Game Day Depth Chart

A list of Notre Dame's starters and key reserves for today's Sun Bowl.

Update: Robert Hughes will start at tailback for the Irish. Check here and the premium Football Forum for game-time changes.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Quarterback:

  1. Freshman Tommy Rees
  2. Junior Nate Montana

Tailback:

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

"W" Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Junior John Goodman or freshman Daniel Smith

"X" Receiver:

  1. Freshman T.J. Jones
  2. Junior John Goodman or freshman Bennett Jackson

"Z" Receiver (slot):

  1. Sophomore Theo Riddick
  2. Sophomore Robby Toma

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

Center:

  1. Junior Braxston Cave
  2. Junior Mike Golic, Jr.

Right Guard:

  1. Junior Trevor Robinson
  2. Junior Mike Golic, Jr.

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. Junior Hafis Williams

Nose Guard:

  1. Senior Ian Williams
  2. Junior Sean Cwynar

"CAT" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Junior Darius Fleming
  2. Freshman Prince Shembo

"DOG" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Senior Kerry Neal
  2. Junior Steve Filer

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te'o
  2. Junior Anthony McDonald

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Senior Brian Smith
  2. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Sophomore Zeke Motta
  2. Junior Jamoris Slaughter

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Senior Chris Salvi

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Senior Gary Gray
  2. Junior Robert Blanton

Special Teams

  • Placekicker: Senior David Ruffer
  • Kick-offs: Senior David Ruffer
  • Punter: Sophomore Ben Turk
  • Punt Return: Junior John Goodman
  • Kick Return: Freshman Bennett Jackson and Austin Collinsworth or Cierre Wood
  • Long Snapper: Sophomore Jordan Cowart
  • Short Snapper: Junior Braxston Cave or senior Bill Flavin
  • Holder: Junior Ryan Kavanagh

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