Rutgers Depth Chart Against Buffalo

DEPTH CHART VS. BUFFALO (8-30-03)

OFFENSE

SE 4 Shawn Tucker (So., 6-2, 180) 80 Jerry Andre (Jr., 6-1, 185)

Team's top returning receiver (21 catches, 195 yards in ‘02) Had the highest average per catch (17.1) last season

LT 62 Mike Williamson (Sr., 6-5, 289) 71 Pedro Sosa (Fr., 6-5, 266)

Made one start at each tackle spot in ‘02 Only true freshman lineman on the depth chart

LG 73 Brian Duffy (Sr., 6-5, 315 77 Rich McManis (Sr., 6-5, 310)

Suffered a sason-ending knee injury vs. WVU in ‘02; two-year starter Has played every position except center on O-line; Played in 10 games in ‘02

C 52 Marty Pyszczymuka (Sr., 6-2, 280) 63 Will Vogt (So., 6-3, 285)

Broke right hand during ‘02 season, so he used left hand to snap Did not play in ‘02 as a true freshman

RG 76 John Glass (Jr., 6-5, 320) 61 Mike Clancy (Jr., 6-4, 290)

Started at right guard at New Haven in ‘01 under Darren Rizzi One of two Toms River North products on the O-line

RT 78 Ron Green (Jr., 6-6, 320)  OR

79 Sameeh McDonald (Jr., 6-5, 300)

Green: Was a first team JUCO All-American in ‘01 McDonald: Made eight starts at left guard in ‘02

TE 47 Ray Pilch (Jr., 6-3, 240) 81 Clark Harris (So., 6-6, 230)

Returns to TE position after serving as starting FB in ‘02 Big-play TE who did not play in ‘02; Had 3 catches for 62 yards in Spring Game ‘03

FL 8 Tres Moses (Jr., 5-10, 190) 6 Corey Barnes (So., 5-8, 165)

Played in just three games last season due to injury; Caught 13 in ‘01 Former HS QB completed 36-yard TD pass in season finale in ‘02; played in all 12

QB 13 Ryan Hart (So., 6-2, 195) 16 Ted Trump (Sr., 6-2, 215)

Started last four games of the season as a true freshman Former baseball player led RU with 740 passing yards in ‘02

RB 2 Clarence Pittman (Jr., 5-10, 200)  OR

21 Justise Hairston (Fr., 6-1, 210)

Pittman: Gained a season-high 104 yards at Tennesee in ‘02 Hairston: Former CT Player of the Year in ‘01 played youth FB with OSU's Clarett

FB 23 Brian Leonard (So., 6-2, 230) 40 Cedric Brown (Jr. 6-2, 250) OR

Younger brother of former RU linebacker Nate Leonard 34 Ishmael Medley (Jr., 5-11, 230)

Brown/Medley: Both are converted linebackers - Brown in ‘02, Medley in ‘03

DEFENSE

DE 1 Raheem Orr (Sr., 6-4, 260) 94 Val Barnaby (So., 6-5, 270)

Led all D-linemen in ‘02 with 62 tackles, fifth-best on team Played in all 12 as a frosh in ‘02; Spent at prep year at Kents Hill (ME) School

DT 95 Gary Gibson (Sr., 6-4, 290) 77 Ramel Meekins (Fr., 6-1, 252)

Only returning lineman to start all 12 in ‘02 Freshman walk-on was a major surprise of camp, according to Schiano

DT 98 Luis Rivas (So., 6-4, 275) 93 David Harley (Jr., 6-1, 330)

One of 9 freshman to play in at least 10 games in ‘02 JUCO transfer had 51 tackles in 11 games at Pasadena CC in ‘02

DE 92 Alfred Peterson (Jr., 6-3, 255) 39 Piana Lukabu (Jr., 6-3, 235)

Freshman All-American in ‘01; started 3 games in ‘02 Sat out ‘02 season and was converted to DE from LB

LB 10 Berkeley Hutchinson (So., 6-3, 245) 3 Terry Bynes (So., 6-2, 210)

Rated as the top HS linebacker in the East in ‘01; sat out ‘02 season Moved to safety for spring, but is back at LB after playing 10 games in ‘02

LB 38 Will Gilkison (So., 6-2, 230) 49 Brian Hohmann (Sr., 6-3, 242)

Playing time grew as ‘02 season wore on; first player to commit in ‘02 Had 47 stops while playing in all 12 games last season

LB 35 William Beckford (So., 6-1, 220) 37 Brad Cunningham (Jr., 6-1, 240)

"Papa" sat out ‘02 season and put on 20 pounds since signing Returns to team after being named to Sporting News BE All-Rookie team in ‘01

CB 32 Nate Jones (Sr., 5-10, 180) 36 Derrick Roberson (Fr., 5-10, 170)

Presason All-American had 13 tackles vs. Buff in ‘02 The only true freshman DB on the depth chart

FS 28 Bryan Durango (So., 5-10, 185) 33 Jason Nugent (So., 6-1, 210)

Sat out ‘02 season but earned free safety spot during camp Converted RB ran for 106 yards in season finale vs. BC

SS 20 Jarvis Johnson (Jr., 5-11, 195) 29 Dondre Asberry (So., 5-11, 180)

Started the final four games in ‘02 at strong safety Major special teams contributor as true freshman in ‘02

CB 24 Brandon Haw (Sr., 6-0, 185) 31 Eddie Grimes (Jr., 6-0, 180)

Fifth-year senior led RU in INT (4) and pass break ups (18) in ‘02 Missed the first three games of the ‘02 season, including Buffalo

SPECIALISTS

PK 43 Ryan Sands (Sr., 6-0, 225)

P 30 Joe Radigan (So., 6-5, 240)

(class listing reflects fall 2003 academic class)

 


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