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Camas grad, Oregon State senior Jack Colletto says he’s entering NFL draft

By Will Denner, Columbian staff writer
Published: December 19, 2022, 9:34pm

Oregon State’s jack-of-all-trades announced plans to enter the NFL Draft on Monday.

Jack Colletto, a Camas High graduate who carved out a unique role in five years with the Beavers, confirmed the news in a statement shared on his social media accounts addressed to “Beaver Nation.”

Colletto initially came to Oregon State as a quarterback, but went on to be a key contributor elsewhere on offense, defense and special teams. He was named winner of the 2022 Paul Hornung Award given to the nation’s most versatile player and helped Oregon State complete its first 10-win season since 2006.

“My past five years at Oregon State have been everything but ordinary,” he said in the statement. “From transitioning from quarterback to linebacker to doing everything I could to be one the field to help contribute to this team, I am content knowing that I gave this program everything I had. While there were numerous bumps in the road on my journey, I have absolutely zero regrets about everything that happened for me here at Oregon State.”

In his final collegiate game, a 30-3 win over Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl, Colletto blocked a punt, had four tackles on defense and ran the ball twice for 17 yards, including an 11-yard run on a fake punt in the third quarter.

“We’re going to have to replace him with three or four guys,” Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith said after the game.