield an even greater experience.”[/gn_quote]

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