Oregon State announces open tryouts for 2016 season

The Oregon State Beavers have not had the best of luck on the football field in recent years as they have gone from winning nine games in 2012 to winning just 14 games over the last three years. They look to turn that around this year and appear pretty desperate to make a move.

Wednesday afternoon, the team announced via their official website that they would be holding tryouts for anyone eligible next week.  They have scheduled to hold these tryouts on Monday, Aug. 29 and inform students that “helmets and pads will not be needed.”

The Beavers did give a set list of guidelines and requirements to become a member of the football team:

  • Must have physician completed physical exam, insurance and medical history form.
  • Must provide proof of sickle cell trait testing.
  • Must be a full-time enrolled student in good standing at Oregon State University.
  • Must have NCAA Division I eligibility remaining.

This is certainly an interesting tactic for the Beavers, but it could work out for them in the end. They open the season on Sept. 1 against Minnesota, so it’s likely that they won’t find their next star before then, but it will be interesting to see what types of players decide to give football a shot.

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