Irish Game Day Depth Chart
Senior Matt Romine will make his 2nd career start
Senior Matt Romine will make his 2nd career start
Posted Oct 15, 2010

A look at Notre Dame's two-deep depth chart for today’s matchup with the Broncos.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Starting senior tailback Armando Allen will be a game time decision (hip flexor) while senior right tackle Taylor Dever (hamstring) will likely be in a backup role. Junior tight end Kyle Rudolph is out for the season (hamstring surgery).


  1. Junior Dayne Crist
  2. Junior Nate Montana or Freshman Tommy Rees


  1. Sophomore Cierre Wood
  2. Senior Robert Hughes
  3. Junior Jonas Gray

“W” Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Senior Duval Kamara
    Note: Kamara has played sparingly over the last three weeks.

“X” Receiver:

  1. Junior John Goodman
  2. Freshman T.J. Jones
    Note: Goodman started in both of the last two contests though Jones was listed as the starter. Both will play extensively vs. the Broncos.

“Z” Receiver (slot):

  1. Sophomore Theo Riddick
  2. Sophomore Robby Toma
    Note: Toma has appeared in just two contests this season.

Tight End:

  1. Sophomore Tyler Eifert
  2. Senior Mike Ragone
    Note: Sophomore Jake Golic could also see action.

Left Tackle:

  1. Senior Matt Romine
  2. Senior Andrew Nuss

Left Guard:

  1. 5th-Year Senior Chris Stewart
  2. Sophomore Chris Watt


  1. Junior Braxston Cave
  2. Junior Mike Golic or Chris Watt

Right Guard:

  1. Junior Trevor Robinson
  2. Junior Mike Golic

Right Tackle:

  1. Sophomore Zack Martin
  2. Senior Taylor Dever
    Note: Andrew Nuss would likely play before the injured Dever.

Defensive Depth Chart

With the exception of backup ILB and special teams starter Danny Spond, the Irish defense enters Week Seven in better collective health than at any point this season.

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Kapron Lewis-Moore
  2. Junior Hafis Williams

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Ethan Johnson
  2. Senior Emeka Nwankwo

Nose Guard:

  1. Senior Ian Williams
  2. Junior Sean Cwynar.
    Note: Cwynar will also see time at DE.

“CAT” Outside Linebacker:

  1. Junior Darius Fleming
  2. Freshman Prince Shembo

“DOG” Outside Linebacker:

  1. Senior Kerry Neal
  2. Senior Brian Smith
    Note: Junior Steve Filer should play as well.

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te’o
  2. Sophomore Dan Fox
    Note: Freshman Danny Spond had a boot on his foot following Wednesday’s practice.

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese
  2. Junior Anthony McDonald

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Junior Jamoris Slaughter
  2. Sophomore Zeke Motta

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Junior Dan McCarthy

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Gary Gray
  2. Robert Blanton

Special Teams

  • Placekicker: Senior David Ruffer
  • Kick-offs: Sophomore Nick Tausch
  • Punter: Sophomore Ben Turk
  • Punt Return: Junior John Goodman
  • Kick Return: Freshman Bennett Jackson, Sophomore Theo Riddick or Sophomore Cierre Wood.
  • Long Snapper: Sophomore Jordan Cowart
  • Short Snapper: Senior Bill Flavin
  • Holder: Junior Ryan Kavanagh

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