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Oregon State Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - #5 Jake Luton

The newcomer takes the reigns as the starting quarterback.

NCAA Football: Idaho at Arkansas State Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt junior Jake Luton came to Corvallis in January of this year after spending 2016 at Ventura Community College in California improving his game. Prior to that, he spent two seasons at the University of Idaho. The first season in Moscow he redshirted and the second he spent as a backup playing in nine games and throwing passes in four.

In that time, he threw for 403 yards on 51 completions, with one touchdown and four interceptions. As a rusher, he actually ran for five touchdowns in 2015 including three in one game against Arkansas State.

At Ventura CC, he was a juco All-American completing 261 passes out of 462 for 3,551 passing yards and 40 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. Rushing for 175 yards and an additional six touchdowns.

The year in the juco ranks apparently did the young man quite a bit of good as Luton was able to win the starting job rather early in fall camp over Marcus McMaryion and Darell Garretson. McMaryion has since left the program and transferred to Fresno State.

In his time with the program, Luton has progressed considerably fighting through some small injuries in the spring and learning the offense at an impressive rate.

“I think in spring ball I felt good. I was comfortable. But there was still things when we’d pick up the pace...I’d have to stop and think. But now I’m just playing. I’m going out there and taking control of the offense.”— Jake Luton on learning the Beavers’ offensive playbook, via BeaverBlitzVideo

In short, there’s plenty to be excited about with the 6’7” Marysville, Washington native a the helm of the offense. For more on Luton, check out the guest piece from a few days back written by Underdog Dynasty’s Idaho beat writer Adopted Aggie.

The List So Far:

#5: Jake Luton - QB

#6: Jordan Villamin - WR

#7: Noah Togiai - TE

#8: Seth Collins - WR

#9: Surprise Newcomers

#10: Fred Lauina - OG/RT

#11: Gus Lavaka - OG

#12: Kalani Vakameilalo - DT

#13: Elu Aydon - DT

#14: Thomas Tyner - RB

#15: Andrzej Hughes-Murray - LB

#16: Blake Brandel - OT

#17: Timmy Hernandez - WR

#18: Sumner Houston - Center

#19: Baker Pritchard- DE

#20: Kammy Delp - OG

#21: Artavis Pierce - RB

#22: Phillip Napoleon - DE

#23: Brandon Arnold - S

#24: Jay Irvine - CB

#25: Isaiah Hodgins - WR

#26: Christian Wallace - CB

#27: Trent Moore - OL

#28: Titus Failuaga - DE

#29: Dwayne Williams - CB

#30: Paisa Savea - DT

#31: Craig Evans - DT

#32: Jalen Moore - S

#33: Justin Sattelmaier - OL

#34: Trevon Bradford - WR

#35: Jonathan Willis - ILB

#36: Tuli Wily-Matagi - TE

#37: Doug Taumoelau - ILB

#38: Shemar Smith - OLB

#39: Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - OLB

#40: David Morris - S/OLB

#41: Nick Porebski - P

#42: Omar Hicks-Onu - S

#43: Isaac Garcia - DE

#44: Andre Bodden- WR

#45: Trajon Cotton - S

#46: Shemiah Unutoa-Whitson - OLB

#47: Kolby Taylor - WR

#48: Darell Garretson - QB

#49: Jordan Choukair - K

#50: Thor Katoa - DT/OLB