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ASU Football: Spring Practice Report (2/15)

The running game was prevalent throughout.

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Arizona Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

All four quarterbacks saw action, but it was the running backs that got the most work.

Last practice: Wednesday, February 13

Next practice: Saturday, February 16

Injury update

Of ASU’s regular starters, linebacker Merlin Robertson and left tackle Zach Robertson each worked on the side during practice and didn’t participate in drills.

Others who didn’t participate in drills, but were in attendance: DT D.J. Davidson, LB Tyler Johnson, LB Stanley Lambert, WR Ryan Newsome, CB Dominique Harrison, WR Brandon Aiyuk, TE Mark Walton

What went on:

While it was primarily Dillon Sterling-Cole and Joey Yellen getting the reps on Friday night, Jayden Daniels and Ethan Long got some work on 7-on-7’s as well.

But it was primarily junior running back Eno Benjamin and the other running backs that were given the ball throughout practice. Benjamin did a good job of finding holes and would’ve been able to break off some long runs had the defense been allowed to tackle him.

Wide receiver Frank Darby made the highlight of the night when he made an impressive one-handed catch on the far sideline over Timarcus Davis.

Though recently demoted to the second team defense, Chase Lucas was very active and vocal throughout practice. Lucas was returning punts throughout all special team drills and was proud of his punt returning prowess.

Sterling-Cole struggled to get much going when he threw the ball, and even fumbled the ball after receiving pressure from Khaylan Kearse-Thomas in his face. But he did show a strong command of the huddle and was cheering on his fellow teammates.

Yellen looked more in control, including dropping the dime to Darby in drills. During work against the entire defense, he did a nice job of finding open receivers and showed an ability to navigate in the pocket and step up to make throws.

First-team offense:

QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellen

RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd

WR: Frank Darby, Geordon Porter, Paul Lucas

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: Roy Hemsley (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)

First-team defense:

DL: Jermayne Lole, Shannon Forman, George Lea

LB: Darien Butler, Case Hatch, Khaylan Kearse-Thomas

CB: Kobe Williams, Timarcus Davis

Tillman: Evan Fields

S: Aashari Crosswell, Cam Phillips

Second-team offense:

QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long

RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould

WR: Keith Davis, C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park

TE: Jared Bubak

OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Marco Salas (RG), Kyle Breed (RT)

Second-team defense:

DL: Michael Matus, Corey Stephens, George Lea

LB: Kyle Soelle, Case Hatch, Ely Doyle

CB: Chase Lucas, Darien Cornay

Tillman: Langston Frederick

S: K.J. Jarrell, Alijah Gammage