Vernon Adams Jr. joins Oregon Ducks for first Alamo Bowl practice in San … – OregonLive.com
SAN ANTONIO — The Oregon Ducks held their first practice Sunday since arriving for the Alamo Bowl, and their starting quarterback was in attendance.
After being delayed due to severe weather in the Dallas area Saturday, senior Vernon Adams Jr. — whose start to fall camp was delayed by academics rather than air travel — made his connection into San Antonio and by 10 a.m. Sunday was making connections with his wide receivers during UO’s first workout at Alamo Heights High School.
Like Adams, freshman offensive lineman Shane Lemieux also arrived just in time for practice due to delayed travels plans, according to UO, while running back Langston Stuckey was still en route as of Sunday morning.
The high school also hosted UO’s practices in 2013 during the run-up to Oregon’s victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
Middle linebacker Joe Walker, who sat out the Civil War due to injury, practiced Sunday during the 15 minutes that were open to media, and he wore a wrap on an ankle.
Tight end Pharaoh Brown, who is redshirting this season while undergoing a long recovery from a massive leg injury suffered in November 2014 — but is expected to return for his senior year in 2016 — ran naturally with his position group. The only position group not seen was the defensive linemen, who were apparently working out elsewhere near the high school’s complex.
— Andrew Greif