Irish Depth Chart

Sam Young will make his record-breaking 49th start

Notre Dame's starters and key contributors for today's matchup vs. Connecticut

Notre Dame Offensive Depth Chart

Left Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #72 Paul Duncan

Left Guard – Senior #59 Chris Stewart

Center – Senior #55 Eric Olsen

Right Guard – Sophomore #78 Trevor Robinson

Right Tackle – Senior #74 Sam Young

Tight End – Junior #83 Mike Ragone

(Z) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #3 Michael Floyd

(X) Wide Receiver – Junior #23 Golden Tate

Fullback – Junior #34 James Aldridge

Half back – Junior #5 Armando Allen

Quarterback – Junior #7 Jimmy Clausen

Key Offensive Reserves

(Z) Wide Receiver – Junior #18 Duval Kamara

(Z) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #81 John Goodman

(Z) Wide Receiver/Slot Receiver – Senior #82 Robby Parris

Tight End/Fullback – Senior #86 Bobby Burger

Half back – Sophomore #32 Theo Riddick

Half back – Junior #33 Robert Hughes

Guard – Senior #51 Dan Wenger

Left Tackle – Junior #77 Matt Romine

Possible Offensive Contributors

Right Tackle – Junior #75 Taylor Dever

Tight End – Junior #96 Lane Clelland

Half back – Sophomore #25 Jonas Gray

(F) Wide Receiver – Freshman #84 Roby Toma

Guard – Junior #76 Andrew Nuss

Quarterback – 5th-Year Senior #13 Evan Sharpley

Wide Receiver – Senior #18 George West

(X) Wide Receiver – Sophomore #1 Deion Walker

(X) Wide Receiver – Freshman #11 Shaquelle Evans

Key Injuries

Tight End/Fullback – Sophomore #9 Kyle Rudolph (Out: Shoulder)

Quarterback – Sophomore #10 Dayne Crist (Out: Knee)

Irish Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End – Sophomore #89 Kapron Lewis-Moore

Defensive End – Junior #56 Kerry Neal

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #9 Ethan Johnson

Nose Tackle – Junior #95 Ian Williams

WILL Linebacker – Freshman #5 Manti Te'o

MIKE Linebacker – Junior #58 Brian Smith

Nickel Rusher/SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #22 Harrison Smith or Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Junior #4 Gary Gray

Cornerback – Senior #2 Darrin Walls

Strong (UP) Safety – Senior #31 Sergio Brown

Free (Back) Safety – 5th-Year Senior #28 Kyle McCarthy

Key Defensive Contributors

Nickel Defensive End – Sophomore #45 Darius Fleming

Cornerback – Sophomore #12 Robert Blanton

Nickel Defensive End/SAM Linebacker – Sophomore #46 Steve Filer

Defensive End – Senior #90 John Ryan

CB/Nickel Defender – Senior #8 Raeshon McNeil

SAM Linebacker/Goal Line Defender – 5th-Year Senior #41 Scott Smith

Nose Tackle – Sophomore #98 Sean Cwynar

MIKE Linebacker – Senior #49 Toryan Smith

Safety – Sophomore #26 Jamoris Slaughter

Safety/Dime Defender – Freshman #17 Zeke Motta

Possible Defensive Contributors

Goal Line Defensive Tackle – Senior #93 Paddy Mullen

Safety – Sophomore #15 Dan McCarthy

Safety/Dime Defender – 5th-year senior #6 Ray Herring

Defensive Tackle – Sophomore #79 Hafis Williams

Linebacker – Sophomore #54 Anthony McDonald

Linebacker – Sophomore #36 David Posluszny

Defensive End – Senior #53 Morrice Richardson

Notre Dame Special Teams

Placekicker – Freshman #40 Nicholas Tausch

Kick-offs – Junior #48 David Ruffer

Punter – Freshman #35 Ben Turk or Senior #43 Eric Maust

Long-snapper – Freshman #60 Jordan Cowart

Short-snapper – Sophomore #52 Braxston Cave

Holder – Senior #43 Eric Maust

Kick Returners – Freshman #32 Theo Riddick and senior #21 Barry Gallup, Jr.

Punt Returner –Junior #23 Golden Tate or Sophomore #81 John Goodman

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