Photos: Oregon football — Ducks hold first practice in San Antonio at Alamo Heights High School

Posted by Michael Arellano and Ryan Kang on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 9:46 am.

The Oregon Ducks held their first practice since arriving in San Antonio, using the facilities at Alamo Heights High School. With offensive players in white, defensive wearing green, quarterback in red, and scout players wearing orange, the fields were a blur of color as the Ducks got some warm-up reps in under overcast skies before local media. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) was practicing without a knee brace and tight end Pharaoh Brown (suspended from the Alamo Bowl after a snow-day incident) was seen along the sidelines.

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) holds up the football as he heads back to the offensive area. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) holds up the football as he heads back to the offensive area. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich cracks a smile as he faces the scrum of media and players along the sidelines. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich cracks a smile as he faces the scrum of media and players along the sidelines. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A line of quarterbacks begin to throw during Oregon's first practice in San Antonio, Texas at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A line of quarterbacks begin to throw during Oregon’s first practice in San Antonio, Texas at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) passes by the Oregon equipment truck at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hamani Stevens (54) passes by the Oregon equipment truck at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior defensive back Terrance Mitchell (27) suits up as he heads out onto the field. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior defensive back Terrance Mitchell (27) suits up as he heads out onto the field. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon freshman kicker Matt Wogan (49) practices looping in and out of hurdles. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman kicker Matt Wogan (49) practices looping in and out of hurdles. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior cornerback Avery Patterson (21) stretches his legs before practicing at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior cornerback Avery Patterson (21) stretches his legs before practicing at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De'Anthony Thomas (6) heads back to the line of scrimmage after running a practice route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De’Anthony Thomas (6) heads back to the line of scrimmage after running a practice route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior wide receiver Eric Dungy (19) carries downfield. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior wide receiver Eric Dungy (19) carries downfield. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior defensive end Tony Washington (91) comes out of Alamo Heights High School locker room. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior defensive end Tony Washington (91) comes out of Alamo Heights High School locker room. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior wide receiver Keanon Lowe (7) makes his way to the football field for Oregon's first practice in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior wide receiver Keanon Lowe (7) makes his way to the football field for Oregon’s first practice in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team pass by the equipment truck as they head onto the football field for practice Thursday morning. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team pass by the equipment truck as they head onto the football field for practice Thursday morning. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner (24), Oregon sophomore wide receiver B.J. Kelley (23) and Oregon sophomore wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) make their way back to the offensive area during Oregon's practice at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner (24), Oregon sophomore wide receiver B.J. Kelley (23) and Oregon sophomore wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) make their way back to the offensive area during Oregon’s practice at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost arrives to the practice field. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost arrives to the practice field. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Oregon offensive line practices with scouts in the practice field at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon offensive line practices with scouts in the practice field at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) takes off on a carry route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff (1) takes off on a carry route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti shouts encouragement at his players during warmups. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti shouts encouragement at his players during warmups. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Puddles receives a warm welcome to Alamo Heights High School in the form of a stocking. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Puddles “The Duck” receives a warm welcome to Alamo Heights High School in the form of a stocking. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) reels in a pass as he makes a cut on his route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) reels in a pass as he makes a cut on his route. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Dwayne Stanford (18) tracks down a simulated fumble recovery. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Dwayne Stanford (18) tracks down a simulated fumble recovery. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and running back Byron Marshall (9) wait for the next rep during warmups. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and running back Byron Marshall (9) wait for the next rep during warmups. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Oregon equipment truck sits outside the football field at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon equipment truck sits outside the football field at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team held their first practice in San Antonio at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon football team held its first practice in San Antonio at Alamo Heights High School. The Oregon Ducks practice for the Alamo Bowl at Alamo Heights High School on Dec. 26, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)