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Freshman Seumalo Impressing at OSU

Oregon St. had one of the worst rushing attacks in the country last season. The Beavers ranked in the bottom five among NCAA FBS teams in rushing yards and rushing attempts. To get the ground game turned around in 2012, the improvements need to start at the offensive line. True freshman Isaac Seumalo has quickly emerged as one of the Beavers’ top men on the front line.

“He looks really confident and really relaxed at the line of scrimmage making calls,” said quarterback Sean Mannion, “I know he’s a real smart guy and obviously is physically ready, so I’ve been really impressed with Isaac the first two days.”

“He just fits in physically right now. Obviously there’s a lot of learning, but we function pretty decently with him in there,” said head coach Mike Riley.

Seumalo has been taking snaps at center with the first team offense through the first two days of fall camp. If he continues to progress throughout the month of August, he could be an impact player in his freshman year with the Beavers.