Newest Wildcat Depth Chart - Released


Posted Aug 28, 2006


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head football coach Ron Prince announced Sunday the Wildcats’ depth chart for the season opener against Illinois State. The two-deep features 10 players who will make their first career starts and numerous positions that were won in the past several days of practice.


Headlining the group is senior Dylan Meier, who has won the starting job at quarterback after a heated battle with true freshman Josh Freeman. Meier did not play last season and will make his seventh career start Saturday and the first since starting at Missouri on Nov. 6, 2004.

Three offensive linemen will make their starting debuts Saturday with redshirt freshman Nick Stringer starting at left tackle, sophomore Gerard Spexarth opening at right guard and senior Michael Frieson, who was recently placed back on scholarship, getting the nod at right tackle.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Ian Campbell will start at left end and junior Steven Cline will be at nose tackle. Junior Rob Jackson rounds out the first-time starters on the defensive line after getting the nod at right end over Eric Childs.

At the linebacker spot, sophomore Reggie Walker (strong side) and senior Zach Diles (middle) will team up with veteran senior Brandon Archer to make up the Wildcat starters at linebacker.

In the secondary, former walk-on Andrew Erker will start at free safety over Marcus Watts, while the remainder of the secondary will be filled with familiar faces, including Bryan Baldwin and Justin McKinney on the corners, and Kyle Williams at one safety spot.

In the kicking game, Jeff Snodgrass held off a push from Tim Schwerdt for the place-kicking duties and will also handle kickoffs. Tim Reyer will remain at punter, while Yamon Figurs and Jermaine Moreira are listed 1-2 at both punt and kick returns.

Kansas State Depth Chart vs. Illinois State

Offense
WR
27 Jordy Nelson (6-2, 213, Jr.-1L)
10 Jermaine Moreira (5-10, 191, Sr.-3L)

LT
64 Nick Stringer (6-6, 271, Fr.-RS)
71 Derek Meyer (6-6, 301, Fr.-RS)

LG
67 Greg Wafford (6-2, 339, Sr.-1L)
69 Caleb Handy (6-1, 313, So.-1L)

C
79 Jordan Bedore (6-3, 302, So.-1L)
72 John Hafferty (6-2, 296, Jr.-2L)

RG
73 Gerard Spexarth (6-6, 312, So.-1L)
65 Logan Robinson (6-8, 338, Jr.-SQ)

RT
77 Michael Frieson (6-7, 316, Sr.-SQ)
76 Brock Unruh (6-5, 301, Fr.-RS)

TE
89 Rashaad Norwood (6-3, 229, Jr.-1L)
82 Michael Pooschke (6-3, 245, Jr.-JC) / or
85 Jeron Mastrud (6-6, 255, Fr.-HS)

WR
16 Yamon Figurs (5-11, 173, Sr.-2L)
88 Cedric Wilson (6-1, 190, So.-JC)

QB
9 Dylan Meier (6-2, 211, Sr.-2L)
1 Josh Freeman (6-6, 238, Fr.-HS)

RB
21 Carlos Alsup (6-0, 212, Sr.-2L) 1
4 Leon Patton (5-7, 184, Fr.-HS) / or
8 James Johnson (5-11, 200, Jr.-JC)

FB
28 John McCardle (5-8, 200, So.-1L)
87 Donald Raymer (6-2, 238, Sr.-SQ)

Specialists
KO
19 Jeff Snodgrass (6-0, 200, Sr.-1L)
18 Jared Parker (5-11, 197, So.-SQ)

PK
19 Jeff Snodgrass (6-0, 200, Sr.-1L)
26 Tim Schwerdt (5-8, 174, Jr.-1L)

HOLD
2 Marcus Watts (6-2, 180, Jr.-1L)
9 Dylan Meier (6-2, 211, Sr.-2L)

LS
62 Jeff Mortimer (6-0, 231, Sr.-2L)
82 Michael Pooschke (6-3, 245, Jr.-JC)

P
17 Tim Reyer (5-11, 208, Jr.-2L)
21 Cole Brokenicky (5-10, 197, Jr.-SQ)

PR
16 Yamon Figurs (5-11, 173, Sr.-2L)
10 Jermaine Moreira (5-10, 191, Sr.-3L)

KR
16 Yamon Figurs (5-11, 173, Sr.-2L)
10 Jermaine Moreira (5-10, 191, Sr.-3L)

Defense
LE
98 Ian Campbell (6-5, 232, So.-1L)
54 Trevor Viers (6-4, 259, Fr.-HS)

NT
99 Steven Cline (6-1, 291, Jr.-1L)
56 Quintin Echols (6-0, 316, Sr.-3L)

DT
34 Blake Seiler (6-2, 254, Sr.-2L)
50 Alphonso Moran (6-0, 294, So.-1L)

RE
95 Rob Jackson (6-3, 265, Jr.-JC)
90 Eric Childs (6-3, 230, Fr.-RS)

SLB
53 Reggie Walker (6-0, 233, So.-1L)
37 Marcus Perry (6-1, 225, Jr.-2L)

MLB
52 Zach Diles (6-0, 240, Sr.-1L)
24 Maurice Mack (5-10, 215, Sr.-3L)

WLB
46 Brandon Archer (6-0, 239, Sr.-3L)
43 Antwon Moore (5-10, 209, So.-JC)

CB
3 Bryan Baldwin (5-10, 190, Jr.-1L)
6 Byron Garvin (5-10, 180, Jr.-2L)

SS
9 Kyle Williams (6-0, 201, Sr.-1L)
15 Kevin Hollis (5-11, 190, Fr.-RS)

FS
18 Andrew Erker (6-0, 195, So.-SQ)
2 Marcus Watts (6-2, 180, Jr.-1L)

CB
22 Justin McKinney (5-9, 185, Jr.-1L)
12 Devin Anderson (5-8, 178, Jr.-JC)


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