Wolf Pack Personnel

You know the names Kaepernick, and Taua and Basped and Moch. IrishEyes examines the rest of Nevada's expected key personnel Saturday in South Bend.

A look at Nevada's starting lineups and probable contributors on Saturday

Nevada Starting Offense

(X) Wide Receiver: – Junior (#19) Malcolm Shepard

(Z) Wide Receiver: – Sophomore (#82) Tray Session

(F) Wide Receiver: – Freshman (#18) L.J. Washington

Running Back: – Junior (#34) Vai Taua

Quarterback: – Junior (#10) Colin Kaepernick

Tight End: – Junior (#85) Virgil Green

Strong Tackle: – Junior (#50) Mike Gallett

Strong Guard: – Junior (#62) John Bender

Center: – Senior (#63) Kenneth Ackerman

Weak Guard: – RS-Freshman (#75) Chris Barker

Weak Tackle: – Senior (#73) Alonzo Durham

Notes: Sixth-year senior (#7) Luke Lippincott will likely play extensively as a RB, H-Back, and slot receiver. Junior receiver (#14) Chris Wellington, the team's top returning wideout, is currently listed as a backup at "F" receiver. Barring unknown injury or disciplinary action, Wellington will be heavily involved Saturday as well. Redshirt-freshman receiver (#4) Brandon Wimberly was highly thought of entering fall camp.

Redshirt-freshman running back (#5) Mike Ball and sophomore (#29) Mark Lampford should see action as will tight ends (#42) Kevin Bohr and (#98) Talaisi Puloka, and possibly (#44) Zach Sudfeld.

Nevada Starting Defense

Defensive End: – Junior (#55) Dontay Moch

Defensive End: – Junior (#99) Kevin Basped

Defensive Tackle: – Sophomore (#93) Zack Madonick

Nose Tackle: – Senior (#95) Nate Agaiava

WOLF Linebacker: – Sophomore (#33) Brandon Marshall

MIKE Linebacker: – Senior (#36) Mike Bethea

SAM Linebacker: – Sophomore (#52) James-Michael Johnson

Cornerback: – Senior (#11) Antoine Thompson

Cornerback: – Sophomore (#28) Isaiah Frey

Strong Safety: – Senior (#25) Mo Harvey

Free Safety: – Senior (#49) Jonathon Amaya

Additional expected defensive contributors:

Redshirt-freshman CB (#12) Khalid Wooten; freshman SS (#20) Duke Williams.

Nevada Special Teams

Placekicker: Junior (#46) Ricky Drake

Kick-off Specialist: Drake or sophomore (#39) Nick Rhodes

Punter: Junior (#48) Brad Langley

Kick Returners: Redshirt-freshmen (#5) Mike Ball and (#4) Brandon Wimberly

Punt Returners: Junior (#34) Vai Taua and redshirt-freshman (#22) Thaddeus Brown

Long-snapper: Junior (#40) Jared Silva-Purcell

Short-snapper: Sophomore (#61) Scott Frisbie

Holder: Sophomore (#15) Luke Collis


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