Louisville Football: Spring Roster Breakdown

Louisville football begins spring practice on March 24 and continues until the annual Red-White spring game on April 17. Here's a quick roster breakdown and a look at the spring depth chart.

University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino welcomes back 42 letterwinners and a collection of newcomers to the practice fields this month with the start of spring practice. The offense returns 20, including six starters, with the defense returning just four starters of the 22 that were on the roster last season.

Competition will run high as players vie for the multiple open positions. Cardinal Authority will have spring practice covered from start to finish, including player and coach interviews, news updates, features, video and more.

Here's a few essentials as a spring refresher:

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Roster Breakdown

  • OFFENSE (6): QB Reggie Bonnafon, QB Will Gardner, OT Aaron Epps, C Tobijah Hughley, WR James Quick, RB Brandon Radcliff
  • DEFENSE (4): LB James Burgess, LB Keith Kelsey, DE Sheldon Rankins, DT Pio Vatuvei

Only three seniors, all on the offensive line, are present on the offensive depth chart for spring practice. There are only six seniors on the defensive depth chart. Here's how the entire roster breaks down by class:

  • Freshman: 9
  • Sophomore: 27
  • Junior: 31
  • Senior: 12

Players that spent 2014 as a redshirt season:

  • OFFENSE: OL Danny Burns, TE Micky Crum, QB Tyler Ferguson, RB Malin Jones, OL Lukayus McNeil
  • DEFENSE: S Josh Harvey-Clemons, LB Isaac Stewart, CB Cornelius Sturghill, DL Tae Thibodeaux, CB Shaq Wiggins

Top Returnees

RUSHING
ATT YDS TD
Brandon Radcliff
144 751 12
L.J. Scott
29 201 2
Reggie Bonnafon
72 164 5
PASSING ATT COMP INT YDS TD
Will Gardner
127 221 3 1,669 12
Reggie Bonnafon
61 120 4 864 5
Kyle Bolin
45 78 3 716 4
RECEIVING REC YDS TD
James Quick
36 566 3
Keith Towbridge
9 107 0
Charles Standberry
7 57 2
L.J. Scott
7 36 0
Brandon Radcliff
6 84 0
TACKLES S A TOT
Keith Kelsey
60 27 87
James Burgess
43 28 71
Sheldon Rankins
31 22 53
DeAngelo Brown
12 8 20

Out for Spring

A short list of players will not participate during spring practice as they continue to recover from injuries.

Senior running back Corvin Lamb, junior quarterback Will Gardner, senior safety Jermaine Reve, and senior linebacker Trevon Young are expected to miss the month of spring practice.

Additionally, linebackers James Burgess and Nick Dawson will see limited action as they also return from injury.

Depth Chart

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

SPECIAL
TEAMS

QB #7 Reggie Bonnafon
LE #98 Sheldon Rankins
P #40 Josh Appleby
-or- #14 Kyle Bolin
#14
Drew Bailey
-or- #5 Tyler Ferguson
NT #97 DeAngelo Brown
RB #23 Brandon Radcliff
#90 Johnny Richardson
PK #45 John Wallace
#27 L.J. Scott
RE #44 Pio Vatuvei
#47 Jon Brown
#34 Jeremy Smith
#95 Kyle Shortridge
#33 Malin Jones
SAM #1 Keith Brown
LS #84 Colin Holba
FB #39 Griffin Uhl
#52 Nick Dawson
XWR #19 Ja'Quay Williams
#99 James Hearns
H #40
Josh Appleby
#84 Gio Pascascio MIKE #55 Keith Kelsey
#82 Dontez Byrd
#32 Stacy Thomas
PR #2 Jamari Staples
WWR #17 James Quick
#46 Lamar Atkins
#19 Ja'Quay Williams
#80 Charles Standberry
MO #13 James Burgess
#15 Traveon Samuel
#15 Traveon Samuel #42 Isaac Stewart
ZWR #2 Jamari Staples WILL #96 Henry Famurewa
KR #19 Ja'Quay Williams
#88 Javonte Bagley
#57 Finesse Middleton
#88 Javonte Bagley
-or- #1 Paul Harris
#91 Trevon Young
#17 James Quick
TE #89 Keith Towbridge LCB #6 Shaq Wiggins
#3 Cornelius Sturghill
#83
Micky Crum
#29 Trumaine Washington
#18 Cole Hikutini
S #25 Josh Harvey Clemons
LT #76 Kelby Johnson
#41 Jerod Barnes
#72 Lukayus McNeil
S #22 Chucky Williams
LG #73 Pedro Sibiea
#24 Zykesis Canon
#50 Khalil Hunter
#30 Richard Benjamin
C #61 Tobijah Hughley
RCB #3 Cornelius Sturghill
#62 T.C. Klusman
#10 Jaire Alexander
RG #75 Skylar Lacy
#64 Gabe Ahner
RT #78 Aaron Epps
#68 Danny Burns


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