Cardinal Conclude First Day of Fall Camp

Aug. 10, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - On a warm morning on the field turf at Palo Alto High School, Stanford held its first workout of fall camp in preparation for the 2009 season.

The Cardinal began its workout at 8:30 a.m. and concluded at approximately 11:10 a.m.

'It was a very good workout for the first day,' said head coach Jim Harbaugh. 'It was obvious to all of our coaches our off-season conditioning program has really paid dividends. I think we are much better conditioned football team heading into this camp than we have been in years past.'

'We want to maximize every minute we have on the field leading up to the opener and we accomplished that today.'

Stanford ran through a series of individual drills followed by 11-on-11 sets and conditioning drills. The Cardinal will wear helmets only for its first two practice sessions before dressing in shells for workouts on Wednesday and Thursday. The first full-pad workout is set for Friday.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Andrew Luck looked impressive in working with the first team offense. Toby Gerhart, who set Stanford's single-season rushing record last season, wore a yellow 'no touch' jersey on his first day back on the field since the last game of last season. Gerhart did not participate in spring drills as he concentrated on baseball duties.

Stanford will workout at Palo Alto High School through Friday of this week before moving back to Elliott Field on campus for Saturday morning's practice. Workouts begin at 8:30 a.m. and are open to the public.

The team will host its first two-a-day practice session on Sunday, with workouts scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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