Irish Game Day Depth Chart

An early look at Notre Dame's probable starters and key contributors tonight in the Bronx.

Note: IrishEyes will update today's two-deep should changes occur prior to game time.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Sophomore QB Tommy Rees will make his second career start.


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


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

"W" Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Junior John Goodman
  3. Freshman Bennett Jackson

"X" Receiver:

  1. Senior Duval Kamara
  2. Junior John Goodman

"Z" Receiver (slot):

  1. Sophomore Robby Toma
  2. Freshman Tai-ler Jones
    Note: Jones missed last week's contest vs. Utah due to a hamstring injury.

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

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 if Smith is forced to start inside.

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 and last week vs. Utah.

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. 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