One of the premier corners in the nation ... Pac-12 Honorable Mention last season ... athletic player who has a future at the next level ... limited in Spring practice due to offseason knee surgery ... 25 consecutive starts, the most on the team ... named to the preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, given annually to the top defensive back in the nation ... Athlon's Preseason Pac-12 First Team ... solid tackler and strong in coverage ... good hands ... also has participated for Oregon State in track in the 60 meters ... co-team captain.
16 passes defended, ranked second in the Pac-12 and among the nation's leaders ... tied the Oregon State record with five pass break-ups (all in the first half) at Arizona ... made three interceptions (at Arizona, at BYU & at Stanford) ... second on the team with 75 tackles ... named Pac-12 Conference honorable mention ... team's co-Lunch Bucket Award recipient for teamwork for dedication.
Started all 12 games ... part of a secondary that included three new starters and improved dramatically as the season went on ... entered fall camp as the No. 3 cornerback but assumed the starting spot when Brandon Hardin suffered a shoulder injury and missed the season ... arguably the most improved player on the defense from the first game of the season to the last ... finished the season with 68 tackles, ranking fifth on the team ... registered three games with 10 or more tackles ... set career-high with 14 tackles against BYU ... recorded the first interception against Washington State in the end zone to seal an OSU victory ... ended the season with eight passes broken up ... began the season as the off-side kick returner ... returned one kickoff for 17 yards at Wisconsin.
Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman ... he and Brandon Hardin co-led the team for special teams tackles with 12 ... overall, 14 tackles for the season ... season-high three tackles vs. Louisville and Washington ... recovered a fumble against Boise State ... joined Jordan Bishop, James Rodgers, Obum Gwacham and Keynan Parker at the Feb. 13, 2010 Husky Indoor Classic track meet marking the first time male student-athletes have represented OSU in track since 1988.
Rashaad played quarterback and cornerback in high school, but was recruited as a defensive back ... earned All-Valley Mission League three times and was twice named the league's MVP ... earned all-state honors as a sophomore ... was all-city three times, twice at quarterback and once as a cornerback ... threw for 1,566 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, and added 663 yards and eight touchdowns rushing ... first team all-league as a senior and junior ... threw for approximately 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns, and rushed 600 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... as a sophomore he passed for 1,629 yards and 17 touchdowns, and rushed for 526 yards and six touchdowns ... three-time team captain ... also wrestled, winning the city championship three times ... earned all-city honors three times and all-area twice.
Born February 2, 1991 in Los Angeles ... son of Charles Reynolds and Mora Pyburn ... has five siblings ... was a part of two state wrestling championships as a youth at the Boys & Girls Club ... also volunteered as a coach and referee ... chose OSU because "I felt comfortable and I feel like it's the best place that fits me" ... participated in the "Learning Through Listening: Native American Issues in Rural Oregon Communities during spring break of 2010, involving five days of interacting with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians ... participated in the initial "Beavers Without Borders" trip during spring break of 2011 - traveled to Guatemala to build a house for a needy family ... attended the NCAA National Career in Sports Forum in June of 2012 ... majoring in human development and family sciences.