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November 28, 2012
Poyer Earns AFCA 1st Team All-American Honors
Jordan Poyer has been selected to the prestigious American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) First Team All-America squad, it was announced Wednesday. Poyer is the first OSU player to earn AFCA First Team since offensive tackle Andy Levitre in 2008.Corvallis - Oregon State University senior cornerback
Earlier this week, Poyer was selected one of four Beavers to the Pac-12 Conference First Team, joining wide receiver Markus Wheaton, defensive end Scott Crichton and special teams standout Jordan Jenkins. Poyer has six interceptions this season, among the national leaders, and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top cornerback) and the Bednarik Award (top defensive player). The Astoria, Ore., native and co-team captain helped OSU have one of the best turnarounds in college football this season at 8-3 for the season.
He and his teammates conclude the 2012 regular season this Saturday as the No. 15 (BCS) Beavers host the Nicholls State Colonels at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available by contacting OSU at 1-800-GO-BEAVS between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or online at BeaverTickets.com. The game will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.