UConn Depth Chart Released

The season opener is one week away, so the Connecticut football team has broken preseason camp and now will begin preparation for Towson. The first step came Thursday when the Huskies released the depth chart for Towson.

There weren't a lot of surprises on Connecticut's two-deep. The presence of true freshmen in the starting lineup was an eye-opener, however. Matt Walsh gets the starting nod at fullback, ahead of Jazzmar Clax, while Brian Lemelle is listed as the top punt returner, ahead of Taylor Mack.

As of now, Alex Mateas has won the battle for the starting spot at center. Mateas and redshirt senior Tyler Bullock have been battling it out at center since last season and Mateas has battled back from a suspension during the spring.

Sean McQuillan, who suffered a concussion at practice last Saturday, is listed as starter at tight end, signaling that the coaching staff believes he has made an adequate recovery. Sophomore safety Andrew Adams, expected to start, injured a shoulder Saturday and was not on the two-deep. Obi Melifonwu and Ty-Meer Brown are listed as the starting safeties with Ellis Marder and Wilbert Lee backing them up.

Casey Cochran is listed as the backup to starting quarterback Chandler Whitmer, with Max DeLorenzo backing up Lyle McCombs at tailback.

Florida transfer Graham Stewart made the starting lineup at one linebacker, joining Ryan Donohue and Yawin Smallwood.

Here's the full two-deep:

Offense

LT: 72 Jimmy Bennett (RSr., 6-9, 309)

78 Dalton Gifford (RSo., 6-5, 296)

LG: 69 Steve Greene (RJr., 6-5, 308)

60 Tyler Samra (So., 6-2, 299)

C: 73 Alex Mateas (RJr., 6-4, 315)

50 Tyler Bullock (RSr., 6-4, 316)

RG: 65 Gus Cruz (RJr., 6-4, 309)

79 Kyle Shafenacker (Fr., 6-3, 290)

RT: 77 Kevin Friend (RSr., 6-6, 317)

75 Xavier Hemingway (RSo., 6-5, 272)

TE: 49 Sean McQuillan (RSo., 6-4, 237)

96 Spencer Parker (RSr., 6-4, 228)

WR: 85 Geremy Davis (RJr., 6-3, 215)

4 Deshon Foxx (Jr., 5-10, 172)

FB: 36 Matt Walsh (Fr., 6-0, 227)

34 Jazzmar Clax (RFr., 5-11, 239)

QB: 10 Chandler Whitmer (RJr., 6-1, 193)

12 Casey Cochran (RFr., 6-1, 226)

TB: 43 Lyle McCombs (RJr., 5-8, 175)

44 Max DeLorenzo (RSo., 6-0, 207)

WR: 8 Shakim Phillips (RJr., 6-2, 209)

9 Kamal Abrams (Jr., 5-11, 186)

Defense

DE: 91 Jesse Joseph (RSr., 6-3, 262)

56 Angelo Pruitt (RJr., 6-3 297)

DT: 90 Julian Campenni (RSo., 6-0, 298)

92 Mikal Myers (RFr., 6-0, 295)

DT: 59 Shamar Stephen (RJr., 6-5, 317)

97 B.J. McBryde (RJR., 6-5, 318)

DE: 51 Tim Willman (RSr., 6-4, 267)

47 Reuben Frank (RJr, 6-3, 246)

LB: 2 Graham Stewart (RSo., 6-2, 236)

32 Jefferson Ashiru (RSo., 6-2, 233)

LB: 52 Ryan Donohue (RSr., 6-0, 238)

41 Brandon Steg (RJr., 6-2, 228)

LB: 33 Yawin Smallwood (RJr., 6-4, 236)

46 Marquise Vann (RSo, 6-0, 232)

CB: 16 Byron Jones (RJr., 6-1, 191)

3 David Stevenson (RSo., 5-9, 170)

S: 20 Obi Melifonwu (RFr., 6-4, 208)

19 Ellis Marder (RFr., 6-1, 195)

S: 15 Ty-Meer Brown (RJr., 6-0, 201)

23 Wilbert Lee (RSo., 6-1, 207)

CB: 29 Taylor Mack (Sr., 5-9, 175)

6 Jhavon Williams (RFr., 5-11, 191)

Special Teams

K: 13 Chad Christen (RSr., 6-1, 188)

17 Bobby Puyol (So., 5-10, 176)

P: 86 Cole Wagner (RSr., 6-3, 211)

42 Justin Wain (RFr., 6-3, 195)

HL: 86 Cole Wagner (RSr., 6-3, 211)

42 Justin Wain (RFr., 6-3, 195)

KR: 8 Shakim Phillips (RJr., 6-2, 209)

4 Deshon Foxx (Jr., 5-10, 172)

PR: 84 Brian Lemelle (Fr., 5'10, 160)

29 Taylor Mack (Sr., 5-9, 175)

LS: 67 Adam Mueller (RJr., 6-1, 218)

66 Dominick Manco (RSo., 6-0, 217)


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