During the telecast of Oregon State’s victory over Stanford Saturday night, commentator Petros Papadakis observed that Cameron Collins might become the Beavers’ next great safety.
Collins, who was a star on the Santa Monica High football team from 2005 to 2007, had just broken up a pass in the end zone.
On an earlier play he had run down Toby Gerhart, Stanford’s outstanding 235-running back.
Collins went to Oregon State along with Samohi quarterback Ryan Katz, who has not yet received his opportunity to play. Oregon State coach Mike Riley says “We’re very excited about Ryan.” However, senior Sean Canfield has the job now.
Collins has become one of the Beavers’ most important defensive players. He’s 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and hits hard.
At Samohi Collins had a 3.7 GPA and scored 1,540 on the SAT test.
Oregon State will play USC in the Coliseum on October 24 at 5 p.m.