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Oregon State receiver Seth Collins is expected to play this fall after missing the end of the 2016 season with an illness.

Andy Cripe, Mid-Valley Media

Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen said Tuesday wide receiver Seth Collins will back on the field this coming season.

Andersen said Collins, a junior, will be in camp when it begins next week.

"He'll play," Andersen said. "Seth's ready to go. He'll be in camp ready to go."

Collins fell ill during the 2016 season. He played in OSU's loss at UCLA on Nov. 12 and had two catches for 44 yards.

He wound up in Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with an undisclosed illness.

Meanwhile, the Benton County Health Department reported that an unidentified OSU undergraduate student was being treated at the hospital for suspected meningococcal disease.

Many of the OSU players were given preventative medication.

Collins missed the rest of the regular season and spring practice while recovering. He switched to receiver after playing quarterback as a true freshman in 2015.

He was second on the team with 36 catches for 418 yards and a touchdown and, if healthy, is expected to be a key component of the Beavers' receiving corps this season.


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