Irish Depth Chart

IrishEyes goes in-depth with this week's list of starters and probable contributors against Washington State.

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 #34 James Aldridge

Half back – Junior #5 Armando Allen

Quarterback – Junior #7 Jimmy Clausen

Note: Allen is considered a game-time decision by Irish head coach Charlie Weis.

Key Offensive Reserves

(Z) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #81 John Goodman

Tight End – Junior #83 Mike Ragone

Half back – Junior #33 Robert Hughes

Half back – Sophomore #25 Jonas Gray

Tight End/Fullback – Senior #86 Bobby Burger

Left Guard/Center – Senior #51 Dan Wenger

Left Tackle – Junior #77 Matt Romine

Probable Offensive Contributors

Half back – Freshman #32 Theo Riddick

(F) Wide Receiver – Freshman #84 Roby Toma

(X) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #1 Deion Walker

(X) Wide Receiver – Freshman #11 Shaquelle Evans

Guard – Junior #76 Andrew Nuss

Quarterback – Sophomore #10 Dayne Crist

Note: Senior WR Robby Parris is listed as "Doubtful" with an ankle injury and will likely be withheld from action tonight.

Possible Offensive Contributors

Right Tackle – Junior #75 Taylor Dever

Center – Sophomore #57 Mike Golic, Jr.

Guard – Sophomore #52 Braxston Cave

Wide Receiver – Senior #21 Barry Gallup, Jr.

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 – Freshman #5 Manti Te'o

MIKE Linebacker – Junior #58 Brian Smith

SAM Linebacker – Junior #22 Harrison Smith or Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Junior #4 Gary Gray

Cornerback – Sophomore #12 Robert Blanton

Strong (UP) Safety – Senior #31 Sergio Brown

Free (Back) Safety – 5th-Year Senior #28 Kyle McCarthy

Key Defensive Contributors

Nickel Rusher/SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Nickel Defender/SAM Linebacker – Junior #22 Harrison Smith

Defensive End – Junior #56 Kerry Neal

CB/Nickel Defender – Senior #8 Raeshon McNeil

Cornerback – Senior #2 Darrin Walls

Safety – Sophomore #26 Jamoris Slaughter

SAM Linebacker/Rush End – Sophomore #46 Steve Filer

Nose Tackle – Sophomore #98 Sean Cwynar

Safety/Dime Defender – Freshman #17 Zeke Motta

Note: Cornerback Darrin Walls missed most of the team's practices this week due to illness. The senior did practice Thursday.

Probable Defensive Contributors

SAM Linebacker/Goal Line Defender – 5th-Year Senior #41 Scott Smith

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #79 Hafis Williams

Linebacker – Sophomore #54 Anthony McDonald

Linebacker – Sophomore #36 David Posluszny

Goal Line Defensive Tackle – Senior #93 Paddy Mullen

Safety/Dime Defender – 5th-year senior #6 Ray Herring

Safety – Sophomore #15 Dan McCarthy

Notre Dame Special Teams

Placekicker – Freshman #40 Nicholas Tausch

Kick-offs – Junior #48 David Ruffer

Punter – Freshman #35 Ben Turk

Long-snapper – Freshman #60 Jordan Cowart

Short-snapper – Sophomore #52 Braxston Cave

Holder – Senior #43 Eric Maust

Kick Returners – Freshman #32 Theo Riddick and senior #21 Barry Gallup, Jr.

Punt Returner – Junior #23 Golden Tate


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