Irish Depth Chart: Offense

A review of Notre Dame's starters and key reserves for Saturday's matchup at Michigan.

Irish Offense

5th-year senior Left Tackle #70 Zack Martin: Saturday will be his fourth start vs. Michigan; 41st overall in 41 games played…

5th-year senior Left Guard #65 Chris Watt: Will make his third start vs. the Wolverines and 28th straight overall Saturday night...

Junior Center #72 Nick Martin: Redshirt-sophomore made his debut start last week vs. Temple...

Senior Right Guard #74 Christian Lombard: Makes his 15th consecutive start; his first at right guard was last week vs. the Owls…

Sophomore Right Tackle #78 Ronnie Stanley: Makes his first career road start in Ann Arbor; played three games last fall including against the Wolverines in South Bend...

Junior Tight End #85 Troy Niklas: His 66-yard touchdown catch-and-run for a score last week fell just nine yards short of his yardage total for all of 2012…

Senior Wide Receiver #7 T.J. Jones: Four-year starter scored touchdowns vs. Michigan in 2010 and 2011 defeats…

Junior Wide Receiver #10 DaVaris Daniels: Scored the first two touchdowns of his Irish career last week. Expected back at full strength after suffering a groin injury that truncated his opener...

Sophomore Wide Receiver #2 Chris Brown: Caught a career-best three passes last week including a 33-yard gem on 3rd-and-4...

Junior Running Back #4 George Atkinson: Scored the team's only rushing touchdown vs. Temple…

Senior Quarterback #11 Tommy Rees: Irish are 19-6 when Rees appears during competitive action over the last three seasons. Hit for career-high 346 yards and three scores vs. Temple...

Additional Players to Watch

Junior Running Back #3 Amir Carlisle: First touch of his Irish career resulted in a 45-yard run last Saturday...

Junior Running Back #33 Cam McDaniel: Led the Irish with 12 carries, 68 rushing yards in opener...

Junior Tight End #18 Ben Koyack: Former #1 ranked TE prospect was not targeted for a pass last week in two tight end sets...

Senior Wide Receiver #87 Daniel Smith: South Bend resident helped open a lane for T.J. Jones and a 51-yard gain on the game's second series last week…

Freshman Wide Receiver #88 Corey Robinson: Earned first career start vs. Temple but was targeted for just one pass on the afternoon...

Sophomore Slot Receiver #20 C.J. Prosise: Earned unexpected start last week and immediately executed key block to spring a 45-yard gain; was flagged for holding later in the contest…

Freshman Wide Receiver #17 James Onwualu: Received 15 scrimmage snaps in collegiate debut last week while also starting on special teams…

Senior Tight End #82 Alex Welch: Missed 2012 season with torn ACL and appeared on special teams vs. Temple...

Freshman Running Back #1 Greg Bryant: First collegiate career resulted in 10-yard gain up the gut last week, albeit after the contest had been decided...

Freshman Running Back #25 Tarean Folston: Secured a third-down reception for first down yardage last week; rushed five times for 14 yards in debut…

Freshman Right Tackle #79 Steven Elmer: Early enrollee expected to be the first tackle off the bench for 2013 Irish, though he has yet to debut...

Junior Right Guard #65 Conor Hanratty: Redshirt-sophomore will be the first guard off the bench. Did not play in the opener...

Junior Center #77 Matt Hegarty: Back from November heart surgery to claim #2 C role; appeared on field goal unit last week vs. Temple...


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