Veteran Spartans Impressed With Start Of Fall Football Practice

Aug. 2, 2018

For San Jose State University football wide receiver Tre Hartley and linebacker Jamal Scott, the energy and enthusiasm at the start of another fall camp is evident.

And, that's with the team being split into two groups -- veterans in one group and newcomers and those with minimal playing time in the other for the first few days of practice leading up to the August 30 opener versus UC Davis in CEFCU Stadium.

"... The young guys are separated from us right now (in practice), but they are getting a hold of things. Once you bring it all together, I'm really excited about that," said Scott, who toped the team with 3.0 quarterback sacks and scored one of the Spartans' two defensive touchdowns in 2017.

"Since that Wyoming game, something has carried from that game until now. There's been a whole bunch of improvements in this whole year and this whole process until last year has been totally different until now. Energy and everything has been brought every single day."

Scott was a starter in 12 of the team's 13 games and finished with 70 tackles including 10.0 tackles for loss, third on last year's team. He and Ethan Aguayo are San Jose State's most experienced linebackers.

 

 

"We're a tight-knit group. We lean on each other when things are going wrong... We've been focusing on helping out each other. `KC' (Wide receiver coach Kevin Cummings) has done a real good job of getting us in line, getting us in order, helping us with our plays and stuff like that," said Hartley, the Spartans' leading pass catcher in 2017 with 37 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns.

The Spartans will continue practicing in two groups through August 3.

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