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A look at Iowa’s spring football depth chart

[ 0 ] March 27, 2013 |

Here’s where the Hawkeyes stand as practice begins:

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Coach Kirk Ferentz: “We really like all three guys. All three of them have some things about them that really intrigue you and excite you.”

Jake Rudock, 6-3, 200 Soph.

Cody Sokol, 6-2, 215, Junior

C.J. Beathard, 6-2, 180, RS Freshman

2012 starts: zero

RUNNING BACKS

CKF: “I think Mark (Weisman) is a legitimate threat running the ball. He demonstrated that. Damon (Bullock) is a legitimate threat outside.”

Mark Weisman, 6-0, 225, Soph.

Damon Bullock, 6-0, 195, Junior

Jordan Canzeri, 5-9, 192, Soph.

2012 starts: Weisman (10), Bullock (5)

OFFENSIVE LINE

CKF: “(Brandon Scherff) appears to be (100 percent). He’s been going through the out-of-season program. A big part of it is attitude. His attitude has been great.”

– LT Brandon Scherff, 6-5, 310, Junior

Ryan Ward, 6-5, 290, RS Freshman

– LG Conor Boffeli, 6-5, 290, Senior

Eric Simmons, 6-2, 300, Soph.

– C Austin Blythe, 6-3, 275, Soph.

Tommy Gaul, 6-3, 277, Junior

– RG Andrew Donnal, 6-7, 305, Junior

Jordan Walsh, 6-4, 270, Soph.

– RT Brett Van Sloten, 6-7, 292, Senior

Cole Croston, 6-5, 250, RS Freshman

2012 starts: Van Sloten (12), Scherff (7), Boffeli (3), Donnal (3), Walsh (1)

RECEIVERS

CKF: “Somehow, some way, you have to come up with some bigger plays. Part of that is just experience. Part of that is us doing a better job.”

Tevaun Smith, 6-2, 190, Soph.

Jacob Hillyer, 6-4, 205, Soph.

Kevonte Martin-Manley, 6-0, 205, Soph.

Jordan Cotton, 6-1, 185, Senior

2012 starts: Martin-Manley (12), Cotton (1)

TIGHT ENDS

CKF: “I envision us playing with a fullback. I envision with two tight ends, at times. Also, three wides.”

C.J. Fiedorowicz, 6-7, 265, Senior

Ray Hamilton, 6-5, 248, Junior

2012 starts: Fiedorowicz (12)

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DEFENSE

LINEMEN

CKF: “I’m really excited about the group. I think we have a lot of good, young players in that group.”

– DE Drew Ott, 6-4, 245, Soph.

Mike Hardy, 6-5, 270, Junior

– DT Darian Cooper, 6-2, 280, Soph.

Jaleel Johnson, 6-4, 310, RS Freshman

– DT Carl Davis, 6-5, 310, Junior

Faith Ekakitie, 6-3, 287, RS Freshman

– DE Dominic Alvis, 6-4, 265, Senior

Riley McMinn, 6-7, 245, Soph.

2012 starts: Alvis (12), Note: Louis Trinca-Pasat made 12 starts at tackle, but will miss spring following surgery.

LINEBACKERS

CKF: “Both (assistant coaches) LeVar Woods and Jim Reid will work with linebackers. We’ll pair those guys up together.”

– OLB Christian Kirksey, 6-2, 200, Senior

Travis Perry, 6-3, 230, Soph.

– MLB James Morris, 6-2, 230, Senior

Quinton Alston, 6-1, 224, Junior

– WLB Anthony Hitchens, 6-1, 224, Senior

Cole Fisher. 6-2, 218, Soph.

2012 starts: Kirksey (12), Morris (11), Hitchens (11)

DEFENSIVE BACKS

CKF: “Greg Mabin is moved from the receiver position over to safety. That’s something we considered when we recruited him.”

LC — B.J. Lowery, 5-11, 188, Senior

Maurice Fleming, 6-0, 188, RS Freshman

SS — Nico Law, 6-1, 195, Junior

John Lowdermilk, 6-2, 203, Junior

FS — Tanner Miller, 6-2, 201, Senior

Anthony Gair, 6-2, 200, RS Freshman

RC — Jordan Lomax, 5-10, 190, Soph.

Sean Draper, 6-0, 180, Soph.

2012 starts: Miller (12), Lowery (9), Law (4)

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SPECIAL TEAMS

CKF: “(Kicker) Mike Meyer has played a lot of football. He’s a senior. (Punter) Connor Kornbrath has got one year under his belt. Couple different levels of development there.”

PK Mike Meyer, 6-2, 185, Senior

Marshall Koehn, 6-0, 195, Soph.

P Connor Kornbrath, 6-6, 215, Soph.

Jonny Mullings, 6-3, 210, Junior

Returner: Jordan Cotton and others will audition.

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About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 15 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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