Florida football depth chart: Kinglsey Eguakun, Eugene Wilson among four Gators out vs. Charlotte

By OnlyGators.com Staff
September 20, 2023
Florida football depth chart: Kinglsey Eguakun, Eugene Wilson among four Gators out vs. Charlotte

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Following just their second top 25 win under head coach Billy Napier, the Florida Gators on Wednesday night released their fourth official depth chart of the 2023 college football season. When Florida hosts the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday night, it will be without some notable starters.

Beyond those injury concerns, though, a couple Gators will also be suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game. Some good news, though: Two players secured starting jobs on defense — positions that were previously listed with “OR” designations. In fact, there are now only 13 such designations on the roster, down nearly 25% from last week alone.

The vast majority of those can be found on the defensive side of the ball as the unit continues to find its footing under first-year defensive coordinator Austin Armstrong.

Let’s take a look at the depth chart ahead of the Gators’ fourth 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: Ricky Pearsall, Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman, Aidan Mizell
WR: Caleb Douglas, Ja’Quavion Fraziars, Andy Jean
WR: Kahleil Jackson, Marcus Burke, Taylor Spierto

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

Starters junior center Kinglsey Eguakun (knee) and freshman wide receiver Eugene Wilson III (collarbone) have both been ruled out for the game and removed from the depth chart. Eguakun will play just one of the first four games this season. Redshirt freshman Arlis Boardingham jumped junior Jonathan Odom as starter at the second tight end spot. Junior Micah Mazzccua and redshirt sophomore Damieon George Jr. were moved to third string at their respective positions due to their first-half suspensions. Freshman TE Tony Livingston (upper body) remains out. Freshman Bryce Lovett was removed as an alternate at tackle.


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

Redshirt freshman Jamari Lyons has flipped spots with junior Desmond Watson despite keeping the “OR” designation at nose tackle. Redshirt sophomore Scooby Williams has secured a starting job. As such, redshirt junior Mannie Nunnery is listed ahead of Williams at Sam linebacker. Redshirt junior Jaydon Hill has secured the starting job at Star. Sophomore Kamari Wilson, a former top-50 prospect, has been removed from the depth chart entirely.

Special teams

KO: Trey Smack, Adam Mihalek
PK: Trey Smack OR 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 appears to be in line to handle the field goal duties Saturday.

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