EMU Football Depth Chart: Week 13
Also, no Senior Game moment for Joe Sparacio (this year)?
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Eastern Michigan Football Depth Chart: Week 13 vs. Central Michigan
Ah, Senior Day. Families and their college graduate sons will be honored before Eastern Michigan’s regular-season finale vs. Central Michigan on Friday. The winner of this game will take home the Michigan MAC trophy. For Chris Creighton, it’d be his first time winning the rivalry series in his ninth year with the program.
Per EMU’s press release, here are the 15 seniors that’ll be honored before the noon kick.
The game will serve as Eastern's Senior Day, where the program will honor the 2022 Senior Class. Richard Bates Jr., Brandon Benson, Hassan Beydoun, Blake Bogan, Jordan Crawford, Dylan Drummond, Michael Foor, Gunnar Oakes, Taylor Powell, Jose Ramirez, Sidy Sow, Tariq Speights, Grant Trueman, Russell Vaden IV, and Jalen Weathers will take part in the festivities with their families.
No Joe Sparacio?
I’m told that he’s not walking like the rest of the seniors listed, even though the team’s roster page reads that he had just this one year of eligibility remaining when the season began. But if he’s not graduating, then that means EMU might have the Boston College graduate transfer around for another year.
Below is the team’s posted depth chart as of Monday morning. As always, these things are fluid as injury reports don’t come in until later in the day and CMU-specific changes haven’t been made yet.
Previous weekly depth charts: Week 1 vs. Eastern Kentucky | Week 2 at Louisiana-Lafeyette | Week 3 at Arizona State | Week 4 vs. Buffalo | Week 5 vs. UMass | Week 6 at Western Michigan | Week 7 vs. Northern Illinois | Week 8 at Ball State | Week 9 vs. Toledo | Week 11 at Akron | Week 12 at Kent State
(Note: Players with starts this season in bold)
#4 Austin Smith: Smith came out of last week’s Kent State game with a knee injury on the second play of the game. It was the quarterback’s sixth start of the year. His current timetable back to action remains unclear.
#7 Taylor Powell: Powell came in after Smith’s injury during the Kent State game and had his best game of the season: 30 of 39 passing for 315 yards (21 rush yards, too), for 3 TD, no picks, and no sacks given up.
#8 Cam’Ron McCoy
#22 Samson Evans: For the season, Evans has rushed for 949 yards on 201 handoffs (4.7 avg.) and is tied for the MAC lead in rush TD (12).
#28 Jaylon Jackson: For the year, Jackson has carried the ball 70 times for 311 yards (4.4 avg.), and 1 TD. Catching passes, Jackson has 13 receptions for 127 yards.
#27 Darius Boone Jr.: Boone is second on the team with 3 rush TD scored. He has 92 rush yards on 26 carries (3.5 avg.).
#21 Bryson Moss
#24 Tanner Knue: Knue is the team’s leading receiver with 543 yards and 8 TD, and is second in receptions on the team with 38.
#9 Darius Lassiter: Lassiter has 30 receptions for 324 yards and 2 scores in his first year with his new team.
#1 Dylan Drummond: Drummond, in eight games, has 26 catches for 380 yards and two scores. Drummond is set to make his 35th career start for EMU.
#17 JB Mitchell III
#2 Hassan Beydoun: Beydoun, a former walk-on, is set to make his 25th career start.
#16 Kaiden Keefe
#82 Gunnar Oakes: Oakes has 21 receptions for 202 yards this season.
#83 Jere Getzinger:
#85 Andreas Paaske
#71 Marcellus Johnson
#74 Jez Janiver
#62 Sidy Sow
#79 Jimi McAdams IV
#76 Richard Bates Jr.
#70 Dimitri Douglas
#68 Alex Howie
#63 Mickey Rewolinski
#77 Brian Dooley
#54 Zack Conti
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(Note: Players with starts this season in bold)
#90 Grant Trueman: For the season, Trueman has 18 tackles made, 1.5 for loss (1 sack), 2 pass breakups and a QB hurry.
#47 Joseph Zelinsky
#52 Carter Evans
#93 Jordan Crawford: Crawford’s started every game this season, has made 31 tackles (16 solo, 4.5 TFL), 1.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup, 1 QB hurry, and recovered 1 fumble.
#99 Melvin Swindle II
#94 Peyton Price
#98 Tim Grant-Randall: Of TGR’s 14 tackles this season, 4.5 were for loss and 1 was a sack; also has a pass breakup and a QB hurry.
#91 Dexter Manior
#4 Jose Ramirez: Ramirez is the team’s leading pass rusher and play disrupter: 16.5 TFL, 9 sacks, 59 total tackles (34 solo), 7 QB hurries, 2 pass breakups, 2 fumbles forced, and one fumble recovery.
#95 Mikah Coleman: Coleman has 11 total tackles on the year and 3 were for loss (2 sacks); has 2 pass breakups and 2 QB hurries.
#6 Chase Kline: Kline leads EMU in tackles made (79 total, 34 solo, 2 TFL), has one sack, 3 pass breakups, and 2 QB hurries. Kline leads the team with 566 defensive snaps played.
#53 Steven Scheidt: Scheidt made his second start of the season last week at Kent State, doing so at the Dog safety spot. In EMU’s previous game at Ball State, Scheidt started at defensive end.
#41 Justin Jefferson
#19 Joe Sparacio: Sparacio is second on the team in tackles made (76 total, 33 solo, 5 TFL). Also recorded 1 interception, 1 pass breakup, and a fumble recovery.
#44 Luke Cameron
#10 Tariq Speights
#29 Kempton Shine: Per cfbstats.com, Shine’s 11 passes defended (1 INT + 10 breakups) are tied for fourth-most in the MAC.
#33 Keylen Gulley
#17 Mark Lee Jr.
#15 Joshua Scott: In response to Blake Bogan’s injury vs. Buffalo, Scott has started the last seven games at Rover. Scott is fourth on the team with 527 defensive snaps played; recorded 27 tackles, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups.
#8 T.J. Peavy: Peavy has played in every game of the season and made eight starts. According to PFF, Peavy is sixth on the team’s defense with 472 snaps played.
#21 Robert Daniel Jr.
#20 E.J. Williams
#16 Cameron Smith: Smith has appeared in every game of the season. Smith has yet to make a start, so this would be a career first for him.
#13 Russell Vaden IV
#27 David Carter Jr.
#35 Quentavius Scandrett: Scandrett has played in every game this season and started the last six at free safety.
#7 Brandon Benson: Benson has played in every game of the year, and has made five starts this season; four at Dog, one at free safety.
#30 Mitch Tomasek: Tomasek has punted the ball 42 times this year for 1,845 yards (43.9 avg.), long of 63, 6 touchbacks, 12 landed inside the 20, and 11 have gone for 50 yards or more.
#39 Adam Heston
#37 Blake Oschsendorf OR #33 Ryan Kingston
#35 Jesus Gomez: Gomez is 12/14 on field goal tries this season and 38/38 on PAT kicks. Gomez tied the program record with a 55-yard field goal earlier this season.
#31 Brady Pohl
#46 Steve Bird
#42 Zach Zoglio
#31 Brady Pohl
#35 Jesus Gomez
#30 Mitch Tomasek OR #37 Blake Oschsendorf OR #39 Adam Heston
#28 Jaylon Jackson: Jackson is the nation’s second-leading kick returner with 20 kick returns for 541 yards (27.05 avg.), and 1 TD. His two longest returns of the year have gone for 89 and 87 yards.
#23 Elijah Jackson-Anderson
#2 Hassan Beydoun
#1 Dylan Drummond
#1 Dylan Drummond: Drummond has returned 5 punts for 45 yards with a long of 19.
#2 Hassan Beydoun: Beydoun has returned 5 punts for 26 yards with a long of 11 yards.
#39 Adam Heston
#37 Blake Oscsendorf