Baylor Bears Start Spring 2012 Drills

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 1: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears dives for the end zone to complete a 43-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Baylor Bears football spring drills begin today.

The Baylor Bears begin their post-Robert Griffin III era with light practice spring drills on Tuesday, which will extend until April 14. The Bears worked out in helmets and shorts for about 140 minutes at the university's practice facility, Highers Complex.

Head coach Art Briles begins his fifth season in 2012 with a team made up of 54 returning lettermen from 2011, while bringing in a pair of scholarship newcomers for spring drills (mid-year junior college signee Eddie Lackey of Riverside Community College and early high school graduate Lynx Hawthorne from Refugio High School).

The Bears are coming off one of the most electric college football games history with their victory in the 2011 Valero Alamo bowl, which became the fifth most-watched non-BCS bowl game in ESPN history and ESPN's top non-BCS game of the year.

The 2012 Bears roster includes 16 returning starters (six offensive, eight defensive and two specialists) from last year's team.

For more information on the Baylor Bears, visit Our Daily Bears.

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