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Report: Sean Harlow Likely to Redshirt 2016 Season

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Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune is reporting that Sean Harlow appears set to Redshirt the 2016 season.

The senior was set to anchor the offensive line as the left tackle. He was also chosen as one of six captains by his fellow teammates. The good news is that by redshirting, he will preserve his senior season of eligibility. The bad news is that Oregon State’s offensive line will take a huge hit. And Blake Brandel, the projected starter at left tackle now that Sean Harlow is out, will have huge shoes to fill. Blake Brandel is a 6-foot-7 redshirt freshman and so far is more famous for breaking a swing than playing football. Hopefully, he’ll get acclimated to his new role as soon as possible and keep Oregon State’s quarterback upright.

In other unfortunate injury news, sophomore LaMone Williams will likely miss the 2016 as well with a knee injury. LaMone Williams injured his knee while the Beavers were practicing in Bend earlier this week. He was seen with crutches on the sidelines afterwards. Williams was planning to fight for time at defensive end.

Injuries are always the tough for the athletes that have to go through them and the teams they play for. We wish Sean Harlow and LaMone Williams a speedy recovery.