Starting MLB David Pa’aluhi left the Oregon State football team to join the military, coach Mike Riley announced Thursday.
Pa’aluhi started all 13 games last season as a third-year sophomore. He was second on the team in tackles with 77 and was honorable mention All-Pac-10.
“We fully support David’s decision,” Riley said in a release. “He’s a terrific young man with a great future, and all of us in the Beaver football program thank him for his contributions and wish him the best.”
Here’s a longer story that will appear in Friday’s GT. It has a look at who will be looked to, to replace Pa’aluhi.