Florida football depth chart: Gators update Week 2 lineup before 2023 home opener vs. McNeese

By OnlyGators.com Staff
September 6, 2023
Florida football depth chart: Gators update Week 2 lineup before 2023 home opener vs. McNeese

Image Credit: Maddie Washburn, UAA

Following a disappointing start to the 2023 college football season, the Florida Gators on Wednesday released their second official depth chart for Year 2 under head coach Billy Napier. With the Gators set for their home opener on Saturday night against McNeese, there were multiple changes made to the offensive side of the ball.

Chief among them was a significant shift in responsibilities for the wide receivers with two freshmen moving up the depth chart and one projected as a Week 2 starter. The safety position now features four “OR” designations for two positions.

After starting the season with 13 such designations, there are now 16 on the depth chart after just one game.

Let’s take a look at the depth chart ahead of the Gators’ second game of the season.

* On injury report | ^ Not defined


QB: Graham Mertz, Jack Miller III*, Max Brown, Micah Leon
RB: Montrell Johnson Jr., Trevor Etienne, Treyaun Webb
TE: Hayden Hansen, Dante Zanders
TE: Jonathan Odom, Arlis Boardingham
WR: Eugene Wilson III, Aidan Mizell
WR: Caleb Douglas, Andy Jean, Marcus Burke
WR: Ricky Pearsall, Ja’Quavion Fraziars, Taylor Spierto

LT: Austin Barber, Jordan Herman OR Bryce Lovett
LG: Richie Leonard IV, Knijeah Harris, Christian Williams
C: Jake Slaughter, Knijeah Harris
RG: Micah Mazzccua, Knijeah Harris, Jalen Farmer
RT: Damieon George Jr., Lyndell Hudson II, Bryce Lovett^

Freshman Eugene Wilson III is now listed as starter at the first wide receiver position with senior Ricky Pearsall now starting in the third spot. Redshirt sophomore walk-on Kahleil Jackson, who was listed as a starter in Week 1, is off the depth chart and listed as questionable with a lower body injury. Freshman Andy Jean has also jumped in front of redshirt sophomore Marcus Burke as second string at the second WR position.

Redshirt junior starting center Kingsley Eguakun is off the depth chart and listed as questionable with a lower-body injury. Redshirt freshman Hayden Hansen has jumped redshirt senior Dante Zanders as the starting tight end, while Week 1 freshman starter Tony Livingston is off the depth chart and listed as questionable with an upper body injury.


F: Tyreak Sapp, Jack Pyburn OR Kamran James OR Kelby Collins
NT: Cam Jackson, Desmond Watson, Jamari Lyons
DE: Caleb Banks OR Chris McClellan*, Will Norman
JACK: Princely Umanmielen, T.J. Searcy OR Jack Pyburn
LB: Scooby Williams OR Teradja Mitchell OR Derek Wingo
LB: Shemar James, Mannie Nunnery OR Jaden Robinson
SAM: Scooby Williams, Mannie Nunnery

CB: Jason Marshall Jr., Ja’Keem Jackson OR Aaron Gates
CB: Jalen Kimber OR Devin Moore*, Dijon Johnson
STAR: Jaydon Hill OR Jadarrius Perkins, Sharif Denson
S: Miguel Mitchell OR Kamari Wilson OR Bryce Thornton
S: Jordan Castell OR R.J. Moten OR Bryce Thornton

Redshirt junior Ja’Markis Weston is off the depth chart listed as out with an upper body injury. Both Week 1 starting safeties are now followed by an “OR” designation. Sophomore cornerback Devin Moore remains on the depth chart while listed as questionable with an “undisclosed illness.”

Special teams

KO: Trey Smack, Adam Mihalek
PK: Adam Mihalek, Trey Smack
P: Jeremy Crawshaw, Jacob Watkins
H: Jeremy Crawshaw, Jacob Watkins
LS: Rocco Underwood, Gannon Burt
KR: Trevor Etienne, Jason Marshall Jr., Montrell Johnson Jr., Eugene Wilson III
PR: Ricky Pearsall OR Eugene Wilson III

Rather than be a second-string punt returner, Wilson now has the “OR” designation.

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