Florida football depth chart: Kinglsey Eguakun, Eugene Wilson off injury report, active at Kentucky

By OnlyGators.com Staff
September 27, 2023
Florida football depth chart: Kinglsey Eguakun, Eugene Wilson off injury report, active at Kentucky

Image Credit: UAA / Chris Kim

Following just third straight win, which gave the Florida Gators their first winning streak since 2020, head coach Billy Napier on Wednesday night released his fifth official depth chart of the 2023 college football season. When Florida visits the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday afternoon, it will be as close to full strength as it has been this season.

The suspensions stemming from the last play of the Tennessee game are over, and both redshirt junior center Kingsley Eguakun and freshman wide receiver Eugene Wilson III are not only active as first-teamers at their respective positions but completely off the injury report. There are still some injury issues at tight end with other ailments that could affect the receiving group, but for the most part, the Gators appear good to go.

The vast majority of the “OR” designations remain on the defensive side of the ball as the unit continues to find its footing under first-year defensive coordinator Austin Armstrong. There is also one key starting job that has officially been won, while another position that has caused some controversy remains unchanged.

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

* On injury report


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

LT: Austin Barber, Lyndell Hudson II, Jordan Herman
LG: Richie Leonard IV, Knijeah Harris, Christian Williams
C: Kingsley Eguakun, Jake Slaughter, Richie Leonard IV
RG: Micah Mazzccua, Jalen Farmer
RT: Damieon George Jr., Kamryn Waites, Mark Pitts

Healed injuries and served suspensions reverted much of the offensive depth chart back to normal. Redshirt sophomore Marcus Burke, a second-string wide receiver last week, is off the depth chart and listed as questionable with an upper-body injury. The Gators remain down two tight ends. Junior Montrell Johnson Jr. remains the starting running back without even an “OR” designation for sophomore Trevor Etienne.


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

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

No changes to the defensive depth chart this week. Sophomore Kamari Wilson, a former top-50 prospect, was removed from the depth chart entirely and did not join Florida on the field for the Charlotte game. He will not be on the 74-man travel roster this week.

Special teams

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

Sophomore kicker Trey Smack has won the place kicking job with the “OR” designation officially removed. He is now the starting kicker in all phases.

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