The two deep

NDSU’s two-deep chart for the K-State game:

  • TE: Kevin Vaadeland, 6-4, 245, Sr; Taylor Nelson, 6-4, 253, Sr.
  • LT: Billy Turner, 6-6, 314, Sr.; Landon Lechler, 6-7, 273, Fr.
  • LG: Zack Johnson, 6-4, 317, So.; Adam Schueller, 6-3, 300, Jr.
  • C: Josh Colville, 6-2, 270, So.; Jesse Hinz, 6-4, 299, Jr.
  • RG: Tyler Gimmestad, 6-2, 304, Sr.; Andrew Nack, 6-3, 297, Sr.
  • RT: Joe Haeg, 6-6, 293, So.; Jack Plankers, 6-7, 318, Fr.
  • QB: Brock Jensen, 6-3, 225, Sr.; Carson Wentz, 6-5, 222, So.
  • FB: Andrew Grothmann, 6-1, 232, Sr.; Andrew Bonnet, 6-3, 245, So.
  • RB: Sam Ojuri, 6-0, 212, Sr.; John Crockett, 6-0, 202, Jr.
  • WR: Ryan Smith, 5-7, 175, Sr.; Nate Moody, 6-1, 193, Jr.
  • WR: Zach Vraa, 6-2, 203, Jr.; Trevor Gebhart, 6-1, 193, Jr.
  • DE: Cole Jirik, 6-5, 248, Sr.; Mike Hardie, 6-5, 254, Jr.
  • DT: Danny Luecke, 6-5, 281, Sr; Anthony LaVoy, 6-4, 299, Sr.
  • NG: Ryan Drevlow, 6-4, 281, Sr.; Brian Schaetz, 6-1, 283, So.
  • DE: Kyle Emanuel, 6-3, 246, Jr.; Jeremy Gordon, 6-1, 237, Sr.
  • LB: Travis Beck, 6-0, 214, Jr.; MJ Stumpf, 6-2, 204, Fr.
  • LB: Grant Olson, 6-0, 228, Sr.; Antonio Rodgers, 5-10, 218, Sr.
  • LB: Carlton Littlejohn, 6-1, 216, Jr.; Esley Thorton, 6-3, 226, Jr.
  • CB: C.J. Smith, 5-11, 183, So.; Brendin Pierre, 5-9, 167, Sr.
  • SS: Colten Heagle, 5-11, 202, Jr.; Bryan Shepherd, 5-10, 180, Sr
  • FS: Christian Dudzik, 5-10, 188, Jr.; A.J. Van Voorhis, 5-9, 185, Sr.
  • CB: Marcus Williams, 5-11, 192, Sr.; Jordan Champion, 5-9, 185, So.
  • K: Adam Keller, 6-1, 204, Jr.
  • P: Ben LeCompte, 5-10, 200, So.
  • LS: Michael Murphy, 6-0, 204, Sr.

6 thoughts on “The two deep

  1. Wow. Lots of upper-classmen.

    Seniors: 13 starters (7 O, 5 D, 1 ST). 8 backups (2 O, 6 D).

    Juniors: 7 starters (1 O, 5 D, 1 ST). 7 backups (5 O, 2 D).

    Sophomores: 5 starters (3 O, 1 D, 1 ST). 4 backups (2 O, 2 D).

    Redshirt Freshmen: 0 starters. 3 backups (2 O, 1 D)

  2. I know we keep talking about the Sr class, but the future looks pretty bright after this year as well.

  3. Impressive depth chart. Most teams would compete at a high level with our 2nd deep. They will all need to play in the heat on Friday and hopefully our depth is what will take us to Wildcat whupup!!

  4. Looking at the weather in Manhattan today. High of 96 but by 9:00 tonight it will be in the lower 80′s and of course the sun will be gone by that time. This would be about the time the second half starts. This is about the time you would think the heat would bother the Bison but if it drops 15 degrees from the day time high, it should be something the Bison can handle.

  5. I thought the high temps would be a huge problem for the Bison on Friday night. Now that we have had this heat wave I look at it as a blessing. It will have our kids more acclimated to handle playing in this. Probably not as used to it as the K-State kids but it has to help. If the temps would have been in the low 70′s, here in Fargo, the last two weeks I think the Bison would have really been in trouble. Look at the Big Ten teams that go down south for bowl games and their players all need to get an I.V. for fluids at halftime. I still feel the Bison will fall short in this game, after all these are still the defending Big 12 champs with some great players back. Ask yourself this, if next year the Bison were to play the two time defending Division II national champs after losing our 26 seniors would you still expect the Bison to win the game? Of course you would, we all would. Just like K-State will expect to beat the two time defending FCS champs even though they lost some great seniors from their BCS bowl team. But I will say that if there is an FCS team that could pull off this upset it is the Bison.
    Go Bison!