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August 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

UW releases depth chart for Boise State: Freshman John Ross, Austin Seferian-Jenkins listed as starters

UW true freshman John Ross (1) is listed as a starter at wide receiver against Boise State. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

UW true freshman John Ross (1) is listed as a starter at wide receiver and punt returner for the opener against Boise State. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and true freshman wide receiver John Ross are both listed as starters in the depth chart UW released Saturday afternoon, a week before its season opener against No. 19 Boise State.

Seferian-Jenkins’ status for the opener remains uncertain. He broke a bone in his right pinkie finger that required surgery on Aug. 15. In July, the preseason All-American pleaded guilty to drunken driving. UW coach Steve Sarkisian said he would not publicly announce any potential disciplinary action related to Seferian-Jenkins’ case.

The 5-foot-11, 173-pound Ross, meanwhile, has impressed UW coaches enough to vault him ahead of sophomore Jaydon Mickens as the slot receiver. Ross, said to be the fastest player on the team, is also listed as a punt returner, as is junior receiver Kasen Williams.

Opposite Williams, senior Kevin Smith is also listed as a starting wideout. Smith has been singled out repeatedly as the Huskies’ most pleasant surprise of fall camp

On defense, converted tight end Evan Hudson is listed as a starter at defensive tackle, next to junior Hau’oli Kikaha as the strong-side defensive end. Sophomore Cory Littleton has won the starting job as the rush end.

In another close position battle, either Princeton Fuimaona “or” sophomore Travis Feeney will start at one outside linebacker spot.

Ross is the only true freshman listed as a starter on offense or defense. Seven others made the two-deep: defensive end Joe Mathis, receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, right tackle Coleman Shelton, cornerback Jermaine Kelly, safeties Trevor Walker and Kevin King, and kickoff specialist Cameron Van Winkle.

No. 1 offense:

QB: Keith Price, Sr., 6-1, 202

TB: Bishop Sankey, Jr., 5-10, 203

FB: Psalm Wooching, RFr., 6-3, 228

TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jr., 6-6, 276

LT: Ben Riva, Jr., 6-6, 306

LG: Dexter Charles, So., 6-4, 289

C: Mike Criste, Jr., 6-5, 306

RG: Colin Tanigawa, Jr., 6-3, 275

RT: Micah Hatchie, Jr., 6-5, 305

WR: Kasen Williams, Jr., 6-2, 212

WR: Kevin Smith, 5-11, 214

WR: John Ross, Fr., 5-11, 173

No. 1 defense

DE: Hau’oli Kikaha, Jr., 6-3, 250

DT: Evan Hudson, Jr., 6-5, 277

NT: Danny Shelton, Jr., 6-1, 327

RE: Cory Littleton, So., 6-3, 230

LB: Princeton Fuimaono, 6-1, 217 — OR — Travis Feeney, So., 6-4, 224

LB: John Timu, Jr., 6-1, 235

LB: Shaq Thompson, So., 6-2, 225

CB: Marcus Peters, So., 5-11, 193

CB: Greg Ducre, Sr., 5-10, 178

SS: Will Shamburger, Sr., 6-0, 192

FS: Sean Parker, Sr., 5-10, 195

Specialists:

PK: Travis Coons, Sr., 6-2, 199

P: Travis Coons — OR — Korey Durkee, So., 6-4, 221

KR: Kevin Smith, Sr., 5-11, 214 and John Ross, Fr., 5-11, 173

PR: John Ross OR Kasen Williams

LS: Ryan Masel, So., 6-0, 216

HLD: Korey Drupe

No. 2 offense:

QB: Cyler Miles, R-Fr., 6-4, 213/Jeff Lindquist, R-Fr., 6-3, 236

TB: Dwayne Washington, RFr., 6-1, 220/Jesse Callier, Jr., 5-10, 207/Deontae Cooper, Jr., 6-0, 201

FB: Derrick Brown, So., 6-2, 245

TE: Josh Perkins, So., 6-3, 224/Michael Hartvigson, Jr., 6-6, 257

LT: Jake Eldrenkamp, R-Fr., 6-5, 287

LG: Shane Brostek, So., 6-4, 278

C: Siosifa Tufunga, So., 6-2, 278

RG: James Atoe, 6-6, 349

RT: Ross Dolbec, So., 6-6, 310/Coleman Shelton, Fr., 6-5, 285

WR: DiAndre Campbell, Jr., 6-1, 202/Marvin Hall, So., 5-10, 182

WR: Damore’ea Stringfellow, Fr., 6-3, 225/Antavius Sims, Sr., 6-0, 205

WR: Jaydon Mickens, So., 5-10, 170/Kendyl Taylor, RSo., 5-10, 200

No. 2 defense:

DE: Andrew Hudson, Jr., 6-3, 252/Joe Mathis, Fr., 6-4, 250

DT: Connor Cree, So., 6-4, 260 — OR — Jarett Finau, So., 6-2, 263

NT: Lawrence Lagafuaina, So., 6-0, 334 — OR — Sione Potoa’e, Sr., 6-2, 278

RE: Josh Shirley, Jr., 6-3, 232

LB: Feeney/Fuimaona

LB: Thomas Tutogi, Sr., 6-1, 249

LB: Jamaal Kearse, Jr., 6-1, 221 — OR — Scott Lawyer, So., 6-2, 227

CB: Cleveland Wallace, RFr., 5-11, 171/Jermaine Kelly, Fr., 6-2, 183

CB: Cleveland Wallace*/Tre Watson*

S: Tre Watson, Sr., 5-9, 186/Brandon Beaver, RFr., 5-11, 171

S: Trevor Walker, Fr., 5-11, 187 — OR — Kevin King, Fr., 6-2, 178

*listed as a backup at two positions

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