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ASU Football: Monday’s practice report

The media was able to view just one last practice before Thursday’s season opener

TEMPE - The Arizona State Sun Devils completed their final practice open to media Monday before the season opener against New Mexico State Thursday night, participating in ball security, tempo, special teams and 11-on-11 drills.

Last practice: Sunday, Aug. 27

Next practice: Tuesday, Aug. 29

Weather: 101 degrees, 21 percent humidity

Music: Juju on that beat (Zay Hilfiger & Zayion McCall), Eye of the Tiger (Survivor), Magnolia (Playboi Carti)

Green (Limited, no tackling)

QB Brady White, DB DeMonte King, DL Jalen Bates

Muscle Beach (Sat out during tempo drills)

LB Marcus Ball, WR Ryan Jenkins

First-team offense:

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Demario Richard, Kalen Ballage, (Nick Ralston checked in during 11-on-11 drills)

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

OL (left to right): Cohl Cabral, Sam Jones, A.J. McCollum, Steven Miller, Quinn Bailey

Second-team offense:

QB: Blake Barnett

RB: Trelon Smith

WR: Terrell Chatman, Frank Darby, Kyle Williams

TE: Jay Jay Wilson

OL (left to right): Mason Walter, Cade Cote, Tyler McClure, Alex Losoya, Zach Robertson

First-team defense:

DL: Tashon Smallwood, JoJo Wicker, A.J. Latu

LB: Koron Crump, DJ Calhoun, Christian Sam

SPUR: J’Marcus Rhodes

CB: Joey Bryant, Kobe Williams

S: Chad Adams, Das Tautalatasi

Second-team defense:

DL: Renell Wren, Shannon Forman, Doug Subtyl

LB: Deion Guignard, Khaylan Thomas, Malik Lawal

SPUR: Tyler Whiley

CB: Alex Perry, Darien Cornay

S: Ty Thomas, Langston Frederick

11-on-11 Rundown:

The media was only able to view the entire offensive drive from the first team Monday morning. It started with Wilkins tossing screen passes to Ballage and Richard before N’Keal Harry made a spectacular one-handed grab down the left sideline. Terell Chatman then made the last catch of the drive, a short reception on a touch pass from Wilkins.

Special Teams:

John Humphrey and Jacob Brimhall received straight-on kicks from redshirt sophomore Michael-Sleep Dalton Monday morning.


  • While the first and second-team offensive unites look all but solidified, expect more movement on the defensive side of the ball, especially with Phil Bennett’s emphasis on experimenting and finding his guys. We may be just three days away from kickoff, but the defense will likely shift around as Bennett looks for his SPUR and cornerback playmakers.
  • Texas transfer receiver Ryan Newsome remained on muscle beach during tempo and 11-on-11 drills Monday morning.
  •’s Doug Haller tweeted the week one depth chart out Monday following media availability. An interesting observation: Ryan Newsome getting the start over John Humphey in the slot.