#33: Justin Sattelmaier - Offensive Lineman
He’s 6’ 7”, 320 pounds. He apparently prefers In-N-Out over Five Guys. He’s got a fantastic Twitter account. And he may just be one of Oregon State’s most crucial “plug-and-play” talents on the offensive line, that is in serious need of some immediate help. Beaver Nation, please give a warm Corvallis welcome to your newest offensive lineman, Justin Sattelmaier.
Sattelmaier ended up committing to Oregon State, after a bit of a long path to Division I that began at Temecula Valley High School in California. A stand-out football talent (and wrestler), Sattelmaier originally planned to play at Division II Western Oregon back in 2015, where he used his red-shirt season as a freshman, before transferring for his sophomore year to Palomar Community College. During the 2016 campaign, Sattelmaier was a unanimous first-team all-conference selection at left tackle.
Arriving in Corvallis back in April, Sattelmaier has been able to work with the offensive line unit all-summer long, as a potential surprise contributor to a unit that’s being asked to replace three stalwarts in Sean Harlow, Gavin Andrews and Dustin Stanton, as well as SMU transfer Will Hopkins. With a college ready frame and three seasons of eligibility still left to his name, it’s more of a question of “when” than “if” Sattelmaier finds ways to contribute on-the-field for the Beavers program.
While Sattelmaier appears to be a prototypical replacement to fellow colossal tackle Will Hopkins, the red-shirt sophomore’s growth and development during Fall Camp will be the critical factor in determining his role within the team. However, from the outside-looking-in, it appears that Sattelmaier will be a force to be reckoned with in the Pac-12 in the years to come.