Hugh Freeze, Auburn football releases depth chart for Week 1 against UMass

Published Aug. 28, 2023, 11:24 a.m.
By Ainslie Lee |
In celebration of game week, Hugh Freeze and the Auburn football program won’t make Tigers fans wait until Saturday to see who trots out onto the field against the UMass Minutemen.
Ahead of Freeze’s Week 1 press conference Monday morning, the Auburn football program released its depth chart for Saturday’s season opener against UMass. Here’s how it looks.
First string: Payton Thorne
Second string: Robby Ashford or Holden Geriner
Running backs
First string: Jarquez Hunter
Second string: Damari Alston
Third string: Brian Battie
Tight ends
First string: Rivaldo Fairweather or Luke Deal
Second string: Tyler Fromm or Brandon Frazier
Third string: Micah Riley
Wide receiver
First string: Jyaire Shorter or Omari Kelly
Second string: Koy Moore
Wide receiver
First string: Jay Fair or Ja’Varrius Johnson
Second string: Caleb Burton III
Wide receiver
First string: Shane Hooks
Second string: Camden Brown
Third string: Nick Mardner
Left tackle
First string: Dillon Wade
Second string: Jaden Muskrat
Left guard
First string: Jeremiah Wright
Second string: Tate Johnson
First string: Avery Jones
Second string: Connor Lew
Right guard
First string: Kam Stutts
Second string: Jalil Irvin
Right tackle
First string: Gunner Britton
Second string: Izavion Miller
Defensive end
First string: Mosiah Nasili-Kite
Second string: Keldric Faulk or Zykevious Walker
Nose tackle
First string: Jayson Jones
Second string: Justin Rogers
Defensive tackle
First string: Marcus Harris
Second string: Lawrence Johnson
Jack linebacker
First string: Elijah McAllister
Second string: Stephen Sings V or Jalen McLeod
Middle linebacker
First string: Austin Keys
Second string: Larry Nixon III
Third string: Wesley Steiner
Weakside linebacker
First string: Cam Riley
Second string: Eugene Asante
First string: DJ James
Second string: Kayin Lee or Colton Hood
First string: Nehemiah Pritchett
Second string: Champ Anthony or JD Rhym
First string: Keionte Scott
Second string: Donovan Kaufman
First string: Jaylin Simpson
Second string: Griffin Speaks
First string: Zion Puckett
Second string: Marquise Gilbert
Third string: Terrance Love
Special teams
Place kicker
First string: Alex McPherson
Second string: Evan McGuire
First string: Oscar Chapman
Second string: Gabe Russo
First string: Oscar Chapman
Second string: Griffin Speaks
Third string: Gabe Russo
Long snapper
First string: Reed Hughes
Second string: Jacob Quattlebaum
Punt returner
First string: Keionte Scott ant Caleb Burton III
Kick returner
First string: Brian Battie and Jarquez Hunter

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