NEW DEPTH CHART: Youth served, fullback returns

THE NEWEST 2005 DEPTH CHART is fresh off the press of the WSU Sports Information Department. Speaking both to certain pressing needs, especially on defense, and to the caliber of the Cougars' newest class of recruits, eleven members of the incoming class are listed on the three-deep roster. A considerable amount of movement among players and positions is evident since fall camp began, plus there's also a new position listed on the WSU depth chart not seen in many a Palouse moon --- fullback.

Listed on the depth chart as the first string fullback is Jed Collins, with Brandon Asuega-Stark backing him up. The Cougs implemented the two back set on occasion last year, and the formal inclusion of fullback on the depth chart signals a change in offensive philosophy at Washington State.

As far as youth goes, you might have to go back to 1991 and the rookie season of so many who would form the legendary Palouse Posse to find so much youth in an early season depth chart. Due to injury, two first year Cougs will be in the starting line up when Washington State squares off against Idaho Thursday.

True freshman defensive tackle Fevaea'i Ahmu, will start in place of the injured Ropati Pitoitua, who is out 6-8 weeks after breaking his fibula this past Thursday. JC transfer DeWayne Patterson (6-2, 195) will apprently get the nod at free safety for the injured Husain Abdullah (ankle.) And there's little doubt several other members of the class will make their presence known sooner rather than later.

Nine other first year Cougars are penned in on the depth chart's three deeps.

At center is Gig Harbor's Kenny Alfred (6-3, 285), arguably the state's top offensive line prospect last season.

DeMaundray Woolridge (5-8.5, 223) and Dwight Tardy (5-11, 230) are listed at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, behind starter Jerome Harrison.

Brandon Gibson is the No. 2 flanker behind starter Chris Jordan, and will also return kickoffs along with Bursey.

On defense, a trio of first year freshmen lock down the No. 2 spots at linebacker. Cory Evans (6-2, 215) checks in on the strongside behind starter Scott Davis. In the middle, Greg Trent (5-10, 235) is behind All-American candidate Will Derting while Jason Stripling backs up starter Steve Dildine on the weakside.

Checking in at left corner behind starter Alex Teems is the multi-dimensional Lorenzo Bursey (5-8, 175) out of West LA College, who will have three to play three.

Michael Willis is listed as No. 2 at free safety behind Patterson.

Here's the complete depth chart:

2005 WASHINGTON STATE DEPTH CHART – FALL
 
COUGAR OFFENSE
 
SE  83  ** [11] JASON HILL (6-2, 208, Jr.)
    88  ***[1]  Trandon Harvey (5-11, 195, #Sr.)
    19  *  [object Object]  Greg Prator (6-1, 214, Sr.)
    15     [object Object]  Benny Ward (6-4, 184, Fr.)
 
LT  70  *  [9]  BOBBY BYRD (6-7, 314, #So.)
    71  *  [object Object]  Spencer Hollison (6-6, 305, #Jr.)
 
LG  73  ** [object Object]  SEAN O'CONNOR (6-5, 287, #Jr.)
    60     [object Object]  Dan Rowlands (6-5, 283, #Fr.)
    78  ** [object Object]  Riley Fitt-Chappell (6-7, 316, #Sr.) INJ
 
C   66  ***[11] NICK MIHLHAUSER (6-3, 292, Sr.)
    69     [object Object]  Kenny Alfred (6-3, 285, Fr.)
 
RG  76  ** [7]  NORVELL HOLMES (6-2, 297, #Sr.)
    61  *  [object Object]  Josh Duin (6-3, 311, #Jr.)
 
RT  55  ** [1]  CHARLES HARRIS (6-6, 308, #Jr.)
    72     [object Object]  Andy Roof (6-3, 316, #Fr.)
 
TE  81  ***[9]  TROY BIENEMANN (6-5, 252, Sr.)
    47  ** [2]  Jesse Taylor (6-3, 240, #Jr.)
    48     [object Object]  Ben Woodard(6-5, 237, #Fr.)
    80  ** [object Object]  Cody Boyd (6-8, 257, #Jr.)      INJ
 
SB   5  *  [7]  MICHAEL BUMPUS (5-11, 186, So.)
     6  ***[4]  Marty Martin (5-11, 187, #Sr.)
    
QB  10  *  [5]  ALEX BRINK (6-2, 202, #So.)
     9  ** [6]  Josh Swogger(6-5, 254, #Jr.)
    17     [object Object]  Gary Rogers (6-5, 241, #Fr.)
 
RB   1  *  [5]  JEROME HARRISON (5-10, 200, Sr.)
    35     [object Object]  DeMaundray Woolridge (5-8.5223Fr.)
    31     [object Object]  Dwight Tardy (5-11200Fr.)
    20  [object Object]  Kevin McCall (5-11215#So.)   INJ
   
FB  41  *  [object Object]  Jed Collins (6-2, 247, So.)
    29  *  [object Object]  Brandon Asuega-Stark (5-10219#Sr.)
   
FL   2 ** [10]  CHRIS JORDAN (6-1, 210, #Jr.)     
    86     [object Object]  Brandon Gibson(6-0195, Fr.)
    84     [object Object]  Scott Selby (6-5, 229, #Fr.)
 
PAT 27  * [11]  LOREN LANGLEY (5-8, 150, So.)  OR
    18  *[object Object]  GRAHAM SIDERIUS(6-1, 210, #Sr.)
 
 
COUGAR DEFENSE
 
WE  94  ** [11] MKRISTO BRUCE (6-6, 250, #Jr.)
    82  *** [object Object] Adam West (6-6, 259, #Sr.)
    82      [object Object] Mike Graise(6-3, 216, #Fr.)
 
LT  40  *   [7] AARON JOHNSON (6-6, 310, #So.)
    19  **  [2] Odell Howard (6-3, 292, #Jr.)
    77      [object Object] Matt Eichelberger(6-3314, #Fr.)
 
RT  92      [4] FEVAEA'I AHMU (6-1284Fr.)
    79      [object Object] Bryan Olson (6-4, 282, Sr.)
    75  *   [4] Ropati Pitoitua (6-8, 300, So.)     INJ
 
SE  13  ***[11] ADAM BRAIDWOOD (6-5, 267, Sr.)
    58  *   [object Object] Matt Mullennix (6-5, 256, #So.)
    97      [object Object] Lance Broadus (6-2, 211So.)   
 
SLB 42  ** [10] SCOTT DAVIS (5-10, 228, #Jr.)
    79      [object Object] Cory Evans (6-2, 215Fr.)
    43  *[object Object] Brian Hall (6-2, 242, #Jr.)
 
MLB 51  ***[11] WILL DERTING (6-0, 235, #Sr.)
    52      [object Object] Greg Trent (5-10, 230Fr.)
     8  **  [object Object] Chris Baltzer (6-2, 228, Jr.)
 
WLB 49  **  [4] STEVE DILDINE (6-1, 229, #Jr.)
    50      [object Object] Jason Stripling(5-11, 218, Fr.)
 
RCB  4  **  [object Object] WALLY DADA (5-11, 198, Sr.)
    25  *[object Object] Don Turner (6-0, 183, #Jr.)
    27      [object Object] Ryan Kensok(5-9, 164, #Fr.)
 
SS  37  **  [object Object] ERIC FRAMPTON (5-11, 208, #Jr.)
    24      [object Object] Christian Bass (6-2, 212, #So.)
 
FS  30      [object Object] DeWayne Patterson (6-2, 195, Jr.)
    22      [object Object] Michael Willis (6-3, 205, Fr.)
    23   *  [object Object] Husain Abdullah (6-0, 189, #So.)
   
LCB 21  ** [10] ALEX TEEMS (5-11, 195, #Sr.)
     3      [object Object] Lorenzo Bursey (5-8, 175, So.)
    29      [object Object] Ian Bell (5-9, 184, #Fr.)
 
P    8  ***[11] KYLE BASLER (6-3, 238, #Sr.)
    18  *[object Object] Fritz Brayton (6-3184Fr.)
 
 
COUGAR SPECIAL TEAMS 
 
KO:          18  Graham Siderius (6-2, 210, #Sr.)
 
FIELD GOALS: 27  Loren Langley (5-8, 150, So.)
             18  Graham Siderius (6-2, 210, #Sr.)
 
LONG SNAPS:  81  Troy Bienemann (6-5, 252, Sr.)
             82  Adam West (6-6, 259, #Sr.)
             78  Riley Fitt-Chappell (6-7, 316, #Sr.)
             66  Nick Mihlhauser (6-3, 292, Sr.)
 
HOLDER:       8  Kyle Basler (6-3, 238, #Sr.)
             10  Alex Brink (6-2, 202, #So.)
 
P-RETURNS:    Michael Bumpus (5-11, 186, So.)
              1  Jerome Harrison (5-10, 200, Sr.)
 
KO-RETURN:    3  Lorenzo Bursey (5-8, 175, So.)
             86  Brandon Gibson(6-0195, Fr.)
 
CAPTAINS:
Offense – Troy Bienemann, Jerome Harrison
Defense – Will Derting
Special Teams - Kyle Basler
 
[ ] = Number of 2004 starts; not always at same position.
 
* = Varsity letters earned
 
# = Has redshirted
 
Revised:  08/29/05

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