UW fall camp – Day 15

Monday marked the last of five two-a-day practices, and the players were in shoulder pads and shorts Monday morning.

It also was the first practice since last Saturday’s scrimmage, and a day off for the players. But first-year coach Craig Bohl said some players were late to breakfast and he had to get on them prior to practice.

Here is what Bohl had to say after Monday morning’s practice:

UW’s new walk-on kicker — true freshman Pierce Royster — was at practice. He was not in pads as he has to go through an acclimation period. But he did some kicking with senior Stuart Williams prior to practice as Bohl watched. Both guys kicked field goals off a tee from numerous distances and locations on the field. Williams looked to be the most consistent of the two, and made one from 52 yards.

Here is a quick video of that:

Sophomore starting left tackle Nathan Leddige (concussion) was back and practice, and offensive line coach Scott Fuchs got in a good-natured jab on Leddige during pre-practice stretching: We got done with all the hard stuff so Leddige decided to come back.”

Sophomore outside linebacker Lucas Wacha (concussion) also was back at practice. Redshirt sophomore running back D.J. May has a minor case of turf toe and was held out of most of Monday morning’s practice. Bohl said that was precautionary and doesn’t expect May to miss a lot of time.

UW looked to be doing some scout team work for the Sept. 6 home game with Air Force. Senior quarterback Sam Stratton was the scout team quarterback, which he has done several time the last few years.

True freshmen quarterbacks Nick Smith and Austin Fort also worked with the scout team. Fort wore jersey No. 80 and Smith wore No. 85. When they came in for the team stretch, they were teased by teammates. Some called Smith “Ocho Cinco” for NFL and current CFL receiver Chad Johnson. Fort was called Jerry Rice by a few guys. Bohl said that doesn’t mean both will redshirt this season. That will be determined over the next week or two.

Bohl said true freshman running back Brian Hill, who had a 47-yard run in last Saturday’s scrimmage, will play this season. How much he carries the ball has yet to be determined, but Hill likely will play on some of UW’s special teams units.

A scout from the Chicago Bears was at practice.

Here are a couple of other short videos from Monday morning.

See Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net for more UW football coverage, including a story of an impressive weight-loss story of redshirt junior defensive tackle Troy Boyland, and what that could mean for him this season.