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NU Week 3 Depth Chart and Initial Reactions


Quarterback — Kain Colter, Trevor Siemian

Running Back — Venric Mark OR Mike Trumpy OR Treyvon Green

Y Receiver — Mike Jensen, Cermak Bland

X Receiver  — Tony Jones, Kyle Prater

Z Receiver — Rashad Lawrence, Cameron Dickerson

H Receiver — Christian Jones, Andrew Scanlan

Superback — Dan Vitale, Mark Szott

Left Tackle — Jack Konopka, Shane Mertz

Left Guard — Geoff Mogus, Adam DePietro

Center — Brandon Vitabile, Matt Frazier

Right Guard — Ian Park, Hayden Baker

Right Tackle — Paul Jorgensen, Eric Olson


Defensive End – Tyler Scott, Ifeadi Odenigbo

Defensive Tackle – Sean McEvilly, C.J. Robbins

Defensive Tackle – Chance Carter, Will Hampton

Defensive End – Dean Lowry OR Deonte Gibson

SAM Linebacker – Collin Ellis, Joseph Jones

MIKE Linebacker – Damien Proby, Timmy Vernon OR Jaylen Prater

WILL Linebacker – Chi Chi Ariguzo, Drew Smith

Cornerback – Dwight White, C.J. Bryant

Safety – Ibraheim Campbell, Terrance Brown OR Davion Fleming

Safety – Traveon Henry, Jimmy Hall

Cornerback – Nick VanHoose, Matthew Harris

Special Teams

Kicker – Jeff Budzien

Punter – Brandon Williams

Long Snapper – Pat Hickey, Chris Fitzpatrick

Kick Returner – Venric Mark, Stephen Buckley

Punt Returner – Tony Jones, Venric Mark


- At running back, Mike Trumpy and Treyvon Green join Venric Mark as co-starters. It's obvious that Mark will be the featured back once he's fully healthy, but he's still day-to-day. It will be interesting to see whether he gets any snaps this week, because NU likely won't need him

- Kyle Prater rejoins the depth chart, this time as a backup to Tony Jones. Prater was a co-backup in week one with Mike McHugh, then was replaced by Pierre Youngblood-Ary in week two. Now, he's the sole No. 2 at the position, and it will be interesting to see if he's more involved in the gameplan from here on out. He had three catches against Syracuse and was targeted even more than that.

- Dean Lowry and Deonte Gibson continue to be co-starters. Lowry tends to go out first, but Gibson has played a lot and has proven his merit as a "third starter."

- True freshman Matthew Harris is a backup for Nick VanHoose once again. He played last week after bouncing back from injury and should get a lot more chances this week. This game should be the most significant game time he sees to date.

- Jimmy Hall is still a backup to Traveon Henry, but he's played a lot and played well, specifically in nickel situations.