Weber State football releases depth chart for Week 1 against Utah
Weber State football released its first depth chart of the 2021 fall season Thursday, a week away from the Wildcats’ opener at Utah (Sept. 2, 5:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
There are few surprises as the Wildcats return nearly everyone from the spring campaign.
Freshman Bronson Barron sits at the top of the quarterback spot, as expected, and backed up by junior Randall Johnson.
Expected starter-level players not listed due to injury include offensive lineman Ethan Atagi and safety Desmond Williams. Tennessee transfer and junior Jordan Allen is not currently listed at the tight-end spot.
Alums of Northern Utah high schools dot the depth chart, including Haze Hadley (Fremont), Hayden Meacham (Layton), Noah Atagi (Bonneville), Cormac Boyer (Roy), McKade Mitton (Bear River) and Braxton Gunther (Woods Cross).
WSU’s depth chart is as follows, with starters listed first. Backups are separated by a comma, unless designated as “or” by coaches.
Quarterback: Bronson Barron (Fr.), Randall Johnson (Jr.)
Running back: Josh Davis (Jr.), Dontae McMillan (Fr.), Clay Moss (Sr.)
Wide receiver: Rashid Shaheed (Sr.), Randal Grimes (Jr.)
Wide receiver: David Ames (Sr.), Haze Hadley (So.)
Wide receiver: Ty MacPherson (Jr.), Jon Christensen (So.)
Tight end: Justin Malone (Jr.), Hayden Meacham (So.)
Left tackle: Noah Atagi (So.), Braydin Shipp (Fr.)
Left guard: Meleke Tauteoli (So.), Hunter Scott (Fr.)
Center: Ben Bos (Sr.), Cormac Boyer (Fr.)
Right guard: Ty Whitworth (Sr.), Trevor Szilagyi (So.)
Right tackle: George Barrera (So.), Jordan Lutui (So.)
End: George Tarlas (Jr.), Mitchel Maxfield (Fr.) or Okiki Olorunfunmi (So.)
Tackle: Jared Schiess (Sr.), Doug Schiess (So.) or Jayden Palauni (Sr.)
Tackle: Sione Lapuaho (Jr.), Kalisi Moli (So.)
End: McKade Mitton (Jr.) or Logan Lutui (Fr.)
Strong-side linebacker: Raoul Johnson (Jr.) or Winston Reid (Jr.)
Middle linebacker: Sherwin Lavaka (Sr.), BJ Taufalele (Sr.)
Weak-side linebacker: Conner Mortensen (Sr.), Spencer Niutupuivaha (So.)
Cornerback: Marque Collins (Jr.), Maxwell Anderson (So.)
Cornerback: Eddie Heckard (So.), Kam Garrett (So.)
Strong safety: Preston Smith (Sr.), Naseme Colvin (So.)
Free safety: Ja’Kobe Harris (So.), Braxton Gunther (Sr.)
Kick return: Rashid Shaheed (Sr.), Josh Davis (Jr.), Dave Jones (Sr.)
Punt return: Rashid Shaheed (Sr.), Haze Hadley (So.)
Kicker: Kyle Thompson (Fr.)
Punter: Mackenzie Morgan (Jr.)
Long snap: Grant Sands (Fr.)
Holder: Mackenzie Morgan (Jr.)