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Monday September 23, 2013Depth Chart Update: Murphy Named the Starting Quarterback

Gainesville, Fla.

Scott Carter
By SCOTT CARTER
GatorZone.com Senior Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gators coach Will Muschamp released an updated depth chart on Monday heading into Saturday’s Kentucky game in Lexington.

 

Freshman Johnny Townsend, a late addition to the 2013 signing class, is now second on the depth chart at punter and will battle junior Kyle Christy for the starting job. Christy is ranked 12th in the SEC in punting after three games, averaging 39.5 yards per kick.

 

Townsend is a true freshman from Boone High in Orlando. He was the Class 8A All-State punter last season, averaging 44.6 yards per punt.

 

Meanwhile, Christy has yet to show his form from last season when he was a critical part of Florida’s success. Christy was a Ray Guy Award finalist last season when he led the SEC with a school-record 45.8-yard average.

 

In other depth chart movement, Tyler Murphy officially moves up to No. 1 at quarterback and redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg is listed as the backup. Murphy came off the bench Saturday to replace injured starter Jeff Driskel and led Florida to its ninth consecutive victory over Tennessee.

 

Freshman Vernon Hargreaves is atop the depth chart at punt returner, a role he served Saturday against Tennessee in Marcus Roberson’s absence.

 

Here is a look at the Gators’ depth chart entering Saturday’s game at Kentucky:

 

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

LT

70

D.J. Humphries

6-5

285

So

 

End

90

Jonathan Bullard

6-3

270

So

76

Max Garcia

6-4

311

R-Jr

 

94

Bryan Cox, Jr.

6-3

260

R-Fr

 

LG

76

Max Garcia

6-4

311

R-Jr

 

Nose

44

Leon Orr

6-5

302

R-Jr

63

Trip Thurman

6-5

315

R-So

 

4

Damien Jacobs

6-3

300

Sr

 

C

72

Jonotthan Harrison

6-3

310

R-Sr

 

Tackle

2

Dominique Easley

6-2

285

Sr

64

Kyle Koehne

6-5

315

R-Sr

 

55

Darious Cummings

6-1

305

Jr

 

RG

67

Jon Halapio

6-3

320

R-Sr

 

Buck

6

Dante Fowler, Jr.

6-3

266

So

64

Kyle Koehne

6-5

315

R-Sr

 

95

Alex McCalister

6-6

238

R-Fr

77

Ian Silberman

6-5

306

R-Jr

 

 

Sam

7

Ronald Powell

6-4

240

R-Jr

RT

73

Tyler Moore

6-5

320

R-So

 

49

Darrin Kitchens

6-2

237

Sr

74

Trenton Brown

6-8

361

Jr

 

 

Mike

3

Antonio Morrison

6-1

230

So

 TE

88

Clay Burton

6-4

257

Jr

 

 

51

Michael Taylor

6-0

233

R-Jr

            

87

Tevin Westbrook

6-5

255

Jr

 

 

Will

11

Neiron Ball

6-3

235

R-Jr

RB

24

Matt Jones

6-2

226

So

 

49

Darrin Kitchens

6-2

237

Sr

33

Mack Brown

5-11

215

R-Jr

 

 

RCB

15

Loucheiz Purifoy

6-0

190

Jr

QB

3

Tyler Murphy

6-2

210

R-Jr

 

1

Vernon Hargreaves III

5-11

192

Fr

17

Skyler Mornhinweg

6-2

214

R-Fr

 

 

SAF

14

Jaylen Watkins

6-0

188

Sr

FB

41

Hunter Joyer

5-11

240

Jr

 

20

Marcus Maye

6-0

206

R-Fr

25

Gideon Ajagbe

6-2

244

R-Jr

 

 

SAF

31

Cody Riggs

5-9

190

R-Jr

X

1

Quinton Dunbar

6-2

194

R-Jr

 

21

Jabari Gorman

5-10

184

Jr

11

Demarcus Robinson

6-2

201

Fr

 

 

LCB

5

Marcus Roberson

6-0

195

Jr

Z

83

Solomon Patton

5-9

177

Sr

 

1

Vernon Hargreaves III

5-11

192

Fr

5

Ahmad Fulwood

6-5

196

Fr

 

85

Chris Thompson

6-0

167

Fr

 

Nickel

24

Brian Poole

5-10

205

So

 

1

Vernon Hargreaves III

5-11

192

Fr

F

8

Trey Burton

6-2

225

Sr

 

30

Mike McNeely

5-8

175

R-Jr

 

Dime

20

Marcus Maye

6-0

206

R-Fr

 

31

Cody Riggs

5-9

190

R-Jr

SPECIAL TEAMS

KOR

83

Solomon Patton

5-9

177

Sr

 

P

4

Kyle Christy

6-3

198

Jr

15

Loucheiz Purifoy

6-0

190

Jr

 

 19

Johnny Townsend

6-1

191

Fr

 

K

16

Austin Hardin

5-10

208

R-Fr

 

PR

1

Vernon Hargreaves III

5-11

192

Fr

97

Brad Phillips

5-10

195

Sr

 

5

Marcus Roberson

6-0

195

Jr

 

H

3

Tyler Murphy

6-2

210

R-Jr

 

LS

46

Drew Ferris

6-0

205

R-Jr

43

Kyle Crofoot

6-4

220

R-So

 

43

Kyle Crofoot

6-4

220

R-So

 

 

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