UK FOOTBALL | Week 1 depth chart features 5 freshmen starters
08/31/2015 11:43 AM
LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky football team released its Week 1 depth chart on Monday, and four true freshmen will start when the Wildcats face Louisiana Lafayette on Sept. 5:
- C.J. Conrad (TE)
- George Asafo-Adjei (RT)
- Chris Westry (CB)
- Sihiem King (KOR)
Hey, its football game week. How about a depth chart? pic.twitter.com/XtZx9lj0Zz— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 31, 2015
Redshirt freshman Denzil Ware is also listed as a the starter at DE/OLB for suspended junior Jason Hatcher.
In total, eight true freshmen and 10 redshirt freshman make the two-deep for Week 1.
Other Things to Note:
- As expected, Stanley “Boom” Williams (Soph.) claims the top running back spot, followed by Jojo Kemp (Soph.) “or” Mikel Horton (Soph.) at No. 2. Kings finishes the position at fourth string.
- Garrett Johnson (Soph.) beat out junior Ryan Timmons for the starting spot at slot receiver. Dorian Baker (Soph.) and Jeff Badet (Soph.) earned the other starting spots for the X and Y receiving positions.
- Ryan Flannigan (Sr.) is listed as tied for the starting weakside linebacker with Khalid Henderson (Sr.) despite missing most of fall camp with a shoulder injury, followed by true freshman Eli Brown.
- Joining King on kickoff return is J.D. Harmon (Jr.) — who’s backing up Westry at cornerback — and Timmons will start at punt return with fellow wide receiver T.V. Williams (Soph.) listed as his backup.
Below the Fold
Subscribe and get the latest KSTV Sports info delivered to your inbox.