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April 2017

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22 APRIL 2017 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED Updated heights and weights are from the Notre Dame media relations office and were released right before the start of spring drills March 8. The number next to the class year rep- resents years of eligibility remaining. The depth chart is based on observations from the first day of practice March 8 with educated projections mixed in. OFFENSE Quarterback No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 7 Brandon Wimbush 6-2 226 Jr./3 12 Ian Book 6-0 205 So./4 4 M. VanGorder 6-1 217 Sr./2 Note: VanGorder started last year as the holder on field goals and extra points. Running Back No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 33 Josh Adams 6-2 220 Jr./2 2 Dexter Williams 5-11 202 Jr./2 34 Tony Jones Jr. 5-11 224 So./4 15 C.J. Holmes 6-0 206 Fr./4 Note: Jones added nine pounds to his frame since last season to become the biggest back on the roster … Sophomore Deon McIntosh could be used here, too, but was working with the receiv- ing corps on day one. Slot Receiver (Z) No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 3 C.J. Sanders 5-8 185 Jr./2 10 Chris Finke 5-9½ 177 Jr./3 83 Chase Claypool 6-4 224 So./3 Field Receiver (X) No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 29 Kevin Stepherson 6-0 180 So./3 88 Javon McKinley 6-2 220 So./3 38 Deon McIntosh 5-11 190 So./4 Boundary Receiver (W) No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 6 E. St. Brown 6-5 204 Jr./2 81 Miles Boykin 6-4 225 Jr./3 Note: These positions are going to be highly in- terchangeable and fluid — other than St. Brown taking the lion's share of snaps. For example, on the first skeletal drill in the spring the first three receivers to come out were Sanders, Finke and St. Brown. Tight End No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 80 Durham Smythe 6-5½ 256 5th-Sr./1 82 Nic Weishar 6-5 242 Sr./2 86 Alizé Jones 6-5 245 Jr./3 13 Tyler Luatua 6-3 260 Sr./1 89 Brock Wright 6-4½ 252 Fr./4 Notes: Smythe added 11 pounds since last sea- son … Jones, whose number was switched from 10 to 86, is most likely to be flexed out the most often. Left Tackle No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 68 Mike McGlinchey 6-8 312 5th-Sr./1 72 Robert Hainsey 6-5 292 Fr./4 70 Hunter Bivin 6-6 318 5th-Sr./1 Left Guard No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 56 Quenton Nelson 6-5 329 Sr./2 69 Aaron Banks 6-6 310 Fr./4 Center No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 53 Sam Mustipher 6-2½ 305 Sr./2 66 Tristen Hoge 6-4½ 303 Jr./3 50 Parker Boudreaux 6-4 288 So./3 Right Guard No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 71 Alex Bars 6-6 320 Sr./2 57 Trevor Ruhland 6-4 303 Jr./3 67 Jimmy Byrne 6-4 300 Sr./2 Right Tackle No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 78 Tommy Kraemer 6-4½ 315 So./4 74 Liam Eichenberg 6-5½ 280 So./4 Note: This was the lineup the first day, with Krae- mer getting an initial look at tackle … On day two, freshmen Banks and Hainsey switched positions while experimenting with what might be a better fit … Hainsey moved from left guard to left tackle, while Banks did the opposite. DEFENSE Strongside End No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 98 Andrew Trumbetti 6-4 252 Sr./1 93 Jay Hayes 6-4 281 Sr./2 53 Khalid Kareem 6-4 267 So./4 Three-Technique Tackle No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 55 Jonathan Bonner 6-4 284 Sr./2 58 Elijah Taylor 6-3 280 Jr./3 97 M. Dew-Treadway 6-4 299 Jr./3 Nose Tackle No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 99 Jerry Tillery 6-7 308 Jr./2 75 Daniel Cage 6-1 329 Sr./1 96 Pete Mokwuah 6-3½ 326 Sr./2 77 Brandon Tiassum 6-4 304 Jr./3 Note: Tillery is back at nose tackle, where he played as a freshman, after moving to three- technique tackle last year. Drop End No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 9 Daelin Hayes 6-4 255 So./3 42 Julian Okwara 6-4½ 235 So./3 91 Ade Ogundeji 6-4 251 So./4 Mike Linebacker No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 5 Nyles Morgan 6-1 238 Sr./1 45 Jonathan Jones 5-11½ 227 So./4 44 Jamir Jones 6-3 243 So./3 Note: Jamir Jones has added 18 pounds since last season. Buck Linebacker No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 48 Greer Martini 6-4 240 Sr./1 4 Te'von Coney 6-1 235 Jr./2 30 Josh Barajas 6-2 239 Jr./3 Rover No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 22 Asmar Bilal 6-2 229 Jr./3 23 Drue Tranquill 6-2 230 Sr./2 31 Spencer Perry 6-2¼ 209 So./3 Note: Bilal could also move to linebacker and Tranquill to strong safety, depending on an op- ponent's alignment. Boundary Cornerback No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 27 Julian Love 5-11 190 So./3 18 Troy Pride Jr. 5-11½ 183 So./3 20 Shaun Crawford 5-9 175 Jr./3 Field Cornerback No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 7 Nick Watkins 6-1 203 Sr./2 35 Donte Vaughn 6-3 209 So./3 Strong Safety No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 14 Devin Studstill 6-0¼ 198 So./3 32 D.J. Morgan 6-2 208 So./4 26 Ashton White 5-10¼ 197 Jr./3 Free Safety No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 21 Jalen Elliott 6-0½ 208 So./3 24 Nick Coleman 6-0 187 Jr./2 28 Nicco Fertitta 5-9 179 Jr./2 17 Isaiah Robertson 6-1½ 208 Fr./4 Note: Elliott added 13 pounds since last season. SPECIAL TEAMS Kicker No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 19 Justin Yoon 5-10 190 Jr./2 Punter No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 85 Tyler Newsome 6-2½ 210 Sr./2 Long Snapper No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl./Elig. 54 John Shannon 6-2 220 So./4 BGI 2017 Spring Scholarship Depth Chart

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