Jonathan Smith dropped some unfortunate news on Monday following the Beavers loss against Stanford. Starting wide receiver Kolby Taylor has medically retired and Avery Roberts suffered a broken arm against Stanford and will undergo surgery.
Wide receiver Kolby Taylor has medically retired from Oregon State.— Jarrid Denney (@jarrid_denney) December 14, 2020
Was a starter for the Beavers for most of this season.
Avery Roberts (broken arm) will not play against Arizona State, per Jonathan Smith. The linebacker will undergo surgery.— Carter Bahns (@carterbahns) December 14, 2020
Avery Roberts was taken to the locker room and was clearly favoring his right arm. Kolby Taylor was a starter for much of the year and even caught a pass against Stanford this weekend; so his retirement is unexpected. Taylor’s best game came in the victory over Oregon when he caught 7 passes for 114 yards. The junior leaves Oregon State with career numbers of: 49 receptions, 536 yards and 2 TDs.
The Beavers are preparing to face Arizona State this upcoming weekend. Doug Taumoelau will replace Avery Roberts at middle linebacker. The coaching staff is hoping Trevon Bradford and Champ Flemings will be back against the Sun Devils or Chance Nolan will have limited receivers available for the final game of the regular season.