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Oregon State Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - #44 LaMone Williams

Williams will look to help the Beavers improve their defensive line production next season

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As our countdown continues, we are just 46 days away from the Beavers season opener against Oklahoma State at Reser. Our list continues with the #44 most valuable player.

#44 LaMone Williams - Defensive Line

Defensive line was arguably the least productive position for the Beavers in 2018. The group only managed to make 3.5 sacks, and 11.5 tackles for loss in the entire 12 game season. Those numbers need to get better if the Beavers are going to improve at all on defense in 2019.

One person that might help improve those numbers is redshirt senior LaMone Williams. Williams has had an up and down career in Corvallis. He suffered a season ending knee injury his sophomore season in which he did not appear in a game. He made a comeback as a junior and managed to help the Beavers depth on the line in 2018, appearing in all 12 games, tallying 4 tackles and half a sack.

At 6-3, 287 pounds, a fully healthy Williams has the size to be a disturbance on the line next year, and I think that will lead to a bit more production than he’s had so far in his career.

Projected Statistics:

10 Tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 Sack