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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Former Canadian Football League Player Joins Mike Riley's Staff At Oregon State

Oregon State coach Mike Riley said Tuesday that Keith Heyward will coach cornerbacks next season.Heyward, a former Beavers cornerback and graduate assistant, replaces Nigel Burton, who resigned last week to become defensive coordinator at Nevada.Heyward, 28, returns to Corvallis after one season as the linebackers coach at Cal Poly. Heyward was a four-year letterman for Oregon State after being recruited by Riley out of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.“It’s really a dream to come back to my alma mater and work with such a great coaching staff,’’ Heyward said in a statement released by the university.Heyward earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 2001 and played football professionally in the Canadian Football League, NFL Europe and in the Arena Football League.


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