Sun Bowl Depth Chart

Senior nose guard Ian Williams is back in a starting role after missing the season's final four contests with a torn MCL.

Head coach Brian Kelly noted that the Irish have – with one pre-Christmas practice remaining – remained relatively undeterred by injury in their Sun Bowl preparations. Duval Kamara was withheld on December 21 due to a thumb injury that is not considered serious.

Irish Offensive Depth Chart

Quarterback:

  1. Freshman Tommy Rees
  2. Junior Nate Montana

Tailback:

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

"W" Receiver:

  1. Junior Michael Floyd
  2. Freshman Daniel Smith

"X" Receiver:

  1. Senior Duval Kamara
  2. Junior John Goodman or freshman T.J. Jones

"Z" Receiver (slot):

  1. Sophomore Theo Riddick
  2. Sophomore Robby Toma or freshman T.J. Jones

Tight End:

  1. Sophomore Tyler Eifert
  2. Senior Mike Ragone

Left Tackle:

  1. Sophomore Zack Martin
  2. Senior Andrew Nuss

Left Guard:

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

Center:

  1. Junior Braxston Cave
  2. Junior Mike Golic, Jr.

Right Guard:

  1. Junior Trevor Robinson
  2. Junior Mike Golic, Jr.

Right Tackle:

  1. Senior Taylor Dever
  2. Senior Matt Romine

Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Kapron Lewis-Moore
  2. Senior Emeka Nwankwo

Defensive End:

  1. Junior Ethan Johnson
  2. Junior Hafis Williams

Nose Guard:

  1. Senior Ian Williams
  2. Junior Sean Cwynar

"CAT" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Junior Darius Fleming
  2. Freshman Prince Shembo

"DOG" Outside Linebacker:

  1. Senior Kerry Neal
  2. Junior Steve Filer

MIKE Linebacker:

  1. Sophomore Manti Te'o
  2. Junior Anthony McDonald

WILL Linebacker:

  1. Senior Brian Smith
  2. Sophomore Carlo Calabrese

Free Safety (Field):

  1. Sophomore Zeke Motta
  2. Junior Jamoris Slaughter

Strong Safety (Boundary):

  1. Senior Harrison Smith
  2. Senior Chris Salvi

Field Cornerback:

  1. Senior Darrin Walls
  2. Freshman Lo Wood

Boundary Cornerback:

  1. Senior Gary Gray
  2. Junior Robert Blanton

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