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Former Eagles star Collins to transfer from Oregon State



By Bill Dickens

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (1-26-16) — Former Granite Hills athletic standout SETH COLLINS enjoyed a stellar freshman football season for the Oregon State Beavers last season.


Starting quarterback for the Beavers over seven games before suffering a knee injury.  He returned at the end of the season to play in the Civil War game against Oregon.


But that will apparently be the end of his career with the Beavers as he’s been granted a transfer.

Oregon State coach Gary Andersen had planned to move Collins to receiver with Utah State transfer Darell Garrettson taking the lead in the spring quarterbacking race.


Collins objected to being moved from under center to wide receiver. That didn’t fit into Collins’ future or Oregon State’s plans.


“I thank Oregon State for a great year,” Collins said. “But it is in my best interest to pursue my education and football somewhere else.”


Collins finished his Oregon State career with 936 passing yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 580 yards and eight scores for the 2-10 Beavers.


Collins is the second Oregon State starting quarterback to leave the program. Nick Mitchell, who started five games, transferred at the end of fall term.
Garrettson and sophomore Marcus McMaryion are the only quarterbacks on the Beavers’ roster for the spring.

Per NCAA rules, Collins would have to sit out a year if he wanted to play for another FBS program. He could play immediately if he went to a lower division, but that’s not likely. Collins, a freshman, does have a redshirt season available, which leaves the door open for his FBS future as he apparently seeks an opening where he can play quarterback.

That remains to be seen.

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