Irish Starters and Key Personnel

A look at Notre Dame's depth chart and probable contributors vs. Washington.

Notre Dame Offensive Depth Chart

Left Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #72 Paul Duncan

Left Guard – Senior #59 Chris Stewart

Center – Senior #55 Eric Olsen

Right Guard – Sophomore #78 Trevor Robinson

Right Tackle – Senior #74 Sam Young

Tight End – Sophomore #9 Kyle Rudolph

(Z) Wide Receiver/Slot Receiver – Junior #18 Duval Kamara

(X) Wide Receiver – Junior #23 Golden Tate

Fullback – Junior #33 Robert Hughes

Halfback – Junior #5 Armando Allen

Quarterback – Junior #7 Jimmy Clausen

Key Offensive Reserves

Tight End – Junior #83 Mike Ragone

Tight End/Fullback – Senior #86 Bobby Burger

Halfback – Sophomore #25 Jonas Gray

Halfback – Freshman #32 Theo Riddick

Z Receiver/Slot Receiver – Senior #82 Robby Parris

X Receiver/Slot Receiver – Freshman #11 Shaquelle Evans

Z Receiver – Sophomore #81 John Goodman

Left Guard/Center – Senior #51 Dan Wenger

Left Tackle – Junior #77 Matt Romine

Possible Offensive Contributors

Guard – Junior #76 Andrew Nuss

X Receiver – Sophomore #1 Deion Walker

Fullback – #34 Senior James Aldridge: Note – Aldridge has not played since suffering a shoulder injury on September 5 vs. Nevada. Coach Weis has indicated the senior could be held out of action through the team's Bye next week and be ready for the Oct. 17 matchup vs. USC.

Irish Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End – Sophomore #89 Kapron Lewis-Moore

Defensive End – Senior #90 John Ryan

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #9 Ethan Johnson

Nose Tackle – Junior #95 Ian Williams

WILL Linebacker – Junior #58 Brian Smith

MIKE Linebacker – Senior #49 Toryan Smith

SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Sophomore #12 Robert Blanton

Cornerback – Senior #2 Darrin Walls

Free Safety – Junior #22 Harrison Smith

Strong Safety – 5th-Year Senior #28 Kyle McCarthy

Key Defensive Contributors

Nickel Defender – Senior #31 Sergio Brown

Linebacker – Freshman #5 Manti Te'o

Defensive End – Junior #56 Kerry Neal

Nose Tackle – Sophomore #98 Sean Cwynar

Cornerback – Junior #4 Gary Gray

CB/Nickel Defender – Senior #8 Raeshon McNeil

Likely Defensive Contributors

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #79 Hafis Williams

SAM Linebacker – 5th-Year Senior #41 Scott Smith

Cornerback – Sophomore #26 Jamoris Slaughter

Defensive End – Senior #53 Mo Richardson


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