MSU Starters and Key Reserves

Posted Sep 17, 2009

The Spartans will bring Greg Jones, Blair White, and two divergent styles of quarterback to take on the Irish in South Bend.

Michigan State Offensive Depth Chart

Left Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #57 Rocco Cironi

Left Guard – Sophomore 367 Joel Foreman

Center – Junior #66 John Stipek

Right Guard – Sophomore #75 Jared McGaha

Right Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #64 Brandon Moss

Tight End – Junior #83 Charlie Gantt

(Z) Wide Receiver – Senior #25 Blair White

(X) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #3 B.J. Cunningham

Fullback – Senior #45 Andrew Hawken

Half Back – Redshirt-Freshman #24 Caulton Ray

Quarterback – Sophomore #8 Kirk Cousins

Key Offensive Reserves

Quarterback – Redshirt-Sophomore #7 Keith Nichol

Running Back – Freshman #22 Larry Caper

Wide Receiver – Junior #2 Mark Dell

Wide Receiver – Sophomore #82 Keshawn Martin

Tight End – Freshman #80 Dion Sims

Tight End – Redshirt-Sophomore #88 Brian Linthicum

Right Guard – Junior #77 J’Michael Deane. Note: Deane is listed in an “OR” scenario with RG Jared McGaha.

Center – 5th-Year Senior #65 Joel Nitchman. Note: Nitchman, the usual Spartans starting center, injured his knee in the season-opener.

Michigan State Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End – 5th-Year Senior #58 Trevor Anderson

Defensive End – Junior #89 Colin Neely

Defensive Tackle – Redshirt-Freshman #99 Jerel Worthy

Nose Tackle – Junior #70 Oren Wilson

WILL Linebacker – 5th-Year Senior #34 Brandon Denson

MIKE Linebacker – Junior #53 Greg Jones

SAM Linebacker – Junior #43 Eric Gordon

Field Cornerback – 5th-Year Senior #9 Jeremy Ware

Boundary Cornerback – Junior #29 Chris Rucker

Free Safety – Sophomore #39 Trenton Robinson

Strong Safety – Junior #11 Marcus Hyde

Key Defensive Contributors

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #96 Kevin Pickelman

Field Cornerback – 5th-Year Senior #37 Ross Weaver

Free Safety – 5th-Year Senior #33 Danny Fortener

Spartans Special Teams

Kicker – Senior #14 Brett Swenson

Punter – Junior #18 Aaron Bates

Kick Returner – Sophomore #41 Glenn Winston and 5th-Year Senior #20 A.J. Jimmerson

Punt Returner – Sophomore #82 Keshawn Martin OR 5th-Year Senior #25 Blair White

Snapper – Junior #56 Alex Shackleton

Holder – Junior #18 Aaron Bates

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