Alabama Football: Official week one depth chart released

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 05: Jalen Hurts /

Alabama football has a rep chart no more as Nick Saban released the first official depth chart of the 2017 season. Check out the two-deep here.

As always the first Alabama football depth chart of the season shows continued competition for multiple starting roles. In the past, multiple players would be listed with an ‘or’ separating them at a certain position. The latest Alabama football iteration uses a / mark rather than ‘or’ but it means the same.

On Monday’s released depth chart, there were 13 positions (including specialists) listed with a / mark in the first and second teams. A full breakdown is provided below. Let’s first review depth chart surprises.

Depth Chart Surprises

  • Josh Frazier is competing with Raekwon Davis at first team defensive end and also at second team nose guard with Johnny Dwight.
  • Isaiah Buggs is listed as second team defensive end behind Da’Shawn hand
  • True freshmen Dylan Moses (Will linebacker) and Christopher Allen (Jack linebacker) are listed as competing at second team with Keith Holcombe and Jamey Mosley, respectively.
  • Shyheim Carter is listed as second team cornerback behind Trevon Diggs and second team star behind Tony Brown.
  • Brandon Kennedy is listed as second team center
  • Deonte Brown is listed as third team right guard
  • Irv Smith is listed as first team at TE-H back
  • Placekicker and long snapper do not indicate starters at any of the three positions
  • Of the roughly 59 players listed in the two-deep, 11 are freshmen, including five who were not early enrollees.

Week One Depth Chart – Offense


First team: Jalen Hurts; Second team: Tua Tagolvailoa

Running Back

First team: Bo Scarborough/Damien Harris; Second team: Josh Jacobs/Najee Harris

Wide Receiver (Z)

First team: Calvin Ridley; Second team: Derek Kief/Henry Ruggs III

Wide Receiver (X)

First team: Robert Foster; Second team: Devonta Smith

Wide Receiver (H)

First team: Cam Sims/Jerry Jeudy; Second team: Xavian Marks

Left Tackle

First team: Jonah Williams; Second team: Alex Leatherwood

Left Guard

First team: Ross Piersbacher; Second team: Josh Casher/Dallas Warmack


First team: Bradley Bozeman; Second team: Brandon Kennedy

Right Guard

First team: Lester Cotton; Second team: J.C. Hassenauer; Third team: Deonte Brown

Right Tackle

First Team: Matt Womack/Jedrick Wills; Second team: Scott Lashley

Tight End

First team: Hale Hentges; Second team: Irv Smith

Tight End, H-Back

First team: Irv Smith; second team: Miller Forristall

Week One Depth Chart – Defense

Defensive End

First team: Da’Shawn Hand; Second team: Isaiah Buggs

Nose Guard

First team: Da’Ron Payne; Second team: Josh Frazier/Johnny Dwight

Defensive End

First team: Raekwon Davis/Josh Frazier; Second team: Quinnen Williams

Sam Linebacker

First team: Christian Miller; Second team: Terrell Lewis

Mike Linebacker

First team: Shaun Dion Hamilton; Second team: Mack Wilson

Will Linebacker

First team: Rashaan Evans; Second team: Keith Holcombe/Dylan Moses

Jack Linebacker

First team: Anfernee Jennings; Second team: Jamey Mosley/Christopher Allen

Right Cornerback

First team: Anthony Averett; Second team: Levi Wallace

Left Cornerback

First team: Trevon Diggs; Second team: Shyheim Carter

Strong Safety

First team: Minkah Fitzpatrick; Second team: Hootie Jones

Free Safety

First team: Ronnie Harrison; Second team: Deionte Thompson


First team: Tony Brown; Second team: Shyheim Carter

Note: The Alabama football sixth defensive back or hybrid linebacker position, Money was not designated.

Alabama football Specialists

Placekicker – Kickoff

First team: Andy Pappanastos/Joseph Bulovas; Second team: J.K. Scott


First team: J.K. Scott


First team: J.K. Scott


First team: Scott Meyer/Thomas Fletcher

Punt Returner

First team: Trevon Diggs; Second team: Xavian Marks/Henry Ruggs III

Kickoff Returner

First team: Trevon Diggs/Xavian Marks/Henry Ruggs III

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Overall the first depth chart of the fall had no major surprises. It is important to remember the defensive line positions frequently rotate. Defensive line players like Jamar King and LaBryan Ray, though not listed on the official depth chart could see playing time.