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Illinois releases depth chart for Kent State game

All 22 of Illinois' offensive, defensive starters are set, but there's some uncertainty on special teams.

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On Monday, the Fighting Illini released their depth chart for the season opener against Kent State and all 22 offensive and defensive starters are set. There isn't anything too surprising here, but senior Chris Boles did, in fact, win the battle at left guard.

The team's only starting positions that aren't set in stone are on special teams. If everything goes according to plan, both Taylor Zalewski and David Reisner will probably get in-game reps; the same can probably said for Zach Hirth and Michael Martin at long snapper.

You can click here to see the full depth chart, but for now here's a look at the two-deep for Friday night's game. You can also click here to view the Kent State depth chart.

Offensive Depth Chart

First String Second String
QB Wes Lunt (C) Chayce Crouch
RB Josh Ferguson Henry Enyenihi
WR - X Geronimo Allison (C) Sam Mays
WR - T Dionte Taylor Desmond Cain
WR - Z Malik Turner Marchie Murdock
TE Tyler White Andrew Davis
LT Austin Schmidt Patrick Flavin
LG Chris Boles Chris O'Connor
C Joe Spencer Nick Allegretti
RG Ted Karras (C) Connor Brennan
RT Christian DiLauro Jordan Fagan

Defensive Depth Chart

First String Second String
DE Dawuane Smoot Kenny Nelson
NT Chunky Clements Tito Odenigbo
DT Rob Bain Jamal Milan
LEO Carroll Phillips Henry McGrew
WLB Mason Monheim (C) LaKeith Walls
MLB T.J. Neal Jr. B.J. Bello
STAR Eric Finney (C) James Crawford
CB V'Angelo Bentley Darius Mosley
SS Taylor Barton Dillan Cazley
FS Clayton Fejedelem Jevaris Little
CB Eaton Spence Jalen Dunlap

Special Teams Depth Chart

First String Second String
K Taylor Zalewski - OR - David Reisner
P Ryan Frain David Reisner
LS Zach Hirth - OR - Michael Martin
H Ryan Frain
KO Taylor Zalewski - OR - David Reisner
KR V'Angelo Bentley Darius Mosley
PR V'Angelo Bentley Darius Mosley


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