Beavers sign defensive lineman

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley announced Christmas Day that Edwin Delva has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Beavers. The junior college transfer is expected to enroll at OSU for spring term.

Delva is a 6-3, 290-pound defensive tackle who made 37 tackles, including 12.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks at Antelope Community College in California last season. Delva has three years remaining of eligibility to play two seasons.

"Edwin will make an impact on this team next season," Beaver head coach Mike Riley said. "He's an important piece of the puzzle at defensive tackle where we lose a pair of starters off the current team. We are very excited to welcome him to Beaver Nation."

Delva is a graduate of North Miami Beach High School in 2010, and took one year away from football.

The Beavers have signed three junior college transfers as of Christmas Day. Delva joins cornerback Steven Nelson from the College of Sequoias and defensive tackle Siale Hautau from Snow College as mid-year JC transfers.

No. 13 Oregon State continued Christmas Day on Valero Alamo Bowl preparations for the Dec. 29 game against Texas at the Alamodome. Kickoff is 3:45 PST on ESPN.

2013 Oregon State Junior/Community College Football Mid-Year NLI Signees
* Edwin Delva - (Miami, Fla. / N. Miami Beach HS / Antelope Community College)
* Siale Hautau - (Salt Lake City, Utah / Skyline HS / Snow College)
* Steven Nelson - (Warner Robins, Ga. / Northside HS / College of the Sequoias)