Notre Dame Depth Chart

A look at Notre Dame's starters and key contributors for tonight's contest at Stanford.

Due to Thanksgiving and canceled media access after Tuesday's practice viewing, this depth chart was gleaned from early-week meetings with Coach Weis.

Game-time updates will be added if necessary.

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 – Sophomore #3 Michael Floyd

(X) Wide Receiver – Junior #23 Golden Tate

Fullback – Junior #34 James Aldridge

Half back – Freshman #32 Theo Riddick or Junior #33 Robert Hughes

Quarterback – Junior #7 Jimmy Clausen

Key Offensive Reserves

(Z) Wide Receiver/Slot Receiver – Senior #82 Robby Parris

(Z) Wide Receiver – Junior #18 Duval Kamara

(Z) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #81 John Goodman

Tight End – Junior #83 Mike Ragone

Tight End/Fullback – Senior #86 Bobby Burger

Half back – Sophomore #25 Jonas Gray

Guard – Senior #51 Dan Wenger

Left Tackle – Junior #77 Matt Romine

Guard – Junior #76 Andrew Nuss

Note: Junior half back Armando Allen is likely out due to a broken hand suffered last week vs. UConn.

Possible Offensive Contributors

(F) Wide Receiver – Freshman #84 Roby Toma

Right Tackle – Junior #75 Taylor Dever

Tight End/Tackle – Junior #96 Lane Clelland

Quarterback – 5th-Year Senior #13 Evan Sharpley

(X) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #1 Deion Walker

(X) Wide Receiver – Freshman #11 Shaquelle Evans

Irish Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End – Sophomore #89 Kapron Lewis-Moore

Defensive End – Junior #56 Kerry Neal

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

Nickel Rusher/SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #22 Harrison Smith or Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Junior #4 Gary Gray

Cornerback – Senior #2 Darrin Walls

Strong (UP) Safety – Senior #31 Sergio Brown

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

Key Defensive Contributors

Nickel Defensive End – Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Sophomore #12 Robert Blanton

Nickel Defensive End/SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #46 Steve Filer

Defensive End – Senior #90 John Ryan

CB/Nickel Defender – Senior #8 Raeshon McNeil

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

Nose Tackle – Sophomore #98 Sean Cwynar

MIKE Linebacker – Senior #49 Toryan Smith

Safety – Sophomore #26 Jamoris Slaughter

Safety/Dime Defender – Freshman #17 Zeke Motta

Goal Line Defensive Tackle – Senior #93 Paddy Mullen

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

Possible Defensive Contributors

Safety – Sophomore #15 Dan McCarthy

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #79 Hafis Williams

Linebacker – Sophomore #54 Anthony McDonald

Linebacker – Sophomore #36 David Posluszny

Defensive End – Senior #53 Morrice Richardson

Notre Dame Special Teams

Placekicker – Junior #48 David Ruffer or 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. Junior #23 Golden Tate

Punt Returner –Junior #23 Golden Tate or Sophomore #81 John Goodman


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