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.
Offense Quarterbacks 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 Center 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 Defense 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 Cornerback First string: DJ James Second string: Kayin Lee or Colton Hood Cornerback First string: Nehemiah Pritchett Second string: Champ Anthony or JD Rhym Star First string: Keionte Scott Second string: Donovan Kaufman Safety First string: Jaylin Simpson Second string: Griffin Speaks Safety First string: Zion Puckett Second string: Marquise Gilbert Third string: Terrance Love Special teams Place kicker First string: Alex McPherson Second string: Evan McGuire Punter First string: Oscar Chapman Second string: Gabe Russo Holder 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 .