Hamilcar Rashed Jr. made the right decision to return to Oregon State for two reasons:
- He will have another year in college football to refine and improve his already impressive abilities
- He can be part of something special as Oregon State continues to improve as a football team.
Hamilcar was really part of something special on the Beaver Defense in 2019. The 2018 season was arguably one of the worst ever for an Oregon State defense, But something start to change in the 2019 season and Hamilcar was the catalyst. He stepped up his game big time and the stats back it up.
The 14 sacks which was second in the nation. The tackles for loss 22.5 was first in the nation and the 131 tackle yards was first in the nation. Those numbers are so impressive that you might get caught up in them. What if he hadn't been injured for those final two games?
He will also now have a chance to lead the Beaver defense to the promised land. A winning season and a bowl game.