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Here's the depth chart that was released Tuesday going into spring practice, which begins Wednesday. morning and concludes with the Blue/White scrimmage at 6 p.m. on April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium. Hat tip to our UK football beat writer, Ben Jones, for compiling the list.

The depth chart does not include true freshmen because there were no midyear enrollees for the Wildcats other than junior-college safety transfer Kory Brown, who starts spring as a third-stringer.

There were also no kick returners and punt returners officially released, so we've compiled a depth chart there based on returning production and what head coach Joker Phillips said at his press conference on Tuesday.

(A full transcript of Phillips' comments can be found here on our subscriber House of Blue forum. The coach talked about the weight changes in his offensive linemen, replacing Danny Trevathan, replacing Ryan Tydlacka, losing Ridge Wilson and much more.)

Offense

Quarterback
1. Maxwell Smith (11), 6-4, 230, So.
2. Morgan Newton (12), 6-4, 240, Sr. (Labrum surgery - will not throw in spring)
3. Jacob Russell (17), 6-4, 238, So. (EKU transfer sat out 2011 season)

Tailback
1. CoShik Williams (26), 5-9, 194, Sr.
2. Raymond Sanders (4), 5-8, 197, Jr.
3. Josh Clemons (21), 5-10, 205, So. (wore No. 20 as a freshman, injury situation will be determined moving forward)
4. Jonathan George (25), 5-10, 216, Jr.
5. Brandon Gainer (29), 5-11, 207, So.
6. Derek Bishop (31), 5-7, 193, RFr.
7. Chad Merida (41), 5-10, 208, RFr.

Fullback
1. D.J. Warren (39), 6-0, 224, So.
2. Cody Jones (37), 5-11, 209, Jr.
3. Calvin Brent (48), 5-10, 230, RFr.

Wide receiver
1. La'Rod King (16), 6-4, 211, Sr.
2. Daryl Collins (23,) 5-11, 202, RFr.
3. Jared Leet (13), 6-3, 192, RFr.
4. Derrick Quarles (83), 5-11, 183, RFr.

Wide receiver
1. E.J. Fields (19), 6-1, 199, Sr.
2. Brian Adams (87), 6-4, 223, Jr.
3. Aaron Boyd (27), 6-4, 220, Sr.
4. Rashad Cunningham (81), 6-4, 221, RFr.
5. William Tanner (35), 6-0, 186, So.

Wide receiver
1. Gene McCaskill (85), 6-0, 198, Sr. (will miss some time in spring to keep knee healthy)

2. Demarco Robinson (9), 5-10, 157, So.
3. Bookie Cobbins (7), 6-0, 191, RFr.
4. Muhammad Saifullah (34) 5-5, 162, Jr. (Transfer from Centre College)

Tight end
1. Tyler Robinson (89), 6-3, 250, Jr.
2. Jordan Aumiller (86), 6-4, 241, Jr.
OR Anthony Kendrick (82), 6-3, 250, Jr.
OR Ronnie Shields (80), 6-5, 245, So.
5. Patrick Ligon (46), 6-4, 258, Jr. (moved from defensive end in fall 2011)
OR Gabe Correll (84), 6-5, 240, Sr.

Left tackle
1. Darrian Miller (77), 6-5, 306, So.
2. Tyler Davenport (62), 6-5, 330, So. (will not take contact, recovering from knee injury)
3. Jack Gruenschlaeger (71), 6-11, 354, RFr.

Left guard
1. Zach West (75), 6-4, 305, RFr.
2. Teven Eatmon-Nared (76), 6-7, 342, So. (will take first team reps on Wednesdays at right guard - see below)

Center
1. Matt Smith (69), 6-4, 291, Sr. (will miss practice on Wednesdays due to student teaching)
2. Sam Simpson (56), 6-4, 293, Jr.
3. Max Godby (64), 6-4, 283, So.

Right guard
1. Larry Warford (67), 6-3, 320, Sr. (will move to center on Wednesdays in Smith's place)
2. Shaquille Love (58), 6-4, 301, RFr.
3. Stephen Duff (73), 6-0, 331, Jr.

Right tackle
1. Kevin Mitchell (79), 6-6, 300, Jr. (spent 2011 as backup left guard)
2. Trevino Woods (74), 6-5, 292, Sr.

Defense

Defensive end
1. Collins Ukwu (96), 6-5, 261, Sr. (out for spring practice after undergoing labrum surgery)
2. Mike Douglas (50), 50, 6-4, 265, So.
3. Farrington Huguenin (91), 6-4, 266, RFr.

Defensive tackle
1. Donte Rumph (99), 6-3, 303, Jr.
2. Christian Coleman (92), 6-3, 298, So.
3. Alvin Davis (60), 6-4, 259, So.

Defensive tackle
1. Mister Cobble (97), 6-0, 332, Jr.
2. Tristian Johnson (51), 6-1, 272, Jr.
3. Nermin Delic (66), 6-5, 280, So. (returned to team in January after leaving in summer)
4. Lionel Inanzala (64), 6-3, 273, So.

Defensive end
1. Taylor Wyndham (94), 6-4, 243, Sr.
2. TraVaughn Paschal (41), 6-4, 258, So.

Strongside linebacker
1. Alvin Dupree (2), 6-4, 255, So. (incumbent starter Ridge Wilson dismissed from team in spring)
2. Justin Henderson (90), 6-3, 245, So.

Middle linebacker
1. Avery Williamson (40), 6-1, 242, Jr.
2. Tyler Brause (10), 6-4, 241, So. (spent 2011 at strongside linebacker)
3. Jabari Johnson (47), 6-1, 255, RFr. (will not take contact in spring, recovering from shoulder injury)

Weakside linebacker
1. Malcolm McDuffen (54), 6-3, 228, So.
2. Demarius Rancifer (49), 6-2, 232, RFr.
3. Tim Patterson (44), 6-4, 248, RFr.

Hybrid safety/linebacker
1. Miles Simpson (32), 6-2, 228, So.
2. Josh Forrest (8), 6-3, 234, RFr.
3. Kory Brown (34), 6-0, 208, So. (junior-college transfer)

Cornerback
1. Cartier Rice (35), 5-10, 187, Sr.
2. Eric Dixon (28), 5-11, 184, So.
3. Christian Hudnell (37), 6-0, 181, Jr.
4. Kirk Smith (33), 5-11, 179, RFr.

Safety
1. Mikie Benton (31), 5-11, 195, Sr.
2. Ashely Lowery (5), 6-1, 209, So.

Safety
1. Martavius Neloms (1), 6-1, 188, Sr. (wore No. 15 in 2011, will play some corner in 2012)
2. Glenn Faulkner (18), 6-2, 186, So.

Cornerback
1. Marcus Caffey (15), 5-11, 201, RFr. (wore No. 30 and played running back in 2011)
2. Eric Simmons (38), 6-0, 200, So.
3. Jerry Williams (36), 6-0, 166, RFr. (played wide receiver in 2011)
4. Kristofer O'Bryant (36), 5-7, 174, So. (transfer)

Kicker
1. Craig McIntosh, (93), 6-0, 194, Sr.
2. Joe Mansour, (88), 6-2, 191, Jr.

Punter
1. Joe Mansour (88), 6-2, 191, Jr.
OR Jay Wilmott (42), 6-1, 239, RFr.

Long Snapper
1. Kelly Mason (59), 6-3, 236, RFr.
OR Kyle Budde (81), 6-6, 225, So.
3. Matthew Adolph (53), 6-2, 220, So.

Kick returner
1. Ashely Lowery (5), 6-1, 209, So.
2. Daryl Collins (23), 5-11, 202, RFr.
OR Bookie Cobbins (7), 6-0, 191, RFr.

Punt returner
1. Gene McCaskill (85), 6-0, 198, Sr.
2. Daryl Collins (23), 5-11, 202, RFr.
OR Bookie Cobbins (7), 6-0, 191, RFr.

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