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Seven Beavers Taken in Record NFL Draft

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It was a record NFL Draft for former Oregon State players, as seven were taken in this past weekend's draft.

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Andy Levitre headlined the group, going to Buffalo in the second round as the 51st pick. Keenan Lewis went to Pittsburgh in the third roundVictor Butler (Dallas) and Slade Norris (Oakland) went in the fourth round, Brandon Hughes went in the fifth to the Chargers, Al Afalava in the sixth to Chicago, and Sammie Stroughter in the seventh by Tampa Bay. 

The seven former Beavers taken over the weekend mark the most former Oregon State players taken in a single NFL Draft in history. The Beavers had previously had six players selected in the NFL Draft in 1967. In 1947, six players were drafted to two different leagues with two (Paul Evenson and Billy Gray) going to the NFL and four (Don Samuel, Boyd Clement, Ted Ossowski and Martin Chaves) taken by teams in the All-America Football Conference.

--Jake (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)