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Northwestern football depth chart: Week One vs. Cal

See who the Wildcats will be starting this week, and who will back the starters up.

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern's depth chart for week on vs. Cal:


QB: Trevor Siemian, Zack Oliver

RB: Treyvon Green, Warren Long

WR: Miles Shuler, Andrew Scanlan

WR: Kyle Prater, Austin Carr

WR: Cameron Dickerson, Pierre Youngblood-Ary

WR: Tony Jones, Mike McHugh

SB: Dan Vitale, Jayme Taylor

LT: Paul Jorgensen, Adam DePietro

LG: Geoff Mogus, Kenton Playko

C: Brandon Vitabile, Brad North

RG: Matt Frazier, Ian Park

RT: Eric Olson OR Jack Konopka


DE: Deonte Gibson, Ifeadi Odenigbo OR Xaiver Washington

DT: CJ Robbins, Chance Carter

DT: Greg Kuhar, Connor Mahoney

DE: Dean Lowry, Max Chapman

SAM: Drew Smith OR Jimmy Hall

MIKE: Collin Ellis, Brett Walsh

WILL: Chi Chi Ariguzo, Anthony Walker

CB: Nick VanHoose, Dwight White

S: Ibraheim Campbell, Godwin Igwebuike

S: Traveon Henry, Kyle Queiro

CB: Matt Harris, Marcus McShepard

Special Teams

K: Jack Mitchell

P: Chris Gradone

LS: Chris Fitzpatrick

H: Christian Salem

KR: Miles Shuler, Mike McHugh

PR: Miles Shuler OR Ibraheim Campbell


- DT Sean McEvilly is out for the year with a foot injury. That's a big loss for a position that was already the biggest question mark on the defense. Greg Kuhar has showed a lot of promise, and maybe McEvilly never got back to his old form. Still, defensive tackle remains an unknown.

- Jack Mitchell is listed as the lone kicker, which means Hunter Niswander must not be ready for action. I wouldn't be surprised to see Niswander (the only scholarship kicker) win the job soon. He was hurt during camp.

- Andrew Scanlan must be doing better than expected. NU didn't expect to have him back from injury until the Penn State game. We haven't seen him at all in camp.

- It's interesting to see Jack Konopka and Eric Olson listed as co-staters. Konopka started last year, but Olson took first team reps all camp.

- With Xavier Washington in the mix as the only true freshman to make the two-deep, will we see the four-defensive end look (Lowry, Gibson, Odenigbo, Washington) again on passing downs? With the Bear Raid up first, there will be plenty of opportunities to use it.

- We'll see a committee at running back, and Solomon Vault and Justin Jackson will play, despite not being listed. The big question mark is Stephen Buckley. How far along is he in coming back from injury?