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Northwestern releases depth chart for Week 6 vs. Penn State

Jeremy Larkin enters the two-deep.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Just days after leading Northwestern in rushing by gaining 37 yards on seven carries, redshirt freshman running back Jeremy Larkin is listed as the No. 2 running back behind Justin Jackson.

We learned after the Wisconsin game that Jackson did not practice at all last week. As the Big Ten’s leading active rusher continues to recover from a leg injury, Larkin should once again assume a significant role this weekend against Penn State. It’s unclear if Larkin surpassed John Moten IV due to performance or as a result of injury, but Larkin is also listed over Moten IV as the second kick returner along with fellow redshirt freshman Riley Lees.

Those are the only changes on this week’s depth chart.

Week 6 Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team
Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Clayton Thorson Matt Alviti
Running Back Justin Jackson Jeremy Larkin
X-Receiver Flynn Nagel Jelani Roberts
Y-Receiver Macan Wilson Jace James
Z-Receiver Ben Skowronek Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman
Superback Garrett Dickerson Cameron Green
Left Tackle Jared Thomas Blake Hance
Left Guard Blake Hance J.B. Butler
Center Brad North Nik Urban
Right Guard Tommy Doles J.B. Butler
Right Tackle Rashawn Slater Gunnar Vogel
First Team Second Team
Defensive End Joe Gaziano Trent Goens
Defensive Tackle Tyler Lancaster Alex Miller
Defensive Tackle Jordan Thompson Ben Oxley
Defensive End Samdup Miller Fred Wyatt
SAM Linebacker Nate Hall Warren Long
MIKE Linebacker Paddy Fisher Nathan Fox
WILL Linebacker Brett Walsh Blake Gallagher
Cornerback Trae Williams Marcus McShepard
Safety Godwin Igwebuike JR Pace
Safety Kyle Queiro Jared McGee
Cornerback Montre Hartage Moe Almasri
First Team Second Team
Placekicker Charlie Kuhbander Makay Redd
Punter Hunter Niswander Daniel Kubiuk
Kick Returner Riley Lees Jeremy Larkin
Punt Returner Flynn Nagel Riley Lees
Long Snapper Tyler Gillikin Trevor Stroebel
Holder Hunter Niswander Daniel Kubiuk
Kickoff Specialist Luke Otto Drew Luckenbaugh