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Air Force Football: Depth Charts Released

In advance of Wednesday's appearance at the Mountain West Media Days, the Air Force Falcons and Head Coach Troy Calhoun have released their preseason depth charts.

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The Air Force Falcons released their 2015 initial depth chart in advance of Mountain West Media Days. After completing an amazing eight game turnaround in the 2014 season that included a victory over Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Falcons will look to keep expectations high after the 10 game win total last season.

Offense

The offense has most of its key playmakers back for 2015 in running back Jacobi Owens, fullbacks D.J. Johnson and Shayne Davern, receivers Jalen Robinette and Garrett Brown and tight end Garrett Griffin. And while last season's quarterback Kale Pearson graduated from the Academy, the Falcons have an experienced signal caller returning in Nate Romine, who started five games his freshman year and one game in 2014. The game he started in 2014 was one of the biggest games of the season however, as he helped the Falcons upset Colorado State on the final game of the regular season. There should be plenty of fireworks provided this coming season by the Falcons on the offensive side of the ball.

Position

Number

Name

Class

Left Tackle

72

Matt Rochell

Senior


75

Luke Brantley

Senior

Left Guard

56

Colin Sandor

Junior


61

Jackson Wilson

Junior

Center

67

Dylan Vail

Junior


53

Jordan Tyler

Sophomore

Right Guard

58

A.J. Ruechel

Senior


55

Alexander Norton

Sophomore

Right Tackle

74

Sevrin Remmo

Senior


73

Allen Caunitz

Junior

Quarterback

6

Nate Romine

Junior


16

Karson Roberts

Senior

Tailback

28

Jacobi Owens

Junior


5

Devin Rushing

Senior

Fullback

3

D.J. Johnson

Junior


43

Shayne Davern

Junior

Tight End

80

Garrett Griffin

Senior


83

Riley Huff

Senior

Wide Receiver

9

Jalen Robinette

Junior


12

Tyler Williams

Sophomore

Flanker

7

Garrett Brown

Senior


15

Alex Ludowig

Senior

Defense

A unit that was one of the worst in college football in 2013 was a key reason for the Air Force turnaround in 2014. The defense played the major role in the Falcons turnaround in 2014, improving in all statistical categories and helping get the ball back to the offense by showing a great ability to turnover the opponent. The Falcons are going to be breaking in seven new starters this year, but return great talent in Alex Hansen, Dexter Walker, Connor Healy and Weston Steelhammer. That quartet will be relied on early as the new starters adapt to their new roles.

Position

Number

Name

Class

Defensive End

87

Alex Hansen

Senior


38

Kellen Cleveland

Junior

Defensive Tackle

93

Samual Byers

Junior


99

Jalen Lacy

Junior

Nose Guard

53

David Harris

Junior


43

Santo Coppola

Sophomore

Inside Linebacker

6

Connor Healy

Senior


34

D.J. Dunn Jr.

Junior

Outside Linebacker

40

Ryan Watson

Junior


50

Jack Flor

Sophomore

Inside Linebacker

41

Patrick Healy

Junior


47

Claude Alexander III

Junior

Outside LInebacker

5

Dexter Walker

Senior


48

Jacob Onyechi

Junior

Cornerback

11

Jesse Washington

Junior


9

Jayce Webster

Sophomore

Free Safety

14

Hayes Linn

Junior


18

Brodie Hicks

Junior

Strong Safety

8

Weston Steelhammer

Junior


25

Roland Ladipo

Junior

Cornerback

4

Kalon Baker

Senior


27

Tyler Weaver

Junior

Special Teams

The Falcons will be searching for all new starters on special teams, and have yet to announce many of those positions. The key will be how well Drew Oehrle and Brett Dunn replace all-everything kicker Will Conant. Conant handled all the place kicking and punting duties last season, and Oehrle and Dunn have lots of pressure to make the drop off from Conant as little as possible.

Position

Number

Name

Class

Place Kicker

94

Drew Oehrle

Senior

Punter

92

Brett Dunn

Senior

Punt Returner


Not Announced


Kick Returner


Not Announced


Long Snapper


Not Announced


Holder


Not Announced