After a day off, ASU returned to practice for one last time before they head to Payson for Camp Tontozona.
Next Practice: Tuesday, August 6
Last Practice: Friday, August 2
The group of non-contact green jerseys stayed the same, linebacker Stanley Lambert, defensive linemen Shannon Forman and Stephon Wright. Ball catchers Curtis Hodges and Geordon Porter returned to practice. Wide receiver Frank Darby was sore and limited in practice. Linebacker Tyler Johnson did work in the bubble.
What Went On
Defensive backs worked on tackling without helmets, with the hopes they’d keep their heads up while tackling.
The offense continued to work on throws to running backs. Eno Benjamin, A.J. Carter and Isaiah Floyd all lined up in the backfield or slot for various routes.
The best quarterback of the night appeared to be Joey Yellen. The highlight came on a deep ball on a post to Ricky Pearsall out of the slot. Yellen hit him in stride perfectly. He also had a solid connection with Jordan Kerley all night. The freshman receiver seemed to constantly get open over the middle. He also beat Preston Liger deep, he received a dart from Dillon Sterling-Cole, but the ball fell threw Kerley’s hands.
Yellen also tossed the only interception of the night. However, it was a bit of a crazy play. He threw a pass over the middle, Tyler Whiley dove and the ball deflected off of him and into the hands of Kejuan Markham. Whiley, who usually plays with the first team, ran with the second team defense. Evan Fields replaced him as the first team safety.
Sterling-Cole and Jayden Daniels each had their moments, but did not look fantastic. Sterling-Cole threw a ball far, just too far. The ball intended for Keith Davis went far over his head, the two closest Sun Devils to the ball were Aashari Crosswell and Kobe Williams, Crosswell nearly picked it off.
Chase Lucas soared to the ball on a slant route to Brandon Aiyuk, Lucas laid the wood to knock the ball out and get some ooooos from his teammates.
Stretching and dancing courtesy of Frank Darby. pic.twitter.com/8dmMWFKi75— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) August 5, 2019
Herm on how many young players will play this season. pic.twitter.com/puNaGYLJ0S— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) August 5, 2019
First Team Offense
QB: Jayden Daniels, Dillon Sterling-Cole
RB: Eno Benjamin, A.J. Carter, Isaiah Floyd
WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Kyle Williams, Jordan Kerley
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Cohl Cabral (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)
First Team Defense
DL: Jermayne Lole, DJ Davidson, George Lea
LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, Merlin Robertson, Darien Butler
CB: Kobe Williams, Chase Lucas
Tillman: Evan Fields
S: Cam Phillips, Aashari Crosswell
Second Team Offense
QB: Joey Yellen (took first team reps as well)
RB: Demetrious Flowers
WR: Tannor Park, Ethan Long, Keith Davis
TE: Jared Bubak, Nolan Matthews
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Cody Shear (LG), Dohnovan West (C), Roy Hemsley (RG), Spencer Lovell (RT)
Second Team Defense:
DL: Roe Wilkins, Corey Stephens, Michael Matus
LB: Ely Doyle, Case Hatch, Elijah Juarez
CB: Jordan Clark, Darien Cornay
Tillman: Tyler Whiley
S: Kejuan Markham, Willie Harts