Minnesota Football: Depth Chart and Injury Report for Western Illinois

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Thoughts on the latest depth chart and injury report for this Saturday's game against the Leathernecks.

It's Thursday, so that means it's depth chart time!

OFFENSE

Left Tackle

74 - Marek Lenkiewicz 6-5 289 R-Jr. Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew HS)

OR

78 - Ben Lauer 6-6 302 R-Fr. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS)

Left Guard

52 - Zac Epping 6-2 321 R-Jr. Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper HS)

73 - Joe Bjorklund 6-5 288 R-So. Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS)

Center

63 - Jon Christenson 6-4 306 R-So. Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)

53 - Tommy Olson 6-4 301 Jr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)

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)

79 - Jonah Pirsig 6-9 308 R-Fr. Blue Earth, Minn. (Blue Earth Area HS)

Quarterback

9 - Philip Nelson 6-2 215 So. Mankato, Minn. (Mankato West HS)

7 - Mitch Leidner 6-4 233 R-Fr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS)

Tailback

35 - Rodrick Williams Jr. 5-11 235 So. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)

27 - David Cobb 5-11 225 Jr. Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)

H-Back/Fullback

30 - Mike Henry 6-1 231 R-Sr. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)

OR

88 - Maxx Williams 6-4 254 R-Fr. Waconia, Minn. (Waconia HS)

Y

83 - Drew Goodger 6-5 265 So. Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Northwest HS)

85 - Lincoln Plsek 6-4 265 So. Waco, Texas (Reicher HS)

Z

14 - Isaac Fruechte 6-3 204 R-Jr. Caledonia, Minn. (Rochester CTC)

1 - KJ Maye 5-10 197 So. Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS)

OR

84 - Victor Keise 6-1 188 R-Sr. Coral Springs, Fla. (North Broward Prep)

H

18 - Derrick Engel 6-2 187 R-Sr. Chaska, Minn. (Winona State)

17 - Logan Hutton 6-1 181 R-Jr. La Marque, Texas (La Marque HS)

X

4 - Donovahn Jones 6-3 190 Fr. Stockbridge, Ga. (Dutchtown HS)

82 - Drew Wolitarsky 6-3 208 Fr. Santa Clarita, Calif. (Canyon County HS)

DEFENSE

End

98 - Michael Amaefula 6-2 244 Jr. Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)

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 HS)

97 - Scott Ekpe 6-4 281 So. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)

End

55 - Theiren Cockran 6-6 238 R-So. Homestead, Fla. (Homestead HS)

91 - Alex Keith 6-3 237 So. Columbia, Mo. (Hickman HS)

Strongside Linebacker

57 - Aaron Hill 6-2 231 R-Sr. St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran HS)

35 - Dominic Schultz 6-1 236 R-So. Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron HS)

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 HS)

Weakside Linebacker

9 - James Manuel 6-2 225 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central HS)

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 HS)

3 - Martez Shabazz 5-11 172 Sr. DeSoto, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)

Safety

21 - Brock Vereen 6-0 202 Sr. Valencia, Calif. (Valencia HS)

11 - Antonio Johnson 6-0 207 So. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights HS)

Safety

2 - Cedric Thompson 5-10 211 Jr. Calipatria, Calif. (Calipatria HS)

OR

7 - Damarius Travis 6-2 208 So. Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola HS)

Cornerback

13 - Derrick Wells 6-0 206 Jr. Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Lehigh HS)

22 - Jeremy Baltazar 6-0 197 Sr. Corona, Calif. (Blinn College)

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

37 - Peter Mortell 6-2 195 R-So. Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy)

94 - Christian Eldred 6-3 185 Jr. Melbourne, Australia (Monash University)

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 Sept. 14 game vs. Western Illinois

32 - Berkley Edwards, Out

47 - Alex Bisch, Out

58 - Ed Olson, Out

56 - Nick Rallis, Out

29 - Briean Boddy, Calhoun Out for the season


Quick Thoughts

- Still no Ed Olson, which Matt found very notable last week.

- Donnell Kirkwood is off the injured list, but isn't in the two-deep. I'm guessing we won't see him play.

- Left tackle is now listed as an OR between Marek Lenkiewicz and Ben Lauer.

- Kirkwoodland Williams kept the #1 RB slot. Given the opponent, I don't expect that to mean a ton as he and Cobb should both get a lot of carries.

- No changes in the receiver orders, but it's not surprising that Jamel Harbison would need to work his way up.


Anyone see something interesting I missed?

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