Look: Tennessee's official depth chart for Saturday's game vs. UTSA

On3 imageby:Grant Ramey09/18/23


On3 image
Kevin Langley/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A look at Tennessee’s official depth chart as the 23rd-ranked Vols (2-1, 0-1 SEC) look to bounce back from the 29-16 loss at Florida when they host UTSA (1-2) on Saturday (4 p.m. Eastern Time, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium:


StarterJoe Milton III
BackupNico Iamaleava
BackupGaston Moore
BackupNavy Shuler

Milton through Tennessee’s first three games has completed 62 of 97 passes (.639) for 716 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. His long completion so far is 55 yards and he’s averaging 238.6 yards per game with a QB rating of 144.27. Iamaleava has played only in the season-opening win over Virginia, completing 2 of 3 passes for 11 yards.

Running Back

StarterJaylen Wright
BackupJabari Small
BackupDylan Sampson
BackupCameron Seldon

Wright leads Tennessee in rushing 41 attempts for 305 yards, averaging 98.6 yards per game and 7.2 yards per attempt. Small has 33 rushes for 199 yards and Sampson has 16 carries for 60 yards and three touchdowns.

Wide Receiver

StarterBru McCoy
StarterRamel Keyton
SlotDont’e Thornton -or- Squirrel White
BackupChas Nimrod
BackupKaleb Webb

McCoy leads Tennessee with 12 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. Keyton is up to 11 catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns. White has a team-high 13 catches for 143 yards. Thornton has five catches fro 65 yards, including a 43-yarder in the second half at Florida.

Tight End

StarterJacob Warren -or- McCallan Castles

Castles leads Tennessee tight ends with three catches for 70 yards and one touchdown, the 43-yarder against Austin Peay. Warren has two catches for 22 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown against Virginia.

Offense Line

Left TackleJohn Campbell
BackupGerald Mincey
Left GuardAndrej Kuric -or- Jackson Lampley -or- Ollie Lane
CenterCooper Mays
BackupOllie Laneor- Dayne Davis
Right GuardJavontez Spraggins
BackupAddison Nichols
Right TackleJeremiah Crawford
BackupDayne Davis

Gerald Mincey didn’t rotate at right tackle with Jeremiah Crawford during Tennessee’s 29-16 loss at Florida. Instead, he only played on the offensive line on extra points. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said Monday that the Vols simply opted to play Crawford at right tackle against the Gators.

Defensive Tackle

StarterOmari Thomas
BackupKurott Garland -or- Elijah Simmons
StarterOmarr Norman-Lott -or- Bryson Eason
BackupDaevin Hobbs

Norman-Lott has 10 tackles and Eason has six tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack. Thomas has five tackles, including 2.5 TFLs.


StarterRoman Harrison
BackupJames Pearce
BackupJoshua Josephs
BackupCaleb Herring

Pearce is second for Tennessee in tackles for loss, with 5.0, and leads the Vols with 3.0 sacks. Josephs has three tackles in two games, with one sack, but wasn’t in the rotation at Florida.

Weakside Linebacker

StarterAaron Beasley
BackupKalib Perry -or- Arion Carter

Beasley is up to a team-high 20 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He has two passes broken up. Carter has eight tackles through three games and Perry has four tackles.

Middle Linebacker

StarterElijah Herring
BackupJeremiah Telander

Herrring is Tennessee’s second-leading tackler with 16.0 through three games. He has six solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss.


StarterDoneiko Slaughter -or- Gabe Jeudy-Lally
StarterKamal Hadden -or- Warren Burrell

Jeudy-Lally has 10.0 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss. Hadden has 10.0 tackles, one interception and five passes broken up. Slaughter didn’t play at Florida, with the only explanation from Heupel after the game being that he “wasn’t available.”


StarterWesley Walker
BackupAndre Turrentine -or- Christian Charles
StarterJaylen McCollough
BackupJourdan Thomas
BackupWill Brooks

Walker is third on Tennessee’s defense with 13.0 tackles and McCollough is fourth with 11.0 tackles. Walker has 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, a pass broken up and a forced fumble. McCollough has 1.5 tackles for loss and two passes broken up. Both safeties played every defensive snap at Florida Saturday night.


StarterTamarion McDonald
BackupBrandon Turnage

McDonald has 11.0 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass broken up and a quarterback hit. Turnage has 4.0 tackles.

Special Teams

PlacekickerCharles Campbell
BackupJosh Turbyville
PunterJackson Ross
BackupJosh Turbyville
KickoffJosh Turbyville
BackupMax Gilbert
LongsnapperMatthew Salansky
HolderJackson Ross
Kick ReturnerDee Williams -or- Cameron Seldon
Punt ReturnerDee Williams -or- Squirrel White

Campbell is 4-for-4 on field goals with a long of 42. Ross is averaging 39.2 yards per punt, with 12 covering 471 yards through Tennessee’s first three games. He has a long of 50. Turbyville has 13 touchbacks on 18 kickoffs, with three going out of bounds. Williams is averaging 24.6 yards per return on punts, with a long of 55, and 25.0 yards per kickoff returns, with a long of 34.

You may also like