Monday morning football

20 09 2010

A couple of Monday morning WKU football notes to pass along:

– Depth chart for South Florida

Obviously this could change at any time this week.

Left Tackle
77 Wes Jeffries 6-4 306 Jr. Bowling Green, Ky.

60 Ed Hazelett 6-8 305 So. Indianapolis, Ind.
Left Guard
74 Mychal Patterson 6-3 291 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.

67 Cody Widelski 6-2 283 Jr. Mayfi eld, Ky.
65 Sean Conway 6-3 294 R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn.

63 Luis Polanco 6-2 280 R-Fr. Tampa, Fla.
Right Guard
76 Adam Smith 6-5 327 So. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

69 Luke Stansfi eld 6-4 298 So. Franklin, Tenn.
Right Tackle
68 Preston King 6-5 299 Sr. Bowling Green, Ky.

75 Seth White 6-5 289 So. Nashville, Tenn.
6 Kawaun Jakes 6-3 190 So. St. Augustine, Fla.

2 Matt Pelesasa 6-1 242 Jr. Redwood, Calif.
Running Back
3 Bobby Rainey 5-8 196 Jr. Griffin, Ga.

28 Braxston Miller 5-11 205 Jr. Stanford, Ky.
Full Back
27 Rod Johnson 5-11 267 Sr. Lexington, Ky.

42 Nick Baisch 5-11 246 R-Fr. Louisville, Ky.
X Receiver
7 Quinterrance Cooper 5-11 191 Sr. St. Augustine, Fla.

86 Willie McNeal 5-10 160 Fr. Bradenton, Fla.
Z Receiver
9 Marcus Vasquez 6-1 192 So. Chula Vista, Calif.

16 Dustin Boyer 6-1 189 Sr. Mount Vernon, Ind.
Tight End
82 Jack Doyle 6-6 252 So. Indianapolis, Ind.

84 Jim Murphree 6-5 222 Fr. Franklin, Ky.
Defensive End
5 Jared Clendenin 6-3 265 Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga.

90 Bo Adebayo 6-4 270 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
Nose Tackle
43 Jamarcus Allen 5-11 277 So. Orlando, Fla.

96 Rammell Lewis 6-2 286 So. Grayson, Ga.
Defensive Tackle
95 Kenny Martin 6-0 270 So. Orlando, Fla.

92 James Hervey 6-1 275 So. Tyrone, Ga.
93 Quanterus Smith 6-5 239 So. Loganville, Ga.

45 Cole Tischer 6-4 273 So. Brentwood, Tenn.
SAM Linebacker
10 Chris Bullard 5-11 237 Sr. Cataula, Ga.

50 Ben Duvall 6-3 225 Jr. Owensboro, Ky.
MIKE Linebacker
6 Thomas Majors 6-0 239 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.

40 Bar’ee Boyd 6-1 210 Fr. St. Petersburg, Fla.
WILL Linebacker
13 Xavius Boyd 6-2 215 Fr. St. Petersburg, Fla.

31 Orlando Misaalefua 5-10 220 Sr. Fort Campbell, Ky.
2 Derrius Brooks 5-10 185 Jr. Fortson, Ga.

21 Arius Wright 5-10 186 Fr. Duluth, Ga.
Strong Safety
19 Mark Santoro 6-0 199 Jr. Greer, S.C.

29 Kiante Young 5-11 206 R-Fr. Gainesville, Ga.
Free Safety
15 Ryan Beard 6-0 192 Jr. Bowling Green, Ky.

46 Kareem Peterson 5-11 172 So. Lewisburg, Tenn.
18 Jamal Forrest 5-9 161 So. Miami, Fla.

22 Tyree Robinson 5-10 192 Fr. Dundee, Fla.

– Sun Belt Players of the Week

Per SBC release:

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State, So., QB)
Aplin recorded 318 yards of total offense while passing for a touchdown and rushing for another during ASU’s 34-20 victory over ULM.  Aplin completed 20-of-32 pass attempts for 243 yards and added a season-high 75 rushing yards to finish with over 300 yards of total offense for the second straight week.  He led ASU on four scoring drives that covered at least 70 yards, including three straight drives in the first half to push the Red Wolves ahead 21-0.  Aplin is now currently ranked fourth in the nation in passing yards and fifth in total offense.

Corey Robinson (Troy, Fr., QB)
Became just the third passer in school history, and the first freshman, to pass for more than 400 yards in a game by completing 26-of-44 attempts for 404 yards and two touchdowns against UAB. Robinson opened the game by completing 10 of his first 13 passes for 211 yards in the first quarter. Only Levi Brown and Sim Byrd have ever thrown for more yards in a game for Troy. Robinson’s effort ranks fifth on the Troy single-game passing list. The freshman has now thrown for 928 yards in three games with six TD passes. He has now attempted 113 consecutive passes without an interception.

Defensive Player of the Week

Anthony Gaitor (FIU, Sr., DB)
FIU’s upset-bid against Texas A&M was driven by the Panthers’ dominating and playmaking defense, and that defense was led by Anthony Gaitor. The senior cornerback gave FIU a 20-6 lead in the third quarter when he picked off Heisman hopeful Jerrod Johnson and took the interception 54 yards for a touchdown. It was Gaitor’s second interception of the season and the 11th of his FIU career. Gaitor forced a fumble when he sacked Johnson in the first quarter. The fumble was recovered by FIU and led to a field goal that gave the Panthers their first lead of the game at 3-0.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Josh Davis (Middle Tennessee, Fr., P)
Davis, who joined the Blue Raiders in August as a walk-on, put together a huge game for Middle Tennessee against Memphis. Davis punted four times for a school record 59.8-yard average, including a 78 yarder that turned the field for the Blue Raiders in the first half. The 78 yarder went down as the third longest punt in school history. He also added a 57 yarder, 53 yarder, and 51 yarder. Of his four punts, three were also downed inside the opponents 20-yard line.

– Tops net first commit for 2011

According to a report from our friend Jason Stamm at, WKU picked up its first football commit over the weekend in the form of Plantation (Fla.) High School linebacker Jerome Howard.

Howard is rated as a three-star  outside linebacker by




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