Roc Thomas named Auburn’s starting RB

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Filling the void left by Cameron Artis-Payne at running back, who will join former Auburn Tiger Cam Newton in Carolina, will be sophomore Roc Thomas. The trail has been blazed for Thomas as he certainly has big shoes to fill after the seasonal performances by Tre Mason and Artis-Payne.

If, let’s say, Thomas gets injured or is ineligible to play, then Peyton Barber and Jovon Robinson will be ready to go.

Another void to fill with be at quarterback, where Nick Marshall not only paved a solid foundation through the air, but also tag-teamed with Artis-Payne in the ground game. The next man up for the team’s play caller will be junior Jeremy Johnson, who threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns against Arkansas last year.

Auburn’s full depth chart can be seen below.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK

6 JEREMY JOHNSON (6-5, 240, Jr.)
13 Sean White (6-0, 200, RFr.)

RUNNING BACK

9 ROC THOMAS (5-10, 203, So.)
25 Peyton Barber (5-11, 225, So.) –OR–
29 Jovon Robinson (6-0, 230, Jr.)

HALFBACK

36 KAMRYN PETTWAY (6-0, 242, RFr.) –OR–
27 CHANDLER COX (6-1, 232, Fr.)

TIGHT END

85 JALEN HARRIS (6-4, 250, Fr.)
46 Chris Laye (6-4, 250, RFr.)

WIDE RECEIVER

5 RICARDO LOUIS (6-2, 215, Sr.)
10 Stanton Truitt (5-9, 184, RFr.)

WIDE RECEIVER

82 Melvin Ray (6-3, 215, Sr.)
4 Jason Smith (6-1, 180, So.)

WIDE RECEIVER

1 D’HAQUILLE WILLIAMS (6-2, 224, Sr.) –OR–
8 Tony Stevens (6-4, 205, Jr.)

WIDE RECEIVER

80 MARCUS DAVIS (5-9, 180, Jr.)
83 Ryan Davis (5-9, 164, Fr.)

LEFT TACKLE

72 SHON COLEMAN (6-6, 313, Jr.)
70 Robert Leff (6-6, 288, Jr.)

LEFT GUARD

63 ALEX KOZAN (6-4, 300, Jr.) –OR–
53 DEVONTE DANZY (6-2, 305, Sr.)

CENTER

73 Austin Golson (6-5, 304, So.)
52 Xavier Dampeer (6-2, 305, Sr.)

RIGHT GUARD

71 BRADEN SMITH (6-6, 286, So.)
74 Will Adams (6-7, 303, Jr.)

RIGHT TACKLE

56 Avery Young (6-6, 305, Jr.)
64 Mike Horton (6-4, 312, Fr.)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END

6 DaVONTE LAMBERT (6-2, 282, Sr.)
9 Byron Cowart (6-3, 277, Fr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

95 DONTAVIUS RUSSELL (6-3, 295, RFr.)
94 Devaroe Lawrence (6-2, 281, Jr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

1 MONTRAVIUS ADAMS (6-4, 296, Jr.)
90 Maurice Swain (6-5, 295, Jr.)

DEFENSIVE END

55 CARL LAWSON (6-2, 257, So.)
59 Raashed Kennion (6-6, 235, So.)

LINEBACKER

30 TRE’ WILLIAMS (6-2, 238, So.) -OR-
8 CASSANOVA McKINZY (6-3, 253, Sr.)

LINEBACKER

17 KRIS FROST (6-2, 240, Sr.) -OR-
30 TRE’ WILLIAMS (6-2, 238, So.)

LINEBACKER

26 JUSTIN GARRETT (6-1, 228, Sr.)
16 JaViere Mitchell (6-2, 215, Jr.)

CORNERBACK

3 JONATHAN JONES (5-10, 181, Sr.)
15 Josh Holsey (5-11, 198, Sr.) -OR-
18 Carlton Davis (6-1, 190, Fr.)

SAFETY

23 JOHNATHAN FORD (6-0, 203, Jr.)
22 Tim Irvin (5-9, 194, Fr.)

SAFETY

39 TRAY MATTHEWS (6-1, 213, So.)
19 Nick Ruffin (6-0, 191, So.)

CORNERBACK

24 BLAKE COUNTESS (5-10, 185, Sr.)
20 Jeremiah Dinson (5-11, 172, Fr.)

NICKEL

22 TIM IRVIN (5-9, 194, Fr.)
24 Blake Countess (5-10, 185, Sr.) -OR-
15 Josh Holsey (5-11, 198, Sr.) -OR-
20 Jeremiah Dinson (5-11, 172, Fr.)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK

38 DANIEL CARLSON (6-4, 213, So.)
43 Ian Shannon (6-3, 209, Fr.)

PUNTER

91 Kevin Phillips (6-0, 185, Jr.)
43 Ian Shannon (6-3, 209, Fr.)

HOLDER

29 Tyler Stovall (6-1, 207, So.)
91 Kevin Phillips (6-0, 185, Jr.)

LS

69 IKE POWELL (6-3, 244, So.)
68 Zach Wade (5-10, 205, RFr.)

PR

80 MARCUS DAVIS (5-9, 180, Jr.) -OR-
4 JASON SMITH (6-1, 180, So.) -OR-
87 GRAY KING (5-10, 170, So.)

KR

23 JOHNATHAN FORD (6-0, 203, Jr.) -OR-
5 RICARDO LOUIS (6-2, 215, Sr.)
24 BLAKE COUNTESS (5-10, 185, Sr.) -OR-
9 ROC THOMAS (5-10, 203, So.)

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