Game Day Depth Chart

A look at Notre Dame's two-deep depth chart for today's matchup with the Panthers.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Junior running back Jonas Gray (unlikely to play) and senior right tackle Taylor Dever (questionable) are the only pre-game injuries of note. Dever's right tackle position is charged with blocking Pittsburgh's best defensive player, left defensive end Jabaal Sheard.


  1. Junior Dayne Crist
  2. Junior Nate Montana or Freshman Tommy Rees


  1. Senior Armando Allen
  2. Junior Robert Hughes
    Note: Sophomore Cierre Wood will also play Saturday. Junior Jonas Gray (knee) is likely out for the second straight week.

"W" Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Senior Duval Kamara
    Note: Kamara has not played since Game Three.

"X" Receiver:

  1. Junior John Goodman
  2. Freshman T.J. Jones
    Note: Goodman started last week in Boston though Jones was listed as the starter. Jones was again listed in the team's official game notes, but its irrelevant as both Goodman and Jones will see ample time vs. the Panthers.

"Z" Receiver (slot):

  1. Sophomore Theo Riddick
  2. Sophomore Robby Toma
    Note: Toma has appeared in just two contests this season.

Tight End:

  1. Junior Kyle Rudolph
  2. Sophomore Tyler Eifert
    Note: Senior Mike Ragone should also see action

Left Tackle:

  1. Sophomore Zack Martin
  2. Senior Matt Romine
    Note: Romine could also see action at right tackle if Taylor Dever is unable to play.

Left Guard:

  1. 5th-Year Senior Chris Stewart
  2. Sophomore Chris Watt


  1. Junior Braxston Cave
  2. Junior Mike Golic or Chris Watt

Right Guard:

  1. Junior Trevor Robinson
  2. Junior Mike Golic

Right Tackle:

  1. Senior Taylor Dever
  2. Senior Andrew Nuss
    Note: Dever is a game time decision due to a hamstring injury.

Defensive Depth Chart

Sophomore inside linebacker Manti Te'o missed Thursday's practice due to the stomach flu. Head coach Brian Kelly noted that Te'o could have played in a game that day.

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Kapron Lewis-Moore
  2. Junior Hafis Williams

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Ethan Johnson
  2. Senior Emeka Nwankwo

Nose Guard:

  1. Senior Ian Williams
  2. Junior Sean Cwynar
    Note: Cwynar has also seen time at DE over the last three contests.

"CAT" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Junior Darius Fleming
  2. Freshman Prince Shembo

"DOG" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Senior Kerry Neal
  2. Senior Brian Smith
    Note: Junior Steve Filer played last week from scrimmage vs. the Eagles and should see time again today.

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te'o
  2. Freshman Danny Spond or Sophomore Dan Fox

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese
  2. Junior Anthony McDonald

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Junior Jamoris Slaughter
  2. Sophomore Zeke Motta

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Junior Dan McCarthy

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Gary Gray
  2. Robert Blanton

Special Teams

Sophomore Nick Tausch won the kick-off role this week due to better kick placement during practice.
  • Placekicker: Senior David Ruffer
  • Kick-offs: Sophomore Nick Tausch
  • Punter: Sophomore Ben Turk
  • Punt Return: Junior John Goodman or senior Armando Allen
  • Kick Return: Freshman Bennett Jackson, Sophomore Theo Riddick or Sophomore Cierre Wood.
  • Long Snapper: Sophomore Jordan Cowart
  • Short Snapper: Senior Bill Flavin
  • Holder: Junior Ryan Kavanagh Top Stories