(PHOTO RIGHT)#28 J. D. Nelson,FS;#52 Jerry Matson, LB; #99 Robby Valenzuela, DT; #4 Steven Moore,CB; #5 Arron Gipson, CB; #16 Keith Lewis, FS.(eDuck/Dave O'Shea)
Running backs Ryan Shaw and Kenny Washington both appeared healthy and running hard, as did Chris Vincent. Vincent had sat out last season after transferring from LSU.
The team wore their helmets and jerseys but there was not contact (hitting) involved in the practice.
Some other observations, Victor Filipe, who enrolled this term looked like a "beast," in that he is in great shape. Redshirt freshman Darius Sanders appears 20 to 25 pounds heavier than last season and has moved to defensive end. Corner back Marcus Binns appeared bigger than last fall.
A player who could be a star in the making is junior Kellen Taylor, 6-1, 190, who had several passes thrown his way.
WarDuck and Dave O'Shea contributed to this report.