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Missouri football depth chart

Thursday, August 16, 2007 | 4:10 p.m. CDT; updated 12:20 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Tigers’ offense is returning eight starters. Although wide receiver Danario Alexander never started last year, he contributed off the bench as a true fresh¬man, most notably with a 74-yard touchdown catch in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State. The right side of the offensive line doesn’t have starting experience but did see action last season. Right tackle Dain Wise played in four games, and right guard Kurtis Gregory played in all 13.

MU’s defense lost six starters: two defensive ends (Xzavie Jackson and Brian Smith), two lineback¬ers (Marcus Bacon and Dedrick Harrington) and two safeties (Brandon Massey and David Over¬street). Its development during the four-game nonconference schedule will be essential to the Tigers’ chances of winning the Big 12 Conference North Division title.

The Tigers open their Big 12 season against fellow favorite Nebraska and then travel to Okla¬homa. The defense’s depth has already been tested with an injury to cornerback Hardy Ricks, who dislocated his left shoulder. But Paul Simpson and true freshman Carl Gettis have been impressive in drills as replacements.

In addition to Ricks, tailback Marcus Woods and tight end Jon Gissinger are injured.

Offense

X-Wide Receiver
2 William Franklin - 6-2, 205, Sr.
8 Jared Perry - 6-1, 180, So.

Left Tackle
79 Tyler Luellen - 6-7, 310, Sr.
54 Chris Tipton - 6-4, 310, Sr.
72 Elvis Fisher - 6-5, 285, Fr.

Left Guard
76 Ryan Madison - 6-6, 305, Jr.
71 Monte Wyrick - 6-5, 325, Sr.
69 Jesse Hernandez - 6-2, 305, RS Fr.

Center
77 Adam Spieker - 6-3, 305, Sr.
62 Tim Barnes - 6-4, 305, RS Fr.
67 J.T. Beasley - 6-4, 285, Fr.

Right Guard
78 Kurtis Gregory - 6-5, 305, So.
51 James Stigall - 6-3, 300, So.
55 Jayson Palmgren - 6-3, 315, Fr.

Right Tackle
68 Dain Wise - 6-5, 305, So. - or -
61 Colin Brown - 6-8, 325, Jr.
65 Mike Prince - 6-4, 300, RS Fr.
60 Bryan Webb - 6-5, 300, Fr.

Quarterback
10 Chase Daniel - 6-0, 225, Jr.
14 Chase Patton - 6-5, 220, Jr.
5 Dominic Grooms - 6-1, 195, RS Fr.
13 J.P. Tillman - 6-3, 240, RS Fr.

Tailback
22 Tony Temple - 5-9, 205, Sr.
7 Earl Goldsmith - 5-9, 200, Jr. - or -
1 Jimmy Jackson - 5-9, 200, Jr.
24 Derrick Washington - 5-11, 200, Fr.
26 De’Vion Moore - 5-9, 190, Fr.

Tight End
82 Martin Rucker - 6-6, 255, Sr.
45 Chase Coffman - 6-6, 245, Jr.

H-Wide Receiver
81 Danario Alexander - 6-5, 210, So.
9 Jeremy Maclin - 6-1, 200, RS Fr.

Z-Wide Receiver
84 Tommy Saunders - 6-0, 210, Jr.
85 Greg Bracey - 6-2, 215., Sr. - or -
4 Jason Ray - 6-1, 215, Sr.

Defense

Defensive End
48 Tommy Chavis - 6-2, 280, Jr.
47 Jaysen Corbett - 6-4, 270, Jr.
98 Bart Coslet - 6-5, 250, RS Fr.
39 Tyler Crane - 6-4, 245, Fr.

Defensive Tackle
94 Ziggy Hood - 6-4, 295, Jr.
91 Charles Gaines - 6-1, 205, Sr.
50 Jason Townson - 6-4, 260, Jr.
53 Terrell Resonno - 6-6, 275, Fr.

Nosetackle
99 Lorenzo Williams - 6-2, 295, Sr.
96 Jaron Baston - 6-1, 195, So.
92 Andy Maples - 6-4, 300, Jr.
90 Dominique Hamilton - 6-6, 280, Fr.

Defensive End
38 Stryker Sulak - 6-5, 250, Jr.
93 John Stull - 6-4, 245, RS Fr.
97 Tarell Corby - 6-3, 235, So.
95 Chris Earnhardt - 6-5, 255, Fr.

Strongside Linebacker
5 Van Alexander - 6-0, 235, Jr.
18 Steve Redmond - 6-0, 235, Jr.
30 Marquis Booker - 6-1, 235, RS Fr.
40 Andrew Gachkar - 6-3, 225, Fr.

Middle Linebacker
34 Brock Christopher - 6-2, 245, Jr.
33 Luke Lambert - 6-3, 230, Fr.

Weakside Linebacker
12 Sean Weatherspoon - 6-1, 240, So.
2 Connell Davis - 6-3, 220, So.
49 Michael Keck - 6-5, 225, Fr.

Strong Safety
13 Pig Brown - 5-11, 205, Sr.
8 Justin Garrett - 6-2, 210, Jr.
10 Gilbert Moye - 6-2, 220, Fr.
24 Mack Breed - 6-1, 205, Jr.

Free Safety
1 William Moore - 6-1, 220, Jr.
15 Del Howard - 5-11, 200, So.
26 Kevin Duncan - 5-10, 200, Jr.
35 Donte Neal - 5-11, 185, Fr.

Cornerback
3 Darnell Terrell - 6-3, 205, Sr.
21 Castine Bridges - 6-2, 210, Jr.
11 Tremane Vaughns - 5-9, 180, Jr.
7 La’Roderick Thomas - 6-0, 195, RS Fr.

Cornerback
6 Paul Simpson - 6-2, 190, Sr.
19 Carl Gettis - 5-11, 200, Fr.
20 Kevin Rutland - 6-0, 190, RS Fr
31 Trey Hobson - 5-11, 185, Fr.

Specialists

Punter
90 Adam Crossett - 6-3, 225, Sr.
36 Jake Harry - 6-1, 185, Jr.

Placekicker
99 Jeff Wolfert - 6-2, 185, Jr.
90 Adam Crossett - 6-3, 225, Sr.

Holder
84 Tommy Saunders - 6-0, 210, Jr.
89 Blake May - 5-11, 190, Soph.
14 Chase Patton - 6-5, 220, Jr.

Long snapper
95 Steven Blair - 6-3, 235, Sr.
34 Brock Christopher - 6-2, 245, Jr.

Kickoff Returner
22 Tony Temple - 5-9, 205, Sr.
7 Earl Goldsmith - 5-9, 200, Jr.
11 Tremane Vaughns - 5-9, 180, Jr.

Punt Returner
84 Tommy Saunders - 6-0, 210, Jr.
8 Jared Perry - 6-1, 180, Soph.


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