Breaking down the depth chart: Defense/ST

The official depth chart for Thursday's opener against Vanderbilt was released Monday. We take a look at the defensive side of the ball, as well as special teams.

DE
1. Devin Taylor – Senior. Played in 39 games with 32 starts. 116 tackles, 15.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries.

2. Chaz Sutton – Junior. Played in 24 games with one start. 18 tackles, one sack, and one interception.

DT
1. Byron Jerideau – Senior. Played in 20 games with no starts. 17 tackles with 3.5 sacks. Two fumble recoveries.

2. Phillip Dukes – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

DT
1. Kelcy Quarles – Sophomore. Played in 12 games with six starts. 28 tackles.

2. Gerald Dixon, Jr. – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

DE
1. Jadeveon Clowney – Sophomore. Played in 13 games with one start. 36 tackles, eight sacks, five force fumbles.

2. Aldrick Fordham – Senior. Played in 32 games with six starts. 23 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

3. Gerald Dixon – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

MLB
1. Reginald Bowens – Senior. Played in 28 games with eight starts. 47 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

2. Damario Jeffery – Senior. Played in 37 games with four starts. 64 tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

WLB
1. Shaq Wilson – Senior. Played in 40 games with 20 starts. 160 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries.

2. Quin Smith – Senior. Played in 37 games with four starts. 103 tackles, two forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

3. Cedrick Cooper – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

SPR
1. DeVonte Holloman – Senior. Played in 38 games with 22 starts. 150 tackles, four interceptions, and one forced fumble.

2. Jordan Diggs – True freshman

CB
1. Victor Hampton – Sophomore. Played in 10 games with no starts. 14 tackles and one interception.

2. Ahmad Christian – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

SS
1. Brison Williams – Sophomore. Played in eight games with one start. 11 tackles.

2. Kadetrix Marcus – Sophomore. Played in six games with no starts. One tackle.

FS
1. D.J. Swearinger – Senior. Played in 40 games with 21 starts. 165 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries.

2. Jared Shaw – Senior. Played in two games.

CB
1. Jimmy Legree – Junior. Played in 23 games with two starts. 12 tackles.

2. T.J. Gurley – True freshman

Specialists
KO

1. Landon Ard – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

2. Adam Yates – Senior. 49 kickoffs and one touchback.

P
1. Tyler Hull – Sophomore. Walk-on in first year.
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Patrick Fish – Sophomore. Has not kicked.

3. Mike Williamson – Junior. Has not played.

PK
1. Adam Yates – Senior. Has not kicked.

2. Landon Ard – Redshirt freshman. Did not play.

KR
1. Bruce Ellington – Redshirt sophomore. Played in 13 games. 20 kick returns for 463 yards

2. Damiere Byrd – Sophomore. Played in nine games. One return for 16 yards.

PR
1. Ace Sanders – Sophomore. 27 games with eight starts. 25 returns for 165 yards and one touchdown.

LS
1. Walker Inabinet – Senior. One full season as snapper.

2. Davis Moore – Junior. Played in one game.

H
1. Seth Strickland

2. Patrick Fish


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