Beavers WR Gwacham focuses on football
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Obum Gwacham (oh-BOOM GWAH-chem) already knows he can jump. What he wants to do is prove he can be an impact receiver for the Oregon State Beavers.
The two-sport athlete is redshirting this season as a high jumper - even though Oregon State doesn't officially have a men's track and field team - to give his full attention to football.
His dedication comes at a good time for the Beavers as they face the coming season without Markus Wheaton, who figures to go high in the NFL draft later this month.
This spring, the 6-foot-5 Gwacham is trying to stand out among a handful of receivers looking to complement Brandin Cooks. Richard Mullaney is out of the mix because of a shoulder injury, meaning that Gwacham is seeing a lot of work.