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Louisville Releases Depth Chart for First Responder Bowl vs. Air Force

The Cardinals and Falcons will do battle on Dec. 28 in Dallas.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville football program might have ended the regular season on a sour note - getting embarrassed by in-state rival Kentucky - but the Cardinals still have one more game left to play before they close the book on their 2021 campaign.

In their penultimate regular season game at Duke, Louisville won their sixth game of the year, thus clinching bowl eligibility. It was later announced that they would be facing Air Force in the First Responder Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

On Thursday, Louisville finally released their depth chart against the Falcons. With several players having already entered the transfer portal, multiple changes have been made to the two-deep since the Cardinals' last game against Kentucky 

You can view the depth charts for both teams below, along with Louisville's noted changes since the UK game:

Louisville

Offense

Quarterback
3 Malik Cunningham (6-1, 200, R-Jr.)
7 Brock Domann (6-2, 225, So.)

Running Back
15 Jalen Mitchell (5-10, 221, R-Fr.)
23 Trevion Cooley (5-10, 200, Fr.)
36 Maurice Burkley (6-0, 209, R-Sr.)

Left Tackle
70 Trevor Reid (6-5, 303, Jr.)
68 Michael Gonzalez (6-4, 298, Fr.)

Left Guard
55 Caleb Chandler (6-4, 313, R-Jr.)
67 Luke Kandra (6-4, 309, Fr.)

Center
66 Cole Bentley (6-3, 315, Sr)
61 Bryan Hudson (6-4, 310, R-So.)

Right Guard
74 Adonis Boone (6-5, 317, Jr.)
71 Joshua Black (6-2, 294, R-Fr.)

Right Tackle
56 Renato Brown (6-4, 309, R-Fr.)
68 Michael Gonzalez (6-4, 298, Fr.)

Slot Receiver
11 Josh Johnson (5-11, 187, R-Sr.)
48 Jordan Thomas (5-11, 170, R-Jr.)

Wide Receiver (Z)
9 Ahmari Huggins-Bruce (5-10, 165, Fr.)
12 T.J. Lewis (6-3, 170, Fr.)

Wide Receiver (X)
8 Tyler Harrell (6-0, 194, R-So.)
86 Elijah Downing (6-3, 185, Fr.)

Half Back
83 Marshon Ford (6-2, 237, So.)
41 Isaac Martin (6-1, 250, R-Jr.)

Tight End
84 Dez Melton (6-3, 250, R-Fr.)
44 Francis Sherman (6-3, 248, R-Fr.)

Defense

Defensive End
41 Ramon Puryear (6-3, 264, R-Fr.)
29 Tabarius Peterson (6-3, 262, R-Sr.)

Nose Tackle
92 Malik Clark (6-2, 295, R-Jr.)
or 99 Dezmond Tell (6-1, 276, Fr.)
90 Jacques Turner (6-1, 290, R-Sr.)

Defensive End
6 YaYa Diaby (6-4, 273, Jr.)
or 97 Ashton Gillotte (6-2, 253, Fr.)

Outside Linebacker (Dog)
22 Yasir Abdullah (6-1, 235, Jr.)
14 Marvin Dallas (6-1, 195, Jr.)

Mike Linebacker
9 C.J. Avery (5-11, 227, Sr.)
23 K.J. Cloyd (6-2, 215, So.)

Weakside Linebacker
44 Dorian Jones (6-0, 230, R-Fr.)
23 K.J. Cloyd (6-2, 215, So.)
24 Jaylin Alderman (6-1, 215, Fr.)

Outside Linebacker (Card)
38 Jack Fagot (6-0, 202, R-Jr.)
14 Marvin Dallas (6-1, 195, Jr.)

Cornerback
2 Chandler Jones (5-10, 188, Jr.)
21 Greedy Vance (5-10, 162, Fr.)

Strong Safety
12 Qwynnterrio Cole (6-3, 190, Sr.)
10 Benjamin Perry (6-2, 201, Fr.)

Free Safety
27 Kenderick Duncan (6-3, 216, R-Sr.)
25 Josh Minkins (6-2, 201, Fr.)
10 Benjamin Perry (6-2, 201, Fr.)

Cornerback
21 Greedy Vance (5-10, 162, Fr.)
28 Trey Franklin (5-10, 180, So.)

Special Teams

Placekicker
32 James Turner (6-0, 208, So.)
40 Brock Travelstead (6-1, 200, Fr.)

Kickoffs
40 Brock Travelstead (6-1, 200, Fr.)
37 Ryan Chalifoux (6-1, 191, R-Sr.)

Long Snapper
24 Mitch Hall (6-1, 213, Sr.)
38 Drew Brenowitz (5-10, 210, So.)

Holder
93 Brady Hodges (6-1, 180, Fr.)
49 Mark Vassett (6-4, 215, Fr.)

Punter
49 Mark Vassett (6-4, 215, Fr.)
93 Brady Hodges (6-1, 180, Fr.)

Kick Returner
8 Tyler Harrell (6-0, 194, R-So.)

Punt Returner
11 Josh Johnson (5-11, 187, R-Sr.)

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Changes from Louisville's Depth Chart vs. Kentucky:

  • Brock Domann is now the No. 2 quarterback with regular backup Evan Conley undergoing season-ending surgery.
  • Walk-on Jordan Thomas replaces Shai Werts as the No. 2 slot receiver, as Werts is no longer with the program.
  • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has been elevated to No. 1 wide receiver (Z) with Jordan Watkins entering the transfer portal. Converted quarterback T.J. Lewis is now No. 2 behind Huggins-Bruce.
  • Tyler Harrell has been elevated to No. 1 wide receiver (X) with Justin Marshall entering the transfer portal. Walk-on Elijah Downing is now No. 2 behind Harrell.
  • Marvin Dallas is now the No. 2 outside linebacker (Dog) with Nick Okeke entering the transfer portal.
  • Josh Johnson is now the No. 1 punt returner with Jordan Watkins entering the transfer portal.

Air Force

Offense

Left Tackle
51 Kaleb Holcomb (6-4, 265, So.)
59 Adam Karas (6-4, 285, So.)
56 Mark Hiestand (6-5, 285, Jr.)

Left Guard
62 Hawk Wimmer (6-4, 330, Sr.)
66 Ayden McCollough (6-3, 290, So.)

Center
71 Ben Mercer (6-0, 280, Sr.)
68 Thor Paglialong (6-4, 285, So.)
64 Luke Hallstrom (6-2, 290, So.)

Right Guard
73 Isaac Cochran (6-5, 320, Jr.)72 Wesley Ndago (6-2, 310, So.)

Right Tackle
63 Everett Smalley (6-3, 265, So.)79 Ryan Booth (6-5, 280, Sr.)

Tight End
81 Dalton King (6-3, 215, Sr.)87 Caden Blum (6-5, 250, So.)84 Caleb Rillos (6-5, 225, So.)

Quarterback
4 Haaziq Daniels (6-1, 200, Jr.)6 Warren Bryan (6-1, 205, Sr.)9 Zach Larrier (6-0, 195, So.)

Fullback
20 Brad Roberts (5-11, 205, Jr.)44 Omar Fattah (5-11, 215, Jr.)28 Emmanuel MIchel (5-10, 215, Jr.)

Tailback
8 DeAndre Hughes (5-8, 170, Jr.)15 Jordan Gidrey (5-6, 175, So.)

Wide Receiver
13 Brandon Lewis (5-9, 175, Sr.)
7 David Cormier (6-3, 225, Jr.)
11 Jake Spiewak (6-4, 200, Sr.)

Wide Receiver
23 Dane Kinamon (6-0, 200, So.)27 Ben Jefferson (5-11, 190, Jr.)2 Amari Terry (5-7, 190, Jr.)

Defense

Defensive End
48 Jayden Thiergood (6-3, 260, So.)
95 Kolby Barker (6-4, 280, Sr.)

Nose Guard
94 Jordan Jackson (6-5, 285, Sr.)58 Kenny Ngaima (6-2, 265, Sr.)92 Elijah Brockman (6-3, 275, Jr.)

Defensive End
49 Christopher Herrera (6-5, 275, Jr.)91 McKenly O’Neal (6-3, 255, Sr.)

Outside Linebacker
26 Vince Sanford (6-1, 210, Jr.)36 Caleb Humphrey (6-3, 240, Sr.)45 Brandon Gooding (6-5, 240, Sr.)

Inside Linebacker
40 Alec Mock (6-3, 230, So.)27 TD Blackmon (6-1, 225, Jr.)51 Noah Bush (6-0, 220, Sr.)

Inside Linebacker
38 Demonte Meeks (6-1, 240, Sr.)31 Bo Richter (6-2, 240, So.)35 Johnathan Youngblood (5-11, 225, So.)

Outside Linebacker
11 Camby Goff (6-1, 195, So.)16 Jayden Goodwin (6-1, 180, So.)14 Ethan Erickson (6-2, 205, Sr.)

Cornerback
3 Tre Bugg III (6-0, 180, Sr.)
4 James Jones IV (6-2, 195, Sr.)
OR 33 David Eure (5-11, 185, Sr.) Gardena, CA

Strong Safety
7 Trey Taylor (6-0, 205, So.)14 Ethan Erickson (6-2, 205, Sr.)

Free Safety
21 Corvan Taylor (6-2, 205, Sr.)10 Jalen Mergerson (5-11, 200, So.)

Cornerback
2 Eian Castonguay (6-0, 185, So.)9 Michael Mack II (6-1, 180, So.)17 Zion Kelly (5-10, 190, Jr.)

Special Teams

Placekicker
43 Matthew Dapore (6-0, 185, Fr.)

Kickoffs93 Bryce Honaker (6-1, 195, Sr.)

Punter
95 Carson Bay (5-11, 165., Fr.)93 Bryce Honaker (6-1, 195, Sr.)

Long Snapper
39 Brendan Bentley (6-2, 245, Jr.)97 Jacob Goldberg (6-0, 240, Sr.)

Holder
99 Charles Bein (6-3, 190, So.)23 Dane Kinamon (6-0, 200, So.)

Punt Returner
23 Dane Kinamon (6-0, 200, So.)13 Brandon Lewis (5-9, 175, Sr.)

Kickoff Returner
23 Dane Kinamon (6-0, 200, So.)

(Photo of Tyler Harrell: Jamie Rhodes - USA TODAY Sports)

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