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@OhioFootball Wraps Up First Week of Spring Practice

March 18, 2017

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio football program wrapped up its first week of spring camp Saturday heading outside for the first time during spring workouts to practice at Peden Stadium. 

The Bobcats also put on the pads for the first time during spring workouts on Saturday.

The first week of fall practice saw freshman wide receiver Willie Cherry (Wichita Falls, Texas) make a spectacular catch which gained national attention on social media and broadcast sports, appearing on Top Plays on ESPN Sports Center.

Cherry, an early enrollee at Ohio, played quarterback and wide receiver at Rider High School including serving as captain and earning MVP honors as a senior.


Connecting with Cherry early in spring practice has been sophomore quarterback Nathan Rourke (Ontario, Canada), who transferred to Ohio at the beginning of the spring semester from Fort Scott Community College.

In one year at Fort Scott Rourke played in all 11 games leading the Greyhounds to a 4-7 record threw for 2,367 yards and 18 touchdowns, rushed for three touchdowns and was named First Team All-KJCCC.

Ohio has 12 more practices remaining on its spring practice schedule.

All spring practices are open to the general public and fans are encouraged to attend. 

Practice 4 – March 20, 8 a.m.
Practice 5 – March 22, 8 a.m.
Practice 6 – March 24, 8 a.m.
Practice 7 – March 27, 8 a.m.
Practice 8 – March 29, 8 a.m.
Practice 9 – March 31, 8 a.m.
Practice 10 – April 4, 8 a.m.
Practice 11 – April 6, 8 a.m.
Equipment Spring Sale – April 8, 12 p.m. *
Practice 12 – April 8, 2 p.m.
Practice 13 – April 10, 8 a.m.
Practice 14 – April 12, 8 a.m.
Practice 15 – April 14, 8 a.m.
*time subject to change/more information to be released at later date  

Times and locations are subject to change. For updates to the spring practice schedule follow @OhioBobcats and @OhioFootball on Twitter.

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