First day photos

Oregon opened the 2005 season on Friday with 103 athletes turned out for fall camp. While the practice sessions have been broken down into split sessions, the yellow squad composed of new comers in the earlier session and the green squad composed of the veterans in the later session. Dave O'Shea has been on hand with his camera and caught some shots. In the photo above, (L-R) Ryan Keeling (81), John Breza(46) watch the action while Head Coach Mike Bellotti talks to Jordan Kent (2)

(Photo right) Kicker Paul Martinez (Photo by Dave O'Shea)

Martinez came to the Ducks as a punter but with incoming junior college transfer Matt Dragich taking over the punting chores, Martinez has become the place kicker. Martinez has a strong leg and consistently kicked the ball into the end zone. His accuracy has steadily improved in the spring and off-season in field goals and point after production.

Martinz is a junior from Danville, California.

(Photo left) Coach Steve Greatwood (center) barks orders to Jacob Hucko (78) (Photo by Dave O'Shea)

The biggest question mark for the Oregon offense is the offensive line. The Ducks lost four seniors to graduation. Center Enoka Lucas and guard Sean Flanagan are the most experienced performers but tackles Geoff Schwartz, Max Unger and guard Palauni Ma Sun are big and athletic. While the Ducks may lack some experience, the current offensive line is considered very talented. One major factor in the development of the offensive line was made off-season when Steve Greatwood was moved from his defensive line coaching duties to the offensive line coach.

(Photo right) Running back Jonathan "Snoop" Stewart (23) (Photo by Dave O'Shea)

Perhaps the most anxiously awaited arrival for fans was the appearance of Jonathan Stewart. While most thought Stewart would be wearing No. 28, the number and jersey already belonged to sophomore running back Andiel Brown. Stewart indicated that his new teammate Brown helped him go through the playbook the night before training camp started. Whether wearing 28 or 23, Stewart promises to be a player to watch in 2005.

(edited to reflect John Breza (46) in top photo)

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