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Know your foe: Breaking down
Toledo’s depth chart

Written by Nick de la Torre, August 26, 2013, 1 Comment,
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Gator Country breaks down the Toledo Rockets depth chart as they prepare to take on the Florida Gators in The Swamp this Saturday.

Toledo Offense

| # |            Name     | CL | HT | WT |  

Left Tackle

56   Josh Hendershot      Jr.        6-4    295   

76   Elijah Nkansah          Fr.        6-6    310

Left Guard 

54   Jeff Myers                  Jr.        6-3    290

72   James Henry             Fr. (R) 6-8    290   

Center

67   Zac Kerin                    Sr.        6-5    300   

57  Robert Lisowski       Jr.        6-4    292

Right Guard

75   Greg Mancz               Jr.        6-5    300

60   Nate Jeppsen            Fr.       6-4    285

or  68  Paul Perschon    Fr. (R)6-6    310

Right Tackle 

65  Chase Nelson             Jr.        6-8    335

74  Storm Norton           Fr. (R)6-8    310

Tight End

41  Zac Rosenbauer       Jr.        6-2    225

81  Alex Zmolik               So.        6-5    245

Quarterback

2    Terrance Owens       Sr.        6-4    205

11  Logan Woodside      Fr.        6-2    210

Running Back 

22   David Fluellen        Sr.      6-0    215

19   Cassius McDowell Jr.       5-9    180

Wide Receiver (X)

9   Alonzo Russell         So.       6-4    190

13  Rodney Adams       Fr.        6-1    176   

Wide Receiver (Z)

14  Justin Olack               Jr.        6-4    220

or 17 Dwight Macon      Jr.        6-0    200

Wide Receiver (M) 

1   Bernard Reedy          Sr.        5-9    175

28   Corey Jones             Fr. (R) 5-8    165

Offensive Breakdown

Toledo returns five All-MAC players on the offensive side of the ball. Led by senior quarterback Terrance Owens, the Rockets have a balanced, spread out attack. Owens is a similar style quarterback to Jeff Driskel in that he has a strong arm but is also a threat to take off out of the pocket and can hurt you with his mobility.

The next key player on the depth chart is running back David Fluellen. Despite missing one game and portions of two more, Fluellen still amassed 1,498 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground last season. He’s also an effective pass catcher out of the backfield, where he had 32 receptions for 246 yards in 2012.

Bernard Reedy leads a talented group of receivers that return the top six pass catchers from a year ago.

Toledo Defense

Defensive End

52   Marquise Moore        Fr.        6-1    289

91   Allen Covington          So.       6-2    260

Defensive Tackle

97   Orion Jones                  So.       6-2    285

93   Robert Zimmerman  So.       6-3    325

Defensive Tackle

53   Chris Collins                So.       6-4    290

91    Treyvon Hester        Fr. (R) 6-3    290

Defensive End

15   Jayrone Elliott           Sr.        6-3    240

9     Christian Smith          Sr.        6-2    260

Linebacker (Sam)

40   Trent Voss                  So.       6-3    220

28    Ethan Kagy                 Sr.       5-11  200

Linebacker (Mike)

34   Chase Murdock         So.       6-0   215

25    Dawalyn Harper       Jr.        6-1    230

Linebacker (Will)  

33   Junior Sylvestre        Jr.        6-0    222

55   Ray Bush                      Jr.        6-3    245

Cornerback     

5      Chris Dukes                So.       5-9    185

27   Jordan Martin            Fr.       6-2    192

Strong Safety

21   Ross Madison              Sr.       6-1    200

12   Danny Larkins            Fr. (R) 5-11 190

Free Safety     

25   Chaz Whitaker           So.       6-2    200

10   Delando Johnson      Fr.        6-2   195

Cornerback  

11   Cheatham Norrils      Jr.        6-0   195

23   DeJuan Rogers           Fr.        6-1   175

Defensive Breakdown

There’s a youth movement on the defensive side of the ball at Toledo. 15 players on the two-deep depth chart are either sophomores or freshmen. All of that turnover might be a good thing for a defense that ranked 12th in the MAC in total defense after giving up over 473 yards per game last season.

Toledo Special Teams

Place Kicker    

85   Jeremiah Detmer       Jr.        5-8    170

94   Clay Simpkins             Jr.        5-10  165

Punter

35   Vince Penza                Sr.        6-1    201

85   Jeremiah Detmer       Jr.        5-8    170

Holder

35   Vince Penza                Sr.        6-1    201

Long Snapper    

45   Matt Wall                    Jr.        6-1    218

Kick Off Returner

1   Bernard Reedy           Sr.        5-9    175

19   Cassius McDowell      Jr.        5-9    180

17   Dwight Macon            Jr.        6-0    210

Punt Returner    

1   Bernard Reedy           Sr.        5-9    175

28   Corey Jones                Fr. (R) 5-8    165

19   Cassius McDowell      Jr.        5-9    180

Special Teams Breakdown

Reedy is a dangerous return man. Last season Reedy returned 32 kickoffs for an average of 27.66 yards per return and three touchdowns. He also added an average of 11.05 yards per punt return and another score. Kyle Christy should be able to keep Reedy quiet on punt returns but Florida will need to gameplan against Reedy on kickoffs.

Jeremiah Detmer is a very reliable place kicker for the Rockets. He is 29-35 on his career an 44-of-47 on PAT’s.

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  1. G8RinATLAugust 27, 2013, 2:15 pm

    Well, they appear to have the size in the trenches and at the skill positions… Looks like our linebackers and d-backs will have their work cut out for them.

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Gator Country breaks down the Toledo Rockets depth chart as they prepare to take on the Florida Gators in The Swamp this Saturday.

Toledo Offense

| # |            Name     | CL | HT | WT |  

Left Tackle

56   Josh Hendershot      Jr.        6-4    295   

76   Elijah Nkansah          Fr.        6-6    310

Left Guard 

54   Jeff Myers                  Jr.        6-3    290

72   James Henry             Fr. (R) 6-8    290   

Center

67   Zac Kerin                    Sr.        6-5    300   

57  Robert Lisowski       Jr.        6-4    292

Right Guard

75   Greg Mancz               Jr.        6-5    300

60   Nate Jeppsen            Fr.       6-4    285

or  68  Paul Perschon    Fr. (R)6-6    310

Right Tackle 

65  Chase Nelson             Jr.        6-8    335

74  Storm Norton           Fr. (R)6-8    310

Tight End

41  Zac Rosenbauer       Jr.        6-2    225

81  Alex Zmolik               So.        6-5    245

Quarterback

2    Terrance Owens       Sr.        6-4    205

11  Logan Woodside      Fr.        6-2    210

Running Back 

22   David Fluellen        Sr.      6-0    215

19   Cassius McDowell Jr.       5-9    180

Wide Receiver (X)

9   Alonzo Russell         So.       6-4    190

13  Rodney Adams       Fr.        6-1    176   

Wide Receiver (Z)

14  Justin Olack               Jr.        6-4    220

or 17 Dwight Macon      Jr.        6-0    200

Wide Receiver (M) 

1   Bernard Reedy          Sr.        5-9    175

28   Corey Jones             Fr. (R) 5-8    165

Offensive Breakdown

Toledo returns five All-MAC players on the offensive side of the ball. Led by senior quarterback Terrance Owens, the Rockets have a balanced, spread out attack. Owens is a similar style quarterback to Jeff Driskel in that he has a strong arm but is also a threat to take off out of the pocket and can hurt you with his mobility.

The next key player on the depth chart is running back David Fluellen. Despite missing one game and portions of two more, Fluellen still amassed 1,498 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground last season. He’s also an effective pass catcher out of the backfield, where he had 32 receptions for 246 yards in 2012.

Bernard Reedy leads a talented group of receivers that return the top six pass catchers from a year ago.

Toledo Defense

Defensive End

52   Marquise Moore        Fr.        6-1    289

91   Allen Covington          So.       6-2    260

Defensive Tackle

97   Orion Jones                  So.       6-2    285

93   Robert Zimmerman  So.       6-3    325

Defensive Tackle

53   Chris Collins                So.       6-4    290

91    Treyvon Hester        Fr. (R) 6-3    290

Defensive End

15   Jayrone Elliott           Sr.        6-3    240

9     Christian Smith          Sr.        6-2    260

Linebacker (Sam)

40   Trent Voss                  So.       6-3    220

28    Ethan Kagy                 Sr.       5-11  200

Linebacker (Mike)

34   Chase Murdock         So.       6-0   215

25    Dawalyn Harper       Jr.        6-1    230

Linebacker (Will)  

33   Junior Sylvestre        Jr.        6-0    222

55   Ray Bush                      Jr.        6-3    245

Cornerback     

5      Chris Dukes                So.       5-9    185

27   Jordan Martin            Fr.       6-2    192

Strong Safety

21   Ross Madison              Sr.       6-1    200

12   Danny Larkins            Fr. (R) 5-11 190

Free Safety     

25   Chaz Whitaker           So.       6-2    200

10   Delando Johnson      Fr.        6-2   195

Cornerback  

11   Cheatham Norrils      Jr.        6-0   195

23   DeJuan Rogers           Fr.        6-1   175

Defensive Breakdown

There’s a youth movement on the defensive side of the ball at Toledo. 15 players on the two-deep depth chart are either sophomores or freshmen. All of that turnover might be a good thing for a defense that ranked 12th in the MAC in total defense after giving up over 473 yards per game last season.

Toledo Special Teams

Place Kicker    

85   Jeremiah Detmer       Jr.        5-8    170

94   Clay Simpkins             Jr.        5-10  165

Punter

35   Vince Penza                Sr.        6-1    201

85   Jeremiah Detmer       Jr.        5-8    170

Holder

35   Vince Penza                Sr.        6-1    201

Long Snapper    

45   Matt Wall                    Jr.        6-1    218

Kick Off Returner

1   Bernard Reedy           Sr.        5-9    175

19   Cassius McDowell      Jr.        5-9    180

17   Dwight Macon            Jr.        6-0    210

Punt Returner    

1   Bernard Reedy           Sr.        5-9    175

28   Corey Jones                Fr. (R) 5-8    165

19   Cassius McDowell      Jr.        5-9    180

Special Teams Breakdown

Reedy is a dangerous return man. Last season Reedy returned 32 kickoffs for an average of 27.66 yards per return and three touchdowns. He also added an average of 11.05 yards per punt return and another score. Kyle Christy should be able to keep Reedy quiet on punt returns but Florida will need to gameplan against Reedy on kickoffs.

Jeremiah Detmer is a very reliable place kicker for the Rockets. He is 29-35 on his career an 44-of-47 on PAT’s.

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