HUNTSVILLE — Alabama A&M Head Football Coach James Spady welcomed nearly 90 players to “The Hill” Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming season.

The players reported to a full day of activities, including checking into their rooms and taking physicals. After dinner, Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks and Pastor Troy Garner spoke during a team meeting, followed by the players getting their A&M Maroon & White equipment. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B00QJ9HUF4″ locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]

Camp got underway Wednesday morning.

The players took a 5:30 a.m. run to start their first official day as Bulldogs. After meetings, the players will hit the field at 3 p.m. for the first of 29 practices leading up to the Sept. 3 season opener at Middle Tennessee State.

They will practice in just helmets and shorts Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. and “shells” (helmets and shoulder pads) Friday and Saturday (3 p.m. both days). On Sunday at 3 p.m., they’ll work out in full pads for the first time. The practices are open to the public.

The Bulldogs have two-a-day practices Aug. 8, Aug. 10 and Aug. 15. They are in full pads at 10 a.m. and shells at 3:30 p.m. each day.

The first scrimmage is set for Aug. 13 at 9:50 a.m. The other scrimmages are Aug. 20 at 6:15 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. as part of Fan Day.

The home opener is Sept. 17 when Prairie View A&M visits for the Louis Crews Classic. Kickoff is 6 p.m.

Courtesy: AAMU Athletics


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