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ASU Football: Notebook from Friday’s practice

All the notes and observations from practice.

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TEMPE — The Arizona State Sun Devils completed their final practice of the week in helmets and full pads. The Sun Devils stretched before performing ball security, special teams and 11-on-11 drills.

Last practice: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Next practice: Tuesday, Aug. 22

Music: Get Right Witcha (Migos), Beat It (Michael Jackson)

Weather: 91 degrees, 18 percent humidity


Green (limited, no tackling)

Jalen Bates, Brady White, Curtis Hodges, Zach Robertson, DeMonte King, Ryan Jenkins

Muscle Beach (Did not participate in 11-on-11 drills)

Nick Ralston, Ceejhay French-Love, Marcus Ball, Evan Fields, Jordan Hoyt, #60, Jeremy Smith, Jay Jay Wilson *Wilson was taped up on a table during special teams drills, then took 11-on-11 reps

First-Team Offense

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Kalen Ballage, Demario Richard

WR: N’Keal Harry, Jalen Harvey, John Humphrey

TE: Jay Jay Wilson

OL: Cohl Cabral, Sam Jones, A.J. McCollum, Steven Miller, Quinn Bailey

Second-Team Offense

QB: Blake Barnett, Brady White

RB: Eno Benjamin, Trelon Smith

WR: Frank Darby, Kyle Williams, Terrell Chatman

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: Tyson Rising, Connor Humphreys, Tyler McClure, Alex Losoya, Mason Walter

First-Team Defense

DL: JoJo Wicker, Tashon Smallwood, Alani Latu

LB: Christian Sam, D.J. Calhoun, Koron Crump

SPUR: J’Marcus Rhodes

DB: Joey Bryant, Kobe Williams, Dasmond Tautalatasi, Chad Adams

Second-Team Defense

DL: Shannon Forman, Dougladson Subtyl, Renell Wren

LB: Abraham Thompson, Khaylen Thomas, Deion Guignard

SPUR: Tyler Whiley

DB: Chase Lucas, Maurice Chandler, Ty Thomas, Langston Frederick

11-on-11 Rundown

Wilkins: Ballage was open in the middle of the field, as he caught the ball for a five-yard gain and was then tackled immediately after. Another ball was thrown to the middle of the field and well defended by a jumping Williams who batted the pass away. Humphrey caught about a 12-yard pass and on a slant route over the middle. On the next play, Harvey ran about and six yards forward, turned around and caught a pass before he was tackled.

Barnett: With the first-team offensive line, but second-team receivers and running backs, Barnett faced a mix of the first and second-team defense. The offensive line later changed to second-team in the middle of Barnett’s reps.

Darby was open on an out route to the outside as he caught a perfectly thrown pass near out of bounds. Head coach Todd Graham yelled "third and 13! Barnett then threw about an eight yard pass to Darby that was caught. After the play, Graham yelled "fourth down!" Barnett passed to Williams over the middle for just enough yardage to gain the first down. Barnett’s final two passes were thrown incomplete near the middle of the field.

White: On a ball well thrown about 20 yards near the middle, it was deflected off the hands of Hodges near his chest and picked off by Whiley.


  • Media was asked to leave after White’s first play. This was the first pass media saw White throw in an 11-on-11 format in fall camp.
  • Darius Slade, an Ohio State defensive lineman transfer, was spotted at practice by Doug Haller of Slade will play with the Sun Devils beginning in the 2018 season and has two years of eligibility