The scrimmage started off with field goal kicking practice. Kicker Luke Bellotti (right) and holder Johnny DuRocher worked together. Bellotti kicked a 45-yard field goal during the scrimmage.
Bellotti is the son of Head Coach Mike Bellotti and is a red shirt freshman out of Sheldon High School in Eugene. Click on image to expand. (Photo by Steve Summers, eDuck Sports)
Normally, sophomore Paul Martinez (left) would spend his time during practice punting, but on Friady, April 9, 2004 during the first contact scrimmage for the Ducks, Martinez was kicking field goals. Kicker Jared Siegel was excused from practice to attend an NCAA convention, representing the University of Oregon. Head Coach Mike Bellotti gives instructions to Martinez during the first portion of Friday's practice. Kellen Clemens is the holder. Click on the image to expand. (Photo by Steve Summers, eDuck Sports)
Junior quarterback displayed some wheels during the first scrimmage of the spring session. Clemens saw limited action and was 2-of-5 for 26 yards. His best pass was his first to Tim Day for 25 yards. Red shirt freshman Johnny DuRocker had a 25-yard touchdown to Dan Kause during the practice. The Ducks will scrimmage again next Saturday, April 17. The time will be determined. Click on the image to expand. (Photo by Steve Summers, eDuck Sports)
One of the stories of the spring workouts has been Dennis Dixon. The former high school Dream Teamer is finally able to practice with the team after sitting out last season. Dixon is considered the quarterback for the 2004 recruiting class. He enrolled at the University for the winter 2004 session. During the scrimmage, Dixon was 2-of-4 for 13 yards and had 13 yards rushing on two carries.