LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State’s football team will officially begin fall camp on Friday, Aug. 4, with its first practice from 2:10 to 4:15 p.m., on the USU practice field located between Maverik Stadium and the Stan Laub Indoor practice facility.
All practices during the first two weeks of fall camp are open to the public. Fans are also invited to its last scrimmage as part of Family Football Fun Day, sponsored by Macey’s, at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m.
Fifth-year head coach Matt Wells welcomes back 14 starters (O-6, D-8) and 38 letterwinners (O-16, D-20, S-2) from last year’s squad that lost five Mountain West games by a combined 29 points (5.8 ppg).
Practices on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, will have players in helmets, practice jerseys and shorts as part of the five-day acclimation period before adding shoulder pads for practices on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8. USU will then be in full pads on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Among those returning in 2017 include senior quarterback Kent Myers, who earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors as a sophomore in 2015. Overall, Myers has played in 28 games in his Utah State career with 25 starts, and ranks fourth all-time in school history in completion percentage (.605), sixth all-time in total offense (5,963 yards), tied for eighth all-time with 31 career touchdown passes, and ninth all-time in career passing yards (4,848), career completions (411) and career pass attempts (679).
Furthermore, Myers has rushed for 1,115 yards on 257 carries (4.4 ypc) during his career and ranks 25th all-time in school history in career rushing yards, including third all-time among quarterbacks. He also has a career interception percentage of just 0.021, which ranks first all-time in school history, with his 14 interceptions on 679 career attempts.
Highlighting Utah State’s defensive returners is senior cornerback Jalen Davis, who has started all 36 games he has played in during his Aggie career. In all, Davis ranks first among all active USU players in tackles (147), tackles for loss (12.0), sacks (4.0), interceptions (6), pass breakups (21) and forced fumbles (3).
Along with the players mentioned above, Utah State returns five other starters on offense in senior OL Preston Brooksby, senior RB Tonny Lindsey, Jr., junior WRs Ron’quavion Tarver and Zach Van Leeuwen, and junior OL KJ Uluave. USU also returns seven other starters on defense in senior CB Wesley Bailey, senior LB Alex Huerta, senior BS Dallin Leavitt, senior DE Ian Togiai, junior BS Gaje Ferguson, junior LB Derek Larsen and junior FS Jontrell Rocquemore. As for its specialists, USU returns two letterwinners here in senior LS Emmett Odegard and junior P Aaron Dalton.
Utah State will begin the 2017 season at Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. (MT), in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN. USU’s home opener will be on Thursday, Sept. 7, against Idaho State at 6 p.m., while its Mountain West opener will be at San José State on Saturday, Sept. 23.
All practice reports during fall camp will be brought to you by R&O Construction.
For ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can become season ticket holders for as low as $110. New for 2017 are Value Season Ticket Plans, which include four adult season tickets on the east side of the stadium starting at $450. Youth season tickets are available for just $60 and Family Plans, consisting of two adult tickets and three youth tickets, can be purchased for as low as $340.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
Utah State Football Practice Dates, Times and Location
Fri., Aug. 4 --- 2:10 - 4:15 p.m. (Practice Field)
Sat., Aug. 5 --- 2:10 - 4:15 p.m. (Practice Field)
Mon., Aug. 7 --- 2:10 - 4:15 p.m. (Practice Field)
Tues., Aug. 8 --- 2:10 - 4:15 p.m. (Maverik Stadium)
Wed., Aug. 9 --- 2:10 - 4:15 p.m. (Maverik Stadium)
Thurs., Aug. 10 --- 2:05 - 2:50 p.m. (Practice Field)
Fri., Aug. 11 --- 2:10 - 4:00 pm (Practice Field)
Sat., Aug. 12 --- 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Maverik Stadium) --- Scrimmage #1
Mon., Aug. 14 --- 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. (Practice Field)
Tues., Aug. 15 --- 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. (Maverik Stadium)
Wed., Aug. 16 --- 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Maverik Stadium) --- Scrimmage #2
Thurs., Aug. 17 --- 4:35 - 5:25 p.m. (Practice Field)
Fri., Aug. 18 --- 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. (Practice Field)
FOOTBALL FAMILY FUN DAY, sponsored by Macey’s
Sat., Aug. 19 --- 2 p.m. (Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium) --- Scrimmage #3
Mon., Aug. 21 --- 1:35 - 3:40 p.m. (Practice Field) – Practice Closed
Tues., Aug. 22 --- 1:35 - 3:40 p.m. (Practice Field) – Practice Closed
Wed., Aug. 23 --- 1:35 - 3:40 p.m. (Practice Field) – Practice Closed
Thur., Aug. 24 --- 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. (Maverik Stadium) – Practice Closed
Fri., Aug. 25 --- 4:25 - 5:10 p.m. (Practice Field) – Practice Closed
Sat., Aug. 26 --- 9:10 - 11:15 a.m. (Maverik Stadium) – Practice Closed
End of Camp
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