Steven Christian

OSU Safety Steven Christian Nominated for Prestigious Off-the-Field Honor

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Steven Christian
Steven Christian
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Oregon State Beavers safety Steven Christian isn’t just a standout on the football field, he’s also a standout in the community. Christian has been nominated for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, an honor that reflects his outstanding efforts.

Christian is one of 151 nominees for the award. A final list of 22 award recipients – comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III, and the NAIA – will be unveiled sometime in September.

Christian’s work in the community:

  • Developing curriculum that engages student athletes and encourages their professional development through Oregon State University Adventure Leadership Institute.
  • Tutoring math at Oregon State.
  • Volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis.

“Through their commitment to service and helping others, this impressive group of student-athletes has shown that ‘good works’ extend beyond the football field,” said Cynthia Whitfield, field senior vice president of Allstate’s Southern region and a voting member of the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. “The positive impact these young athletes have on their communities is an inspiration to us all and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities.”

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

Steven Christian (OSUBeavers.com
Steven Christian
(OSUBeavers.com)

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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