March 18, 2013

Sun Devil Football begins spring practice on March 19

Posted: March 18, 2013
The Sun Devil Marching Band and Spirit Line rev up the crowd of 55,000 plus on hand for one of last season's football games.
Photo by: Tom Story

Arizona State University head football coach Todd Graham, his staff and the team will begin spring practice at 8:30 a.m., March 19, at the Kajikawa Practice Facility. ASU's 15 spring practice sessions will culminate with the highlight being the annual Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank on April 13. The Pac-12 Network will provide coverage of the event from Sun Devil Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m.

The practices run through April 18, and will be held at the Bill Kajikawa Practice Facility (except for Saturdays). Weekday practices begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until around 11 a.m. Saturday practice times are to be established. The annual Football Fan Fest will take place at Sun Devil Stadium on April 13 at 11 a.m. All practices are open to the public unless otherwise stated, and the Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank is free to attend. The full list of dates is below.

The Saturday, March 23 practice will feature the Second Annual Sun Devil Youth Experience Clinic afterward. Members of the Sun Devil coaching staff and current student-athletes will focus on several drills and fundamentals with area youth.

The 2013 football season will begin on September 5 versus Sacramento State in Sun Devil Stadium. In Coach Graham's first year ASU reached the eight-win plateau for the first time since 2007 and ended the season with three straight wins for the first time since 1978, including a 41-34 Territorial Cup victory in Tucson and a 62-28 win over Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Headlined by consensus first team All-American Will Sutton, the Sun Devils are returning 16 starters, including linebackersCarl Bradford and Chris Young, safety Alden Darby and defensive lineman Jaxon Hood on defense, and running backs D.J. Foster and Marion Grice, quarterback Taylor Kelly, tight end Chris Coyle and three offensive linemen on offense.

Spring Practice Dates/Times: 

Tuesday, March 19 -- 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Thursday, March 21 – 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Saturday, March 23 – 8:30 a.m. (2nd Annual Sun Devil Youth Experience Clinic to follow)
Sunday, March 24 -- 5 p.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Tuesday, March 26 -- 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Thursday, March 28 – 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Saturday, March 30 – time TBA
Tuesday, April 2 -- 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Thursday, April 4 – 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Saturday, April 6 – time TBA
Tuesday, April 9 -- 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Thursday, April 11 – 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Saturday, April 13 -- 11 a.m. Annual Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank (Sun Devil Stadium) Pac-12 Networks
Tuesday, April 16 – 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)
Thursday, April 18 -- 8:30 a.m. (Kajikawa Practice Facility)