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Though things will undoubtedly change for the Florida Gators throughout the 2016 season, especially with players coming back from injury and suspension after Week 1, the team released its depth chart ahead of its season opener against the UMass Minutemen on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The contest mark the start of head coach Jim McElwain‘s second season with the Gators, and it will all go down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and air live on the SEC Network.
Here is Florida’s first official depth chart released in nearly nine months.
QB: Luke Del Rio, Austin Appleby, Feleipe Franks OR Kyle Trask
RB: Jordan Scarlett OR Mark Thompson OR Jordan Cronkrite, Mark Herndon, Lamichal Perine
TE: DeAndre Goolsby, Moral Stephens OR Camrin Knight
WR: Antonio Callaway, Josh Hammond, C.J. Worton
WR: Brandon Powell, Ahmad Fulwood
WR: Dre Massey, Brandon Powell, Freddie Swain
LT: David Sharpe, Kavaris Harkless
LG: Martez Ivey, Nick Buchanan OR Brandon Sandifer
C: Cam Dillard, T.J. McCoy
RG: Tyler Jordan, Richard Desir-Jones
RT: Fred Johnson, Jawaan Taylor
DE: Bryan Cox Jr., Keivonnis Davis OR Justus Reed
NT: Joey Ivie, Khairi Clark
DT: Caleb Brantley, Cece Jefferson OR Taven Bryan
DE: Jordan Sherit, Jabari Zuniga, Jachai Polite
SLB: Daniel McMillian, Jeremiah Moon
MLB: Jarrad Davis, David Reese
WLB: Alex Anzalone, Kylan Johnson, Vosean Joseph
CB: Quincy Wilson, Chauncey Gardner
CB: Duke Dawson, Joseph Putu
Nickel CB: Duke Dawson, Chris Williamson
S: Nick Washington OR Marcell Harris
S: Marcus Maye, Jeawon Taylor
K: Eddy Pineiro, Jorge Powell
P: Johnny Townsend
H: Johnny Townsend
LS: Ryan Farr
KR: Dre Massey, Brandon Powell
PR: Antonio Callaway, Brandon Powell
» There are 11 freshmen listed on the depth chart after McElwain had just seven on the Week 1 depth chart ahead of his first season in 2015.
» Senior wide receiver Chris Thompson is not on the depth chart, making him the likely mystery senior suspended for the first game. The other seven scholarship seniors can be found on the two-deep list.