Irish Depth Chart

Notre Dame's two-deep depth chart and probable contributors for today's contest vs. Utah.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Sophomore QB Tommy Rees will make his first career start.


  1. Freshman Tommy Rees
  2. Junior Nate Montana
  3. Brian Castello (walk-on)


  1. Sophomore Cierre Wood
  2. Senior Robert Hughes
  3. Junior Jonas Gray

"W" Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Senior Duval Kamara

"X" Receiver:

  1. Junior John Goodman or Freshman Tai-ler Jones
  2. Freshman Bennett Jackson

"Z" Receiver (slot):

  1. Freshman Tai-ler Jones or Sophomore Robby Toma
    Note: If healthy (hamstring), Jones will start at either the X or Z receiver position.

Tight End:

  1. Sophomore Tyler Eifert
  2. Senior Mike Ragone

Left Tackle:

  1. Sophomore Zack Martin
  2. Senior Andrew Nuss

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 Matt Romine

Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Kapron Lewis-Moore
  2. Senior Emeka Nwankwo

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Ethan Johnson
  2. Freshman Kona Schwenke
    Note: Schwenke made his 2010 debut in Week Nine vs. Tulsa.

Nose Guard:

  1. Junior Sean Cwynar
  2. Junior Hafis Williams
    Note: Senior starter Ian Williams remains out with an MCL sprain.

"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 could play as well.

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te'o
  2. Sophomore Dan Fox and Junior Anthony McDonald

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese or Senior Brian Smith
  2. Sophomore Dan Fox
  3. Junior Anthony McDonald
    Note: Sophomore Carlo Calabrese is questionable for today's contest with a hamstring injury suffered in the second half of the October 23 contest vs. Navy. IrishEyes will update Calabrese's status closer to game time. Senior OLB Brian Smith started in this spot on October 31 vs. Tulsa.

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Sophomore Zeke Motta
  2. Junior Jamoris Slaughter

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Junior Dan McCarthy
    Note: McCarthy is unlikely to play due to a severely injured hamstring.

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Gary Gray
  2. Robert Blanton

Special Teams

  • Placekicker: Senior David Ruffer
  • Kick-offs: Senior David Ruffer or Sophomore Nick Tausch
  • Punter: Sophomore Ben Turk
  • Punt Return: Junior John Goodman
  • Kick Return: Freshman Bennett Jackson, freshman Austin Collinsworth or sophomore Cierre Wood. Junior Jonas Gray could also appear as a return option
  • Long Snapper: Sophomore Jordan Cowart
  • Short Snapper: Junior Braxston Cave
  • Holder: Junior Ryan Kavanagh Top Stories