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Practice Report: Game week is under way for ASU football

With their first game just three days away, the Sun Devils took to the practice field.


 ASU redshirt sophomore OL Mason Walter (77) squares up on the sled during the offensive individual period in practice on Aug 23, 2017 at the Bill Kajikawa Football Practice Fields. 

It is officially game week for the ASU football team. The Sun Devils practiced Monday morning at the Kajikawa Practice Fields, preparing for the team's first game of the season against New Mexico State on Thursday night at Sun Devil Stadium.

Monday was the only practice available to the media before the first game. 

During the short media viewing period, ASU players practiced ball protection drills while team personnel tried to poke the ball from their hands.

Later on, the first-team offense took the field for tempo drills. The offense started off strong, with a wide receiver screen to John Humphrey and a touchdown reception for Jalen Harvey that came from a slant route. Running plays were mixed in as well.

Soon after, in team drills, quarterback Manny Wilkins completed two throws down the sideline to wide receivers N'Keal Harry and Terrell Chatman.

There was also a scout from the New York Jets at today's practice. 

Here is what the team looked like in the tempo drills at the beginning of practice:

First-Team Offense:

Quarterback: Manny Wilkins

Runningbacks: Demario Richard, Kalen Ballage

Wide Receivers: N'Keal Harry, John Humphrey, Jalen Harvey

Tight Ends: Tight ends were not used with the first team in tempo drills

Offensive Line: Cohl Cabral, Sam Jones, A.J. McCollum, Steve Miller, Quinn Bailey


Defensive Line: JoJo Wicker, Tashon Smallwood, Alani Latu

Linebackers: Koron Crump, Christian Sam, DJ Calhoun, J'Marcus Rhodes

Cornerbacks: Joey Bryant, Kobe Williams

Safeties: Dasmond Tautalatasi, Chad Adams

Second-Team Offense:

Quarterback: Blake Barnett

Runningback: Trelon Smith

Wide Receivers: Frank Darby, Terrell Chatman, Kyle Williams

Tight End: Jay Jay Wilson

Offensive Line: Mason Walter, Cade Cote, Tyler McClure, Alex Losoya, Zach Robertson


Defensive Line: Renell Wren, Shannon Forman, Dougladson Subtyl

Linebackers: Deion Guignard, Malik Lawal, Khaylan Thomas, Tyler Whiley

Cornerbacks: Darien Cornay, Alex Perry

Safeties: Ty Thomas, Langston Frederick

Green non-contact jerseys: Jalen Bates, Brady White, Demonte King

Muscle Beach (did not perform in drills): Marcus Ball, Ryan Jenkins

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