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Updated Northwestern football projected 2014 depth chart

A continually updating look at how the Wildcats' depth chart is shaping up throughout fall camp.

Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern doesn't release a preseason depth chart, and Pat Fitzgerald likely won't issue one until game week. That can make it difficult to show how position battles are going. However, we have the luxury of watching every practice, so we can update the depth chart after each one to show who is running with the first team and who is running with the second team.

Fitz likes to say that he mixes things up during practices, and while there will certainly be some changes throughout the fall, the players who play with the first team the most are the ones who will generally be the starters in August. So this will be a good way to see who has the edge as the fall progresses. Note: We'll take injuries and other things into consideration, and if we don't have something filled in, it means we didn't get a close enough look to make an accurate judgement. Also, we don't see the special teams practice much, so we might not be able to include them.


QB — Trevor Siemian, Zack Oliver, Matt Alviti

RB — Treyvon Green, Stephen Buckley, Warren Long, Justin Jackson, Solomon Vault (by committee)

WR — Tony Jones, Pierre Youngblood-Ary OR Mike McHugh

WR — Miles Shuler, Solomon Vault, Austin Carr

WR — Cameron Dickerson, Kyle Prater

SB — Dan Vitale, Jayme Taylor, Garrett Dickerson OR Mark Szott

LT — Paul Jorgensen, Shane Mertz

LG — Geoff Mogus, Ian Park

C — Brandon Vitabile, Hayden Baker

RG — Matt Frazier, Adam DePietro

RT — Eric Olson, Jack Konopka


DE — Dean Lowry, Ifeadi Odenigbo

DT — Sean McEvilly, Greg Kuhar

DT — C.J. Robbins, Chance Carter

DE — Deonte Gibson, Max Chapman OR Xavier Washington

SAM — Jimmy Hall OR Drew Smith, Anthony Walker

MLB — Collin Ellis, Brett Walsh

WLB — Chi Chi Ariguzo, Joseph Jones

CB — Nick VanHoose, Keith Watkins

CB — Matt Harris, Dwight White

S — Ibraheim Campbell, Godwin Igwebuike

S — Traveon Henry, Kyle Queiro

Special Teams

P — Chris Gradone, Hunter Niswander

K — Jack Mitchell OR Hunter Niswander, Arthur Omillian

PK — Jack Mitchell OR Hunter Niswaner, Matt Micucci, Arthur Omillian

PR — Miles Shuler OR Ibraheim Campbell OR Mike McHugh

KR — Matt Harris OR Solomon Vault OR Justin Jackson OR Miles Shuler, Tim Hanrahan