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First Look: IU football 2021 depth chart

Indiana released its 2021 football media guide and record book on Friday, and in it was the first depth chart for the 2021 campaign.

While there weren’t many surprises in the first edition of the depth chart, it definitely comes with a couple caveats.

First, several transfers arrived after spring practice, meaning the staff hasn’t had a look at them on the field.  It would be difficult to place anyone in that category at the top of the depth chart irrespective of their credentials.  USC transfer running back Stephen Carr is a good example.  Second, tight position battles are typically won or lost at fall camp, not in the spring or summer.  This edition of the depth chart entails a bit more deference to what has been done in the past, but future roles will be settled in August.

The complete depth chart from IU Athletics is below.

OFFENSE

LT
77 Caleb Jones, 6-8, 362, Sr.-R
70 Luke Haggard, 6-7, 305, Sr.

LG
56 Mike Katic, 6-4, 312, So.-R
73 Tim Weaver, 6-6, 315, So.-R

C
50 Zach Carpenter, 6-5, 320, So.-R
79 Charlie O’Connor, 6-2, 303, Jr.-R
62 Cameron Knight, 6-3, 281, Fr.-R

RG
72 Dylan Powell, 6-3, 310, Gr.
71 Randy Holtz, 6-7, 340, Fr.-R

RT
76 Matthew Bedford, 6-6, 310, Jr.
66 Aidan Rafferty, 6-6, 298, Jr.-R

WR
13 Miles Marshall, 6-4, 212, Jr.-R
18 Javon Swinton, 6-2, 187, So.

WR
7 D.J. Matthews Jr., 5-11, 160, Gr.+
12 Da’Shaun Brown, 6-2, 180, So.-R

WR
3 Ty Fryfogle, 6-2, 205, Sr.+
2 Jacolby Hewitt, 6-1, 198, Jr.-R

QB
9 Michael Penix Jr., 6-3, 218, Jr.-R
14 Jack Tuttle, 6-4, 212, Jr.-R

RB
20 Tim Baldwin Jr., 6-0, 211, So.
6 Sampson James, 6-1, 220, Jr.
5 Stephen Carr, 6-1, 215, Gr.+
10 David Ellis, 6-1, 214, Jr.

TE
86 Peyton Hendershot, 6-4, 254, Sr.-R
89 Matt Bjorson, 6-3, 241, Sr.
88 AJ Barner, 6-6, 245, So.

DEFENSE

DE
10 Ryder Anderson, 6-6, 266, Gr.+
6 James Head Jr., 6-5, 262, Sr.

DT
94 Demarcus Elliott, 6-3, 307, Sr.
99 Weston Kramer, 6-2, 290, Gr.+

DT
50 Sio Nofoagatoto’a, 6-3, 315, Jr.
55 C.J. Person, 6-3, 292, So.-R

BULL
92 Alfred Bryant, 6-2, 250, Sr.-R
87 Michael Ziemba, 6-3, 260, Sr.+
13 Jaren Handy, 6-6, 255, Jr.
42 D.K. Bonhomme, 6-3, 235, Jr.

LB
47 Micah McFadden, 6-2, 232, Sr.
8 James Miller, 6-2, 223, Jr.-R
44 Thomas Allen, 6-3, 240, Sr.-R

LB
4 Cam Jones, 6-3, 224, Sr.
46 Aaron Casey, 6-2, 228, Jr.-R

HUSKY
9 Marcelino McCrary-Ball, 6-0, 214, Sr.-R+
31 Bryant Fitzgerald, 6-0, 208, Sr.-R

CB
23 Jaylin Williams, 6-0, 182, Sr.
2 Reese Taylor, 5-11, 185, Sr.

S
1 Devon Matthews, 6-2, 205, Sr.
19 Josh Sanguinetti, 6-1, 185, So.-R

S
0 Raheem Layne, 6-1, 200, Sr.-R
5 Juwan Burgess, 6-1, 199, Sr.-R

CB
3 Tiawan Mullen, 5-10, 180, Jr.
7 Christopher Keys, 6-0, 185, Fr.-R

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK
93 Charles Campbell, 5-9, 175, Jr.-R
80 Chris Freeman, 6-2, 190, Fr.-R

KO
90 Jared Smolar, 5-11, 221, Sr.-R+
93 Charles Campbell, 5-9, 175, Jr.-R
80 Chris Freeman, 6-2, 190, Fr.-R

P
94 James Evans, 6-1, 222, Fr.
92 Chase Wyatt, 5-11, 196, So.-R

LS
95 Sean Wracher, 6-4, 200, Jr.
97 Jake Wellmann, 6-1, 225, Fr.-R

H
92 Chase Wyatt, 5-11, 196, So.-R
90 Jared Smolar, 5-11, 221, Sr.-R+

KR
10 David Ellis, 6-1, 214, Jr.
2 Jacolby Hewitt, 6-1, 198, Jr.-R

PR
2 Reese Taylor, 5-11, 185, Sr.
7 D.J. Matthews Jr., 5-11, 160, Gr.+

*IU Athletics advanced players eligibility forward as normal in 2020-21. Any extra seasons of eligibility awarded due to COVID-19 will be recognized following a player’s regular senior season. A “+” will be added to indicate the extra season.


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