Minnesota Football: Depth Chart Released for UNLV Game

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It's official, minus all of the "OR" listings.

Seriously everyone, football is almost here.  How so?  Official depth chart time (with injury report too):

OFFENSE

Left Tackle
74 - Marek Lenkiewicz 6-5 289 R-Jr. Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew)
OR
58 - Ed Olson 6-7 309 R-Sr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
Left Guard
52 - Zac Epping 6-2 321 R-Jr. Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper)
73 - Joe Bjorklund 6-5 288 R-So. Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount)
Center
63 - Jon Christenson 6-4 306 R-So. Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka)
OR
53 - Tommy Olson 6-4 301 Jr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
Right Guard
64 - Caleb Bak 6-3 302 R-Jr. Columbia Heights, Minn. (Concordia Academy)
77 - Foster Bush 6-5 303 R-So. Menasha, Wis. (Menasha HS)
Right Tackle
65 - Josh Campion 6-5 326 R-So. Fergus Falls, Minn. (Fork Union Military Academy)
78 - Ben Lauer 6-6 302 R-Fr. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS)
Quarterback
9 - Philip Nelson 6-2 215 So. Mankato, Minn. (Mankato West)
7 - Mitch Leidner 6-4 233 R-Fr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South)
Tailback
20 - Donnell Kirkwood 5-10 223 R-Jr. Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)
35 - Rodrick Williams Jr. 5-11 235 So. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville)
H-Back/Fullback
30 - Mike Henry 6-1 231 R-Sr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
OR
88 - Maxx Williams 6-4 254 R-Fr. Waconia, Minn. (Waconia)
Tight End
83 - Drew Goodger 6-5 265 So. Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Northwest HS)
85 - Lincoln Plsek 6-4 265 So. Waco, Texas (Reicher HS)
WR
14 - Isaac Fruechte 6-3 204 R-Jr. Caledonia, Minn. (Rochester CTC)
1 - KJ Maye 5-10 197 So. Mobile, Ala. (Murphy)
WR
18 - Derrick Engel 6-2 187 R-Jr. Chaska, Minn. (Winona State)
17 - Logan Hutton 6-1 181 R-Jr. La Marque, Texas (La Marque HS)

DEFENSE

End
98 - Michael Amaefula 6-2 244 Jr. Arlington, Texas (Bowie)
93 - Ben Perry 6-5 253 R-Jr. Southlake, Texas (Carroll)
OR
95 - Hank Ekpe 6-5 251 Fr. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)
Tackle
46 - Cameron Botticelli 6-5 290 R-Jr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University HS)
92 - Roland Johnson 6-1 286 Sr. Camden, S.C. (Butler CC)
Nose
99 - Ra'Shede Hageman 6-6 311 R-Sr. Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn)
97 - Scott Ekpe 6-4 281 So. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville)
End
55 - Theiren Cockran 6-6 238 R-So. Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
91 - Alex Keith 6-3 237 So. Columbia, Mo. (Hickman)
Strongside Linebacker
57 - Aaron Hill 6-2 231 R-Sr. St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran)
17 - Nick Rallis 5-11 227 R-Fr. Edina, Minn. (Edina)
Middle Linebacker
5 - Damien Wilson 6-2 254 Jr. Gloster, Miss. (Jones County CC)
OR 
50 - Jack Lynn 6-3 234 R-Fr. Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich)
Weakside Linebacker
9 - James Manuel 6-2 225 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central)
26 - De'Vondre Campbell 6-5 225 R-So. Fort Myers, Fla. (Hutchinson CC)
Cornerback
31 - Eric Murray 6-0 194 So. Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University)
22 - Jeremy Baltazar 6-0 197 Sr. Corona, Calif. (Blinn College)
Safety
21 - Brock Vereen 6-0 202 Sr. Valencia, Calif. (Valencia)
7 - Damarius Travis 6-2 208 So. Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola)
Safety
2 - Cedric Thompson 5-10 211 Jr. Calipatria, Calif. (Calipatria)
11 - Antonio Johnson 6-0 207 So. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Cornerback
29 - Briean Boddy-Calhoun 5-11 186 Jr. Wilmington, Del. (Coffeyville CC)
OR
13 - Derrick Wells 6-0 206 Jr. Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Lehigh HS)
3 - Martez Shabazz 5-11 172 Sr. DeSoto, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker
36 - Chris Hawthorne 6-6 200 Sr. Raleigh, N.C. (NC State)
33 - Andrew Harte 6-0 180 Fr. Downers Grove, Ill. (Montini Catholic HS)
OR
28 - Ryan Santoso 6-5 260 Fr. Pace, Fla. (Pace HS)
Punter
94 - Christian Eldred 6-3 185 Jr. Melbourne, Australia (Monash University)
OR
37 - Peter Mortell 6-2 195 R-So. Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy)
OR
41 - Dan Orseske 6-3 205 R.-Sr Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice HS)
OR
28 - Ryan Santoso 6-5 260 Fr. Pace, Fla. (Pace HS)
Long Snapper
48 - Jake Filkins 6-2 240 Sr. Prescott, Wis. (Prescott)
96 - Dave Ramlet 6-2 238 R-Jr. Appleton, Wis. (Xavier HS)
OR
40 - Jared Hartman 6-3 229 R-So. Falcon Heights, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS)
Kick Return
15 - Marcus Jones 5-8 166 Jr. Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest-Rolesville)
11 - Antonio Johnson 6-0 207 So. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Punt Return
15 - Marcus Jones 5-8 166 Jr. Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest-Rolesville)
1 - KJ Maye 5-10 197 So. Mobile, Ala. (Murphy)

INJURY REPORT

Student-athlete status for Aug. 29 game against UNLV
32 - Berkley Edwards (Out)
47 - Alex Bisch (Out)
96 - Jordan Hinojosa (Out)
13 - Derrick Wells (Questionable)

If you want to double check GN's guesses, his projected 2 deep can be found here.

Super Quick Thoughts:

  • That punter listing...oof.
  • Wells isn't playing.  No way.
  • Maxx at FB/H-Back?  Interesting...
  • Hawthorne finally getting his shot at kicker, good for him.

What are your thoughts?

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