Aug. 2, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor head football coach Art Briles opens his 2013 fall camp with a practice at 2:50 p.m. Monday at the Highers Complex Fields.
In his sixth season in Waco, Briles and staff will welcome 105 student-athletes who report to camp on Sunday.
Following the three-week camp, Baylor opens the 2013 season and the final one at historic Floyd Casey Stadium with a game against Wofford at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.
The Bears return 15 starters - six on offense, seven on defense and two on special teams - and a total of 47 lettermen from a squad that went 8-5 and won the Holiday Bowl.
Including Monday, Baylor is slated to have 14 practices over the next three weeks, before moving into its game-week preparations. The team's annual Meet The Bears day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10. The team will scrimmage at 11:45 a.m. followed by an autograph session with fans at 1 p.m.
BU was picked to finish fifth in the Big 12 in a vote of the conference's media and is currently receiving votes in the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll. Individually, Baylor placed three players onto the preseason All-Big 12 Football Team with junior RB Lache Seastrunk earning Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors.
Richardson was also recognized on the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award preseason watch lists, while Hager, who led the Big 12 in tackles last season, is a candidate for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Bednarik Award, the Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award.
Other Bears to be recognized in the preseason include senior S Ahmad Dixon, who is a Thorpe Award candidate and on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list, senior RB Glasco Martin, who is a Doak Walker Award candidate, senior TE Jordan Najvar, who is on the Mackey Award watch list and senior WR Tevin Reese, who is a Biletnikoff Award nominee.
Monday's practice is open to the public. For future practice information, contact the football office at 254-710-3058.
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