David Lose

David Lose

Player Profile


Sacramento, California

High School:
Luther Burbank High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 305

Offensive Guard



PERSONAL—(Pronounced LOW-see) Born 7/2/81 in Sacramento, CA...son of Michael and Theresa Lose...his mother is a rehab assistant...has five brothers and sisters, Victoria, 8; Michael, 17; Danny, 18; Alexsandria, 19; and Sharron, 23...he is in the College of Liberal Arts and is a liberal studies major...entered OSU with a 3.71 GPA out of Luther Burbank High School...enjoys rugby, art and music...member of Who’s Who of America...served as Luther Burbank High School Student Body President...honor roll student...favorite athletes are Junior Seau and Bryant Young...signing national letter of intent with Oregon State was his top athletic thrill as a prep, plus winning championships with Burbank Islanders rugby team...selected OSU because, “I’ve always dreamed of playing Division I football in the Pac-10 Conference, and I feel comfortable at OSU.”

OSU—(2003—Senior)—David heads into his senior year having played in 12 games in his career...he played in 10 games in 2002 and started eight games in a row before suffering a broken left leg (fibula) in the Oregon game...his injury was completely healed for the start of spring drills and David had a solid spring...he gives OSU a lot of flexibility as he can play either guard position or center...he was engaged in a hotly contested battle with Jason Fyda during the spring for the No. 1 spot at left guard...Fyda emerged as the No. 1 left guard at the conclusion of spring but Lose definitely has an opportunity to reclaim the top spot in fall camp...David has career weightlifting bests of 550 pounds in the back squat, 405 in the bench press, 303.1 in the power clean and a school record 413.4 in the push press...David has a vertical jump best of 26 inches.

(2002—Junior)—David returned to fall camp as the third guard in the rotation and as the No. 3 center and was looking at another season as a backup offensive lineman...he played sparingly in three of the first five games and then injuries gave him a chance to become a starter...first, left tackle Brian Kilkenny suffered a broken left leg (fibula) against Fresno State, then his backup, Lee Davis, suffered a season-ending knee injury the next week against USC...Mike Kuykendall then moved from left guard to left tackle, thus opening the door for David to start at left guard...his first collegiate start was against UCLA, the first of eight straight starts...David improved with each week and was playing outstanding football at the end of the season...David then had the misfortune of suffering a season-ending broken left leg (fibula) in the final minutes of the Oregon game which will keep him out of the Beavers’ bowl game vs. Pittsburgh...following the 2001 season, David moved to the offensive line at center for the start of winter conditioning...he opened spring drills as the No. 2 center, playing behind Matt Brock...he also played guard during the spring and showed marked improvement as the spring evolved...he was one of the most improved Beaver players during spring drills...during winter conditioning, David posted weightlifting bests of 550 in the back squat, 380 in the bench press, 303 in the power clean and 413 in the push press...his best vertical jump was 25.5 inches.

(2001—Sophomore)—David was a backup defensive lineman during the 2001 season and did not participate in any games...he spent his time on the Beavers’ defensive scout squat...David got into his first collegiate action as a redshirt freshman in 2000, playing in two games…he opened spring drills as the No. 3 left tackle on defense…based on his spring play, David vaulted to No. 2 on the depth chart at right tackle at the conclusion of the spring, playing behind Dwan Edwards…the addition of junior college transfer James Lee in the fall pushed David to No. 3 on the depth chart during the season...David produced weightlifting bests of 350 pounds in the bench press, 275.6 in the power clean and 470 in the squat.

(2000—Redshirt Freshman)—David earned a letter in 2000 by playing two games, San Diego State and Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl…he spent the 1999 season as a redshirt...David reported to spring drills listed as the No. 3 left defensive tackle on the depth chart and reported to fall camp as the No. 3 defensive right tackle, playing behind a pair of seniors, Ryan Atkinson and Charles O’Neal...in the winter conditioning program he posted weightlifting bests of 385 in the back squat, 310 in the bench press and 231 in the power clean.

(1999—Freshman)—David spent the 1999 season as a redshirt defensive tackle and was a member of the Beavers’ scout team.

LUTHER BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL, Sacramento, CA—(1995-99)—David was a first-team All-Metro League pick at defensive tackle as a junior and senior for Coach Charles Thorntona...named the best defensive tackle in the Metro League as a senior...he was a two-year starter on offense and defense for the Titans...selected as the team MVP after his senior season and winner of the Will Madden Award...played rugby as a club sport and his rugby team was a five-time state champion...selected as member of the 1998 Nor-Cal rugby all-stars and selected to ‘98 Pelican rugby all-stars...“He plays every down in practice and in a game the same way, hard. He is a real leader and other kids listen when he talks,” said Thorntona...in nine games as a junior, David recorded 35 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles, six sacks, 18 tackles for loss and forced five fumbles...as a senior in 10 games, David had 58 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, eight sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and recovered two...his top individual game was vs. Sacramento High School as a senior, a game in which he had 12 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown.

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