Jonesboro (ASU) – With its first workout scheduled for Friday at 5:15 p.m. and its season opener one month away, the Arkansas State football team reported Wednesday for the Red Wolves' fall camp that will include 19 practices leading up to the start of classes at ASU on Aug. 23.
The Red Wolves held their first team meeting Wednesday and will go through several orientation sessions Thursday before taking part in ASU's annual Football Media Day on Friday at 11:00 a.m. ASU will conclude its fall camp Aug. 21 with its annual Fan Appreciation Day.
In conjunction with ASU's student move-in day and football's Fan Appreciation Day, the athletic department will also hold its "License to Howl" program on Aug. 21 at the ASU baseball parking lot. The program will get underway at 9:00 a.m. and feature food, prizes and Red Wolves license plates for all attending.
Among ASU's reporting players was senior offensive lineman Dominic Padrta, who was recently granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. Padrta, a preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2009, suffered a season-ending injury in the Red Wolves' season opener a year ago. With the addition of Padrta, A-State now has 10 offensive lineman on this year's team with starting experience.
"This is always an exciting day for our program," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts. "We are certainly ready to set the tone for our program the next couple of days and get on the practice field Friday."