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Newsome 5th string on Owls' pre-spring depth chart

Kevin Newsome was expected to challenge for Temple's starting quarterback job when he arrived on campus on August.

Newsome 5th string on Owls' pre-spring depth chart

Dayton, Ohio -- Kevin Newsome was expected to challenge for Temple’s starting quarterback job when he arrived on campus on August.

Instead the former Penn State quarterback, who attended Tidewater Community College before transferring to Temple, spent last season as the third string quarterback behind Juice Granger and Chris Coyer. Several months later, the Virginia native has slid further down the depth chart.

Newsome heads into spring practice as the fifth-string quarterback.

In other depth chart moves, Nate D. Smith is listed as the third-string middle linebacker. The sophomore was the starter last season.  Wyatt Benson, who played fullback last season, takes over as the starting middle linebacker. And former offensive lineman Jaimen Newman is now a starting defensive end.

Temple opens spring drills on Friday.

Here is the depth chart heading into spring practice:

OFFENSE (Pro Spread)

 X-Wide Receiver

86 Deon Miller (6-5, 210, Sr.)

85 Nathan Hairston (6-0, 176, R-Fr.)

26 Romond Deloatch (6-4, 213, Soph.)

18 James Whitefield (6-1, 190, R-Fr.)

16 Tyron Harris (6-3, 195, Sr.)

F-Wide Receiver

 87 Ryan Alderman (5-9, 170, Sr.)

27 Khalif Herbin (5-7, 158, Soph.)

25 Brett Pierce (5-8, 165, Jr.)

80 Zack Bambary (5-11, 195, Jr.)

Left Tackle

54 Zach Hooks (6-6, 280, Soph.)

66 Dion Dawkins (6-5, 330, Fr.) 

69 Adrian Sullivan (6-5, 270, Fr.) 

Left Guard

68 Brendan McGowan (6-4, 288, R-Fr.)

74 Evan Regas (6-4, 306, Sr.)

Center

79 Kyle Friend (6-2, 300, Soph.)

70 Jacob Quinn (6-5, 275, Soph.)

Right Guard

62 Scott Roorda (6-3, 302, Sr.)

65 Adam Mertz (6-5, 300, Jr.)

61 Will Rathbone (6-5, 275, Soph.)

Right Tackle

71 Eric Lofton (6-5, 280, Soph.)

75 Elijah Grant (6-6, 335, Jr.) 

77 Raymond Korang (6-8, 300, Soph.) 

Tight End

38 Cody Booth (6-3, 250, Sr.) OR

83 Chris Parthemore (6-4, 240, Sr.)

98 Alex Jackson (6-4, 250, Sr.)

97 Wanemi Omuso (6-2, 255, Jr.)

82 Evan Battallio (6-3, 245, Jr.)

Quarterback

 3 Juice Granger (6-3, 220, Sr.)  OR

10 Chris Coyer (6-3, 230, Sr.)

19 Chad McCloskey (6-2, 200, Soph.)

12 Connor Reilly (6-3, 215, Jr.)

21 Kevin Newsome (6-2, 231, Sr.)

14 Thomas Rumer (6-3, 212, R-Fr.)

 

Tailback

20 Kenny Harper (6-0, 225, Jr.)

30 Jamie Gilmore (5-8, 185, Soph.)

22 Avery Williams (5-10, 198, R-Fr.)

34 Spencer Reid (5-10, 205, Soph.)

28 Jordan Spector (5-10, 185, R-Fr.)

43 Hassan Dixon (5-9, 175, Soph.)

Fullback

41  John Rizzo (6-1, 221, Fr.)

Z-Wide Receiver

15 Jalen Fitzpatrick (5-11, 180, Jr.)

81 John Christopher (5-10, 180, Soph.)

88 Samuel Benjamin (6-0, 195, Soph.)

13 Robbie Anderson (6-3, 175, Soph.)

DEFENSE (4-3)

Defensive End

59 Jaimen Newman (6-4, 290, Jr.)

51 Brandon Chudnoff (6-2, 240, Soph.)

46 Obi Onejeme (6-3, 220, Jr.)

91 Shahbaz Ahmed  (6-3, 220, Soph.)

94 Kiser Terry (6-3, 260, Fr.)

Defensive Tackle

73 Averee Robinson (6-1, 285, Fr.)

93 Kamal Johnson (6-4, 295, Sr.)

95 Matt Loannidis (6-4, 245, Soph.)

Nose Tackle

96 Bret Niederreither (6-3, 265, R-Fr.)

99 Levi Brown (6-2,300, Jr.)

72 Hershey Walton (6-4, 290, Soph.)

Defensive End

55 Sean Daniels (6-3, 230, Sr.)

52 Avery Ellis (6-2, 225, Soph.)

45 Dan Van Norton (6-0, 240, Sr.)

90 Bryan Osei (6-2, 225, R-Fr.)

58 Kyle Regensburg (6-2, 225, Jr.)

WILL Linebacker

32 Tyler Matakevich (6-1, 220, Soph.)

27  Hasson Reddick (6-0, 194, R-Fr.)

39 Marc Tyson (6-0 230, Soph.)

MIKE Linebacker

44 Wyatt Benson (6-0 228, Sr.)

56 Olaniyi Adewole (6-2, 228, Sr.)

35 Nate D. Smith (6-0, 230,Soph)

SAM Linebacker

33 Blaze Caponegro (6-1, 218, Sr.)

53 Rob Dvoracek (6-2, 220, Soph.)

57 Michael Kalaman (6-3, 220, R-Fr.)

 

Left Corner

11 Zamel Johnson (6-0, 170, Sr.)

25 Tavon Young (5-10, 159, Soph.)

17 Brandon Shippen (5-11,175, Soph.)

26 Ikeem Boyd (5-10, 177, Soph.)

Free Safety

21 Abdul Smith (6-0, 205, Sr.)

29 Stephaun Marshall (5-11, 181, R-Fr.)

48 Brian Burns (6-0, 185, Jr.)

12 Nate L. Smith (6-1, 183, R-Fr.)

Strong Safety

28 Chris Hutton (5-10, 185, Jr.)

24 Jihaad Pretlow (5-11, 185, Fr.)

31 Michael Felton (6-0, 190, Soph.)

43 Dion Shaw (6-1, 185, R-Fr.)

Right Corner

47 Anthony Robey (5-10, 180, Jr.)

19 Damiere Shaw (5-11, 170, R-Fr.)

20 Will Hayes (5-9,182, Soph.)

23 Daquan Cooper (6-0, 175, Jr.)

SPECIALISTS

Punter/FG/PAT/Kickoffs

15 Paul Layton (6-1, 215, Sr.)

95 Tyler Mayes (6-2, 225, Soph.)

99 Colby Perry (6-2, 180, R-Fr.)

Holder

12 Connor Reilly (6-3, 215, Jr.)

Long/Short Snapper

38 Cody Booth (6-5, 250, Sr.)

78 Sean Boyle (6-5, 300, Sr.)

Kickoff Returner

 20 Kenny Harper (6-0, 225, Jr.)

 15 Jalen Fitzpatrick (5-11, 180, Jr.)

Punt Returner

  20 Kenny Harper (6-0, 225, Jr.)

 

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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