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UConn Football Reveals Depth Chart For Season Opener vs. UCF

UConn’s first depth chart of the year features a plethora of young players.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

UConn head football Randy Edsall put out his first depth chart of the 2018 season on Sunday in anticipation of Thursday night’s season-opener versus UCF at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

As you might expect, there is a bit of youth on the two-deep with 20 first year players. 11 of them are on defense, with six on offense and three on special teams.

OFFENSE

TACKLE

74 Ryan Van Demark (So., 6-7, 282)

79 Noel Brouse (r-So., 6-5, 271)

GUARD

70 Cam DeGeorge (r-So., 6-6, 290)

56 Nino Leone (r-So., 6-6, 310)

CENTER

63 Ryan Crozier (r-Sr., 6-4, 294)

55 Stanley Hubbard III (r-Fr., 6-3, 292)

GUARD

64 Christian Haynes (Fr., 6-4, 295)

67 Brian Cespedes (r-Jr., 6-7, 299)

TACKLE

65 Matt Peart (r-Jr., 6-7, 301)

71 James Tunstall (r-Fr., 6-6, 305)

TIGHT END

9 Tyler Davis (r-Jr., 6-4, 243)

8 Aaron McLean (Sr., 6-5, 221)

RUNNING BACK

10 Zavier Scott (r-Fr., 6-1, 205)

34 Kevin Mensah (So., 5-9, 195)

WIDE RECEIVER

2 Tyraiq Beals (Sr., 6-0, 190) OR

23 Keyion Dixon (r-So., 6-3, 190)

WIDE RECEIVER

11 Kyle Buss (Sr., 6-1, 181)

80 Heron Maurisseau (Fr., 5-10, 168)

WIDE RECEIVER

1 Hergy Mayala (Sr., 6-2, 203)

15 Donovan Williams (Jr., 6-4, 218)

QUARTERBACK

5 David Pindell (Sr., 6-0, 195)

7 Marvin Washington (r-Fr., 6-1, 202)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END

96 James Atkins (r-So., 6-5, 275) OR

97 Jonathan Pace (Fr., 6-5, 260)

92 Carlton Steer (Sr., 6-2, 263)

NOSE TACKLE

57 Travis Jones (Fr., 6-4, 350)

94 Kevin Murphy (r-Jr., 6-1, 290)

DEFENSIVE END

52 Caleb Thomas (r-Fr., 6-0, 280) OR

69 Ryan Fines (r-Jr., 6-3, 304) OR

98 Lwal Uguak (Fr., 6-5, 261)

LINEBACKER

43 Darrian Beavers (So., 6-3, 235)

6 Eddie Hahn (r-So., 6-3, 214)

LINEBACKER

48 Kevon Jones (Fr., 6-2, 230)

47 Santana Sterling (Sr., 6-0, 226)

LINEBACKER

22 Eli Thomas (r-Jr., 6-1, 218)

45 Ryan Gilmartin (r-So., 5-11, 225)

HUSKY

44 Ian Swenson (r-Fr., 6-1, 197)

41 Marshé Terry (r-Jr., 6-4, 220)

CORNERBACK

14 Tahj Herring-Wilson (r-So., 6-1, 190)

32 Shamel Lazarus (Fr., 6-2, 170)

SAFETY

25 Tyler Coyle (r-So., 6-1, 205)

8 Jalon Ferrell (Fr., 6-2, 177)

SAFETY

27 Omar Fortt (So., 6-1, 189)

31 Oneil Robinson (Fr., 6-2, 177)

CORNERBACK

24 Keyshawn Paul (Fr., 6-0, 170)

39 Ryan Carroll (Fr., 6-1, 180)

SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKER

40 Michael Tarbutt (r-Jr., 6-0, 190}

49 Clayton Harris (Fr., 6-0, 180) OR

92 Noah Iden (Fr., 6-2, 213)

PUNTER

99 Luke Magliozzi (r-Fr., 6-3, 197) OR

81 Brett Graham (r-So., 6-3, 195)

LONG SNAPPER

53 Brian Keating (So., 6-0, 227)

66 Jeffrey Sidebotham (r-So., 6-2, 213)

PUNT RETURNER

11 Kyle Buss (Sr., 6-1, 181) OR

19 Quayvon Skanes (r-So., 5-11, 179)

KICK RETURNER

23 Keyion Dixon (r-So., 6-3, 190)

80 Heron Maurisseau (Fr., 5-10, 168)

HOLDER

81 Brett Graham (r-So., 6-3, 195)

12 Brandon Bisack (r-Jr., 6-5, 219)


Some notes from the first depth chart of the season:

  • Safety Marshe Terry, who is in charge of defense on the leadership council, is listed as a backup at the Husky position to Ian Swenson.
  • Redshirt sophomore receiver Quayvon Skanes is not listed at any of the three receiver spots. While the Huskies have good depth at the position, freshman Heron Maurisseau is listed as a backup at slot receiver to Kyle Buss. Skanes is listed as the backup punt returner, however.
  • 20 freshmen are listed on the depth chart, including 13 true freshmen. In the secondary, Terry is the only player listed that’s older than a redshirt sophomore.
  • Luke Magliozzi is now the starting punter over last year’s incumbent Brett Graham.
  • Not a long of clarity at defensive end with five starters listed.
  • True freshman Christian Haynes gets the nod at right guard.
  • Expect the depth chart to change frequently throughout the season. Edsall said the two-deep “doesn’t mean much” and players will competing for playing time all season long.