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Notre Dame vs. Pitt Depth Charts
Leprechaun Express: Notre Dame Football Intel Update Oct. 6, 2010

What's New - Notre Dame Offense vs. Pitt Defense - Notre Dame Defense vs. Pitt Offense - Notre Dame vs. Pitt Special Teams

Notre Dame vs. Pitt depth charts, in complementary dual-column format, follow in HTML-based text. [click here to jump to depth chart]

What's New

:: Notre Dame junior wide receiver John Goodman moves into the co-#1 slot with Notre Dame freshman wide receiver T.J. Jones in one of the WR positions.

:: Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Bennett Jackson moves into the #1 slot as a kickoff-returner. Jackson made a stir as a kick-off gunner against Purdue, then moved into the depth chart as a kick-returner against Boston College. Against the Eagles, Jackson helped Notre Dame blast out of the gates with a 21-0 first quarter by returning the opening kick-off to mid-field. The big return helped get momentum going early, and, more importantly, helped set up the scoring drive on Notre Dame's first possession.

:: Big Notre Dame senior heavy-halfback/former fullback Robert Hughesremains in the #2-slot at running back.

Notre Dame vs. Pitt Depth Charts

The Fighting Irish take on the Panthers in Notre Dame Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 3:30 PM ET on NBC.

Keep in mind that Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly has featured extensive rotation at a some positions. All players listed have to be ready to play like a starter, and additional players, not listed, might see crucial game action.

Note that Pitt has listed its depth charts as "probable."

Notre Dame Offense

QB
10 Dayne Crist 6-4 235 Jr.
16 Nate Montana 6-4 215 Jr.
or 13 Tommy Rees 6-2 210 Fr.

RB
5 ARMANDO ALLEN JR. 5-10 205 Sr.
33 Robert Hughes 5-11 245 Sr.

WR
3 MICHAEL FLOYD 6-3 227 Jr.
18 DUVAL KAMARA 6-4 225 Sr.

7 TJ Jones 5-11 187 Fr.
or 81 John Goodman 6-3 207 Jr.

6 Theo Riddick 5-11 198 So.
19 Robby Toma 5-9 175 So.

TE
9 KYLE RUDOLPH 6-6 265 Jr.
80 Tyler Eifert 6-6 242 So.

LT
70 Zack Martin 6-4 290 So.
77 Matt Romine 6-5 292 Sr.

LG
59 CHRIS STEWART 6-5 351 Sr.
66 Chris Watt 6-3 310 So.

C
52 Braxston Cave 6-3 301 Jr.
51 Mike Golic Jr. 6-3 290 Jr.

RG
78 TREVOR ROBINSON 6-5 295 Jr.
57 Mike Golic Jr. 6-3 290 Jr.

RT
75 Taylor Dever 6-5 297 Sr.
76 Andrew Nuss 6-5 297 Sr.

"Probable" Pitt Defense

CB
26 RICKY GARY SR* 5-9 175
21 Buddy Jackson JR* 6-1 180 or
24 K’Waun Williams FR 5-10 175

FS
18 JARRED HOLLEY SO* 5-10 180
25 Jason Hendricks FR* 6-0 180

SS
31 DOM DECICCO SR 6-4 230
41 Andrew Taglianetti SO* 5-11 190
16 Kolby Gray FR* 6-2 195

CB
22 ANTWUAN REED JR 5-10 185
2 Saheed Imoru JR 5-10 190

LB-SAM
38 GREG WILLIAMS JR* 6-3 240
23 Kevin Adams FR* 6-1 215

MLB
55 MAX GRUDER JR* 6-2 230
58 Shane Gordon FR* 6-1 230

LB-WILL
32 TRISTAN ROBERTS JR* 6-1 235
53 Joe Trebitz SO* 6-3 220 or
34 Carl Fleming FR* 6-1 220

L-DE
97 JABAAL SHEARD SR 6-4 260
96 Justin Hargrove JR* 6-4 270

DT
98 CHAS ALECXIH JR* 6-5 280
45 Tyler Tkach SR* 6-3 275 or
59 Aaron Donald FR 6-0 270

NT
94 MYLES CARAGEIN JR* 6-2 290
50 Tyrone Ezell FR* 6-4 285

R-DE
35 BRANDON LINDSEY JR* 6-2 250
44 Nate Nix SR* 6-4 240
90 T.J. Clemmings FR 6-6 280

Notre Dame Defense

CB
2 DARRIN WALLS 6-0 190 Sr.
23 Lo Wood 5-10 178 Fr.

S
22 HARRISON SMITH 6-2 214 Sr.
15 Dan McCarthy 6-2 205 Jr.

S
26 Jamoris Slaughter 6-0 195 Jr.
17 Zeke Motta 6-2 210 So.

CB
4 GARY GRAY 5-11 190 Sr.
12 ROBERT BLANTON 6-1 192 Jr.

OLB
45 DARIUS FLEMING 6-2 247 Jr.
55 Prince Shembo 6-2 243 Fr.

ILB
44 Carlo Calabrese 6-1 240 So.
54 Anthony McDonald 6-2 238 Jr.

ILB
5 MANTI TE’O 6-2 245 So.
13 Danny Spond 6-2 225 Fr.

OLB
56 Kerry Neal 6-2 245 Sr.
58 BRIAN SMITH 6-3 243 Sr.

DE
90 ETHAN JOHNSON 6-4 285 Jr.
94 Hafis Williams 6-1 285 Jr.

NG
95 IAN WILLIAMS 6-2 305 Sr.
98 Sean Cwynar 6-4 280 Jr.

DE
89 KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE 6-4 283 Jr.
91 Emeka Nwankwo 6-4 290 Sr.

"Probable" Pitt Offense

QB
12 TINO SUNSERI SO* 6-2 210
19 Pat Bostick JR* 6-3 235

TB
28 DION LEWIS SO 5-8 195
1 Ray Graham SO 5-9 195

FB
27 HENRY HYNOSKI JR* 6-2 260
48 Chris Mike SO* 6-1 240

FL
82 JON BALDWIN JR 6-5 230
5 Cameron Saddler SO* 5-7 170

SE
87 MIKE SHANAHAN SO* 6-5 220
15 Devin Street FR* 6-4 190

TE
85 MIKE CRUZ SO* 6-5 255
81 Brock DeCicco FR* 6-5 240

LT
77 JASON PINKSTON SR* 6-4 305
68 Jordan Gibbs JR* 6-7 305

LG
54 CHRIS JACOBSON JR* 6-3 290
75 Ryan Turnley SO* 6-6 305

C
61 ALEX KARABIN SR* 6-1 290
72 Jack Lippert FR* 6-4 275

RG
52 LUCAS NIX JR 6-6 305
60 Greg Gaskins JR* 6-4 285

RT
68 JORDAN GIBBS JR* 6-7 305
78 Cory King FR* 6-6 315

Notre Dame Special Teams

PK
97 David Ruffer 6-1 176 Sr.
40 NICK TAUSCH 6-0 190 So.

KO
97 DAVID RUFFER 6-1 176 Sr.
40 Nick Tausch 6-0 190 So.

P
35 BEN TURK 5-11 196 So.
96 Brandon Walker 6-3 210 Sr.

PR
81 John Goodman 6-3 207 Jr.
5 Armando Allen Jr. 5-10 205 Sr.

KR
20 Cierre Wood 6-0 210 So.
6 THEO RIDDICK 5-11 198 So
or 86 Bennett Jackson 6-0 172 Fr.

LS
60 JORDAN COWART 6-2 215 So.
50 Ryan Kavanagh 6-3 200 Jr.

SLS
62 Bill Flavin 6-3 260 Sr.
52 BRAXSTON CAVE 6-3 301 Jr.

HLD
50 Ryan Kavanagh 6-3 200 Jr.
35 Ben Turk 5-11 196 So.

Pitt Special Teams

PK
30 DAN HUTCHINS SR* 5-11 195
39 Kevin Harper SO* 5-10 180

KO
39 KEVIN HARPER SO* 5-10 180
30 Dan Hutchins SR* 5-11 195

P
30 DAN HUTCHINS SR* 5-11 195
92 Matt Yoklic FR* 6-4 210

PR
5 CAMERON SADDLER SO* 5-7 170
18 Jarred Holley SO* 5-10 180

KR
5 CAMERON SADDLER SO* 5-7 170
1 RAY GRAHAM SO 5-9 195
15 Devin Street FR* 6-4 190
14 Greg Cross SR* 6-2 205

HLDR
4 ANDREW JANOCKO JR* 6-2 220
92 Matt Yoklic FR* 6-4 210

LS
71 JOHN FIEGER JR* 6-6 285
11 Marco Pecora SO* 5-11 205

 

Resource & News Links

:: Notre Dame Roster

:: Notre Dame 2010 schedule/statistical summary - NCAA database
:: Notre Dame Football official site - UND.com

:: Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh Game Week - UND.com
:: Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh Game Day - ND.edu

:: Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh 2010 Game Notes [PDF]
:: Notre Dame Returns Home As Pittsburgh Comes Calling - UND.com

:: Pitt Football official site
:: Pitt 2010 statistical summary - NCAA database

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