Fall camp is underway, and we’re just over a month away from the start of Beaver football. As we rev up our coverage, we’re going to be counting down 21 of the players who will make the most impact on the 2021 squad. Today, we’re taking a look at quarterback Tristan Gebbia.
#16 - Tristan Gebbia
- Position: Quarterback
- Class: RS Junior
- Height/Weight: 6’ 2”, 200 lbs
- Hometown: Calabasas, California / Calabasas HS
So much could be said about Tristan Gebbia and his injury against Oregon epitomized the much needed heart-and-soul of the Beavers to upset the Ducks, but his job status is now in jeopardy after Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer unexpectedly transferred into the program in mid-June. Suddenly, between an injury recovery and a transfer, Gebbia went from one of the team’s most crucial talents to one it’s most in limbo pieces.
As far as his on-field abilities, Gebbia is a solid player. He’s an accurate passer, who went 80-129 through the air last season, but is known as being a bit too “vanilla” at times and not explosive enough to run an offense that’s ready to challenge the rest of the Pac-12. While he has abilities to scramble out of the pocket, that is viewed mostly as a secondary option for a player who is surrounded by a usually steady running game.
So yes, now Gebbia is still an important player on the depth chart but he’ll be fighting for every snap more than ever before. It’ll be interesting to watch both as the campaign begins and as the season moves on, how Gebbia is viewed and used by the coaching staff in the 2021 Oregon State football equation.