Southern Depth Chart

Offense

Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl.

LT 72 Chris Browne 6-3 290 Jr.

76 Taylon Jones 6-0 274 So.

LG 60 Aaron Hall 6-2 331 So.

74 Zach Brown 6-4 320 Fr.

C 78 Lee Almanza 6-3 293 Sr.

60 Aaron Hall 6-2 331 So.

RG 77 Dwayne Houston 6-2 318 So.

75 Isaiah Webster 6-3 270 Jr.

RT 71 Clinton Boyd 6-1 257 So.

76 Taylon Jones 6-0 274 So.

TE 80 Mike Berry 6-3 205 Jr.

86 Eric Janeau 6-4 225 Fr.

WR 3 Charles Hawkins 5-10 164 Jr.

8 Jared Green 6-1 184 Sr.

WR 82 LaQuinton Evans 5-11 213 So.

80 Mike Berry 6-3 205 Jr.

QB 10 Dray Joseph 5-11 213 So.

4 J.P. Douglas 6-1 171 Fr.

RB 35 Kaelan Mayfield 5-9 180 Sr.

12 Dallas Fort 5-6 203 Fr.

FB 45 Brian McCain 5-9 235 So.

41 Lee Mitchell 5-8 233 So.

Defense

LDE 93 Jaylen Jordan 6-0 250 Fr.

79 Jeffrey Watkins 6-5 240 Fr.

LDT 92 Kedy Enabulele 6-0 259 Sr.

70 Dexter James 6-4 296 Sr.

RDT 95 Casey Narcisse 5-9 286 Jr.

63 Trae Tiller 6-2 298 So.

RDE 94 Kadeem Lewis 6-2 250 So.

73 Arthur Miley 6-6 221 Fr.

WLB 56 Jamie Payton 6-0 201 Sr.

43 Demetrius Bentley 6-0 227 So.

MLB 98 Daniel Brown 6-4 244 Fr.

51 Franchot West 6-0 200 So.

SLB 55 Jared Detrick 6-2 229 Sr.

43 Demetrius Bentley 6-0 227 So.

LCB 17 LaMarkius Pettaway 5-10 165 Fr.

36 D?Mekus Cook 5-9 169 Jr.

RCB 7 Virgil Williams 5-9 160 So.

15 Kevin King 5-10 180 Jr.

SS 1 Demetric Rogers 5-10 182 Sr.

23 Marlon Smith 6-2 197 Jr.

FS 22 Levi Jackson 5-9 182 Jr.

49 Anthony Balancier 6-2 225 So.

Special teams

PK 17 Manuel Canto 6-1 185 Sr.

HLD 2 Lee Doss 6-2 170 So.

P 17 Manuel Canto 6-1 185 Sr.

KOR 7 Virgil Williams 5-9 160 So.

3 Charles Hawkins 5-10 164 Jr.

PR 7 Virgil Williams 5-9 160 So.

Player to watch

WR LaQuinton Evans

Five receptions, 74 yards, 0 TDs

In the mold of Michael Hayes, Devin Lewis and Juamorris Stewart, the 6-foot, 205-pound senior turned heads last spring when he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds (or faster, depending on who held the stopwatch). The Southern coaching staff wants him heavily involved in the offense. The key, of course, is getting the ball to him. The Jaguars? best chance at moving the ball effectively is through short, quick passes. That requires three things: sure-handed receivers like Evans; an accurate quarterback; and solid pass protection.

Southern schedule

0-1, 0-0 SWAC

Sept. 3 at Tennessee State & L, 32-7

Saturday Alabama A&M * 6 p.m.

Sept. 17 Jackson State * 6 p.m.

Sept. 24 Florida A&M 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Mississippi Valley * 2 p.m.

Oct. 8 Prairie View A&M * 6 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff * 6 p.m.

Oct. 29 Alcorn State * 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 5 at Texas Southern * 6 p.m.

Nov. 12 at Alabama State * 1 p.m.

Nov. 26 vs. Grambling * % 1 p.m.

& Nashville, Tenn.; * SWAC game

& Bayou Classic, New Orleans

Alabama A&M Depth Chart

Offense

QB 11 Deaunte Mason 6-3 209 Jr.

10 David Isabelle 6-3 185 Jr.

TB 35 Kaderius Lacey 6-0 218 Jr.

30 Brendan Johnson 5-7 180 So.

FB 40 Joseph Porter 5-8 220 Fr. 38 Talmadge McCloud 6-0 260 Fr.

WR 1 G?Alonzo Milton 6-0 196 Jr.

89 Demario Ross 6-0 180 So.

WR 4 Montarius Smith 6-0 170 Fr.

80 Torey Smith 5-11 170 Jr.

TE 88 Bobby Goldsby 6-4 206 Jr.

82 Jared Bing 6-3 245 Jr.

LT 67 Jamaal Johnson-Webb 6-5 296 Jr.

66 Joshua Bailey 6-4 320 Fr.

LG 61 Nathan Woodard 6-2 275 Fr.

73 Bryant Ross 6-2 300 So.

C 62 Joaquenssi Eugene 6-1 266 Jr.

64 Carlos Tolbert 6-0 333 Sr.

RG 77 Justin Goodrich 6-1 325 So.

74 Christopher Boykin 6-4 270 Fr.

RT 68 Alan Cruz 6-2 270 Fr.

79 Anthony Jackson 6-2 277 GS

Defense

LE 95 Corey Hart 6-3 230 Sr.

91 Phillip Harvey 6-4 220 So.

LT 97 Tim Tillman 6-1 275 Jr.

63 Jawanza Vickers 6-0 310 Fr.

RT 94 Preston Nelson 6-4 273 Jr.

52 Montay Rover 6-1 230 Jr.

RE 98 Clarence Lovell 6-1 230 Jr.

96 Melvin Payne 6-2 223 Jr.

LB 49 Markeith Cliatt 6-0 230 Sr.

46 Cuevas Dargan 5-9 225 So.

LB 51 Willie Fuller 5-11 216 Sr.

48 Denzel Cotton 6-1 215 Jr.

LB 6 Vernon Marshall 5-11 188 Jr.

47 Vandrick Jackson 5-11 185 So.

SS 36 Chris Ervin 6-0 195 Fr.

34 Chartavious Keith 6-2 213 So.

FS 26 Rico Porch 5-11 177 Sr.

27 Jamel Morris 5-9 160 Fr.

LCB 29 Clarence Morris 5-7 150 Sr.

8 A.J. Clark 6-2 185 Fr.

RCB 23 Derrick Harris 5-10 170 So.

14 Nicholas Shoaf 5-9 175 Fr.

Specialists

PR 3 Reshaad DeJarnett 6-0 200 Fr.

4 Montarius Smith 6-0 170 Fr.

KOR 4 Montarius Smith 6-0 170 Fr.

PK 9 Chance Wilson 5-9 185 So.

P 9 Chance Wilson 5-9 185 So.

H 50 Jordan Roman 6-0 215 So.

Player to watch

RB Kaderius Lacey

29 rushes, 116 yards, 1 TD

Tennessee State steamrolled Southern on the ground last week, to the tune of 342 yards on 48 carries (an average of 7.1 yards per attempt). SU defensive coordinator O?Neill Gilbert conceded that when teams show they?re suspect against the run, future opponents are sure to test them again, pounding the football until the defense proves it can make a stop. Enter Alabama A&M, which takes pride in being physical at the line of scrimmage. Lacey (6-0, 213), a preseason second-team All-SWAC selection, figures to get the ball early an often.

Alabama A&M result/schedule

0-1, 0-0 in SWAC

Sept. 3 Hampton & L, 21-20

Sept. 10 at Southern 6 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Tuskagee * 6 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Grambling * 5 p.m.

Oct. 1 Arkansas-Pine Bluff * 6 p.m.

Oct. 8 Mississippi Valley * 1 p.m.

Oct. 13 Texas Southern (ESPNU)* 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 Alabama State * 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 5 at Alcorn State * 2 p.m.

Nov. 12 Jackson State * 1 p.m.

Nov. 19 at Prairie View * 1 p.m.

& Chicago; ^ Birmingham, Ala.

* SWAC game

& Southern Heritage Classic, Memphis, Tenn.