Tiger Coaches Announce Football Depth Chart

Auburn football head coach Gene Chizik and his assistants have completed their depth chart for the season opener.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn football coach Gene Chizik announced the depth chart on Monday for his team's season-opening game vs. Utah State. The Tigers will take on the Aggies on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Tigers, who posted a 14-0 record on the way to winning the SEC Championship and the BCS Championship, must replace eight starters on offense and eight starters on defense along with field goal kicker Wes Byrum and punter Ryan Shoemaker.

Included the in players the Tigers are replacing are the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, quarterback Cam Newton, and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, tackle Nick Fairley. Newton won numerous awards including the Heisman Trophy. Fairley won the Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman.

The depth chart features one true freshman as a starter, center Reese Dismukes. Chizik said to expect 12 to 15 true freshman to see action in game one from his 2011 recruiting class ranked No. 1 by Scout.com.

The following is Auburn's depth chart:

OFFENSE

Quarterback:

14 Barrett Trotter (6-2/207/Jr./Birmingham, Ala.)
15 Clint Moseley (6-4/223/So./Leroy, Ala.)
10 Kiehl Frazier (6-2/220/Fr./Springdale, Ark.)

Running Back:

23 Onterio McCalebb (5-11/174/Jr./Fort Meade, Fla.)
5 Michael Dyer (5-9/210/So./Little Rock, Ark.)
21 Tre Mason (5-10/190/Fr./Lake Worth, Fla.)

H-Back:

43 Philip Lutzenkirchen (6-5/250/Jr./Marietta, Ga.)
11 Brandon Fulse (6-4/238/Fr./Fort Meade, Fla.)
37 Ladarious Phillips (6-0/291/RFr./Roanoke, Ala.)

Wide Receiver:

80 Emory Blake (6-2/197/Jr./Austin, Texas)
3 DeAngelo Benton (6-2/203/Jr./Bastrop, La.)

Wide Receiver:

9 Quindarius Carr (6-1/185/Sr./Huntsville, Ala.)
1 Trovon Reed (6-0/183/RFr./Thibodaux, La.)
4 Quan Bray (5-10/185/Fr./LaGrange, Ga.)

True freshman Quan Bray is on the depth chart at receiver and as a returner.

Wide Receiver:

85 Travante Stallworth (5-9/190/Jr./Leesville, La.)
81 C.J. Uzomah (6-4/236/Fr./Suwanee, Ga.)
89 Jaylon Denson (6-3/197/Fr./Hoover, Ala.)

Left Tackle:

75 Brandon Mosley (6-6/310/Sr./Jefferson, Ga.)
73 Greg Robinson (6-5/315/Fr./Thibodaux, La.)

Left Guard: 79 Jared Cooper (6-4/296/Sr./Brewton, Ala.)
57 Christian Westerman (6-3/280/Fr./Chandler, Ariz.)
Center:

50 Reese Dismukes (6-3/300/Fr./Spanish Fort, Ala.)
63 Blake Burgess (6-2/285/So./Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
65 Tunde Fariyike (6-2/290/RFr./Thomaston, Ga.)

Right Guard:

71 John Sullen (6-5/333/Jr./Auburn, Ala.)
60 Eric Mack (6-3/315/RFr./St. Matthews. S.C.)

Right Tackle:

62 Chad Slade (6-5/308/RFr./Moody, Ala.)
77 A.J. Greene (6-5/295/Sr./Madison, Tenn.)

DEFENSE

Left End:

55 Corey Lemonier (6-4/240/So./Hialeah, Fla.)
95 Dee Ford (6-2/245/Jr./Odenville, Ala.)
10 LaDarius Owens (6-2/237/RFr./Bessemer, Ala.)

Tackle (NG): 54 Jeffrey Whitaker (6-2/312/So./Warner Robins, Ga.)
98 Angelo Blackson (6-4/325/Fr./Bear, Del.) or
74 Jamar Travis (6-0/294/Jr./Brewton, Ala.)

Tackle:

92 Kenneth Carter (6-4/290/So./Greenville, Ala.)
96 Devaunte Sigler (6-4/275/Fr./Mobile, Ala.) or
90 Gabe Wright (6-3/316/Fr./Columbus, Ga.)

True freshman Devaunte Sigler has made a move at defensive tackle in the preseason.

Right End:

94 Nosa Eguae (6-3/258/So./Mansfield, Texas)
13 Craig Sanders (6-4/260/So./Clio, Ala.)
52 Justin Delaine (6-5/238/RFr./Linden, Ala.)

Weakside Linebacker:

35 Jonathan Evans (5-11/225/Jr./Prichard, Ala.)
26 Justin Garrett (6-1/205/Fr./Tucker, Ga.)

Linebacker:

5 Jake Holland (6-1/235/So./Pelham, Ala.)
21 Eltoro Freeman (5-11/228/Sr./Alexander City, Ala.)

Linebacker:

25 Daren Bates (5-11/205/Jr./Memphis, Tenn.)
58 Harris Gaston (6-2/236/So./Bessemer, Ala.)

Left Cornerback:

11 Chris Davis (5-11/188/So./Birmingham, Ala.)
6 Jonathan Mincy (5-10/180/RFr./Decatur, Ga.) or
27 Robensen Therezie (5-9/192/Fr./Miami, Fla.)

Safety:

15 Neiko Thorpe (6-3/195/Sr./Tucker, Ga.)
14 Erique Florence (6-1/187/Fr./Valley, Ala.)
20 Drew Cole (5-11/190/Sr./Picayune, Miss.)

Safety:

12 Demetruce McNeal (6-2/193/So./College Park, Ga.)
24 Ryan Smith (6-2/208/So./Cordova, Ala.) or
16 Ikeem Means (6-0/205/Jr./Wetumpka, Ala.)

Right Cornerback:

22 T'Sharvan Bell (6-0/185/Jr./Kissimmee, Fla.)
19 Ryan White (5-11/192/So./Tallahassee, Fla.)
28 Jonathan Rose (6-2/185/Fr./Leeds, Ala.)

Nickel:

22 T'Sharvan Bell (6-0/185/Jr./Kissimmee, Fla.)
3 Jermaine Whitehead (5-11/183/Fr./Greenwood, Miss.)
31 Trent Fisher (6-1/186/RFr./Nashville, Tenn.)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: 36 Cody Parkey (6-0/190/So./Jupiter, Fla.)
29 Chandler Brooks (6-1/173/Sr./Huntsville, Ala.)

Punter: 30 Steven Clark (6-5/226/So./Kansas City, Mo.)
29 Chandler Brooks (6-1/173/Sr./Huntsville, Ala.)

Deep Snapper:

61 Josh Harris (6-1/230/Jr./Carrollton, Ga.)
65 Jake Lembke (6-0/234/RFr./New Lenox, Ill.)

Holder:

19 Ryan White (5-11/192/So./Tallahassee, Fla.)
29 Chandler Brooks (6-1/173/Sr./Huntsville, Ala.)

Punt Returner:

1 Trovon Reed (6-0/183/RFr./Thibodaux, La.) or
4 Quan Bray (5-10/185/Fr./LaGrange, Ga.)

Kick Returner:

4 Quan Bray (5-10/185/Fr./LaGrange, Ga.) and
23 Onterio McCalebb (5-11/174/Jr./Fort Meade, Fla.)
21 Tre Mason (5-10/190/Fr./Lake Worth, Fla.)

The Tigers did a rehearsal practice on Sunday night for Saturday's 11 a.m. contest vs. Utah State, which will be making its first ever appearance on Auburn's schedule. The players are off on Monday and will return to practice to continue preparations for the Aggies on Tuesday evening.


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