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Defense: Boise State depth chart vs Miami (OH)

The Boise State football team released their depth chart for the Miami (OH) game on Monday.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Demarcus Lawrence and redshirt freshman Sam Ukwuachu are both listed as the starting defense ends. Prior to the Michigan State game, both spots at the “OR” designation. Now it appears sophomore Tyler Horn will back up Lawrence, while sophomore Beau Martin will relieve Ukwuachu.

In the secondary, senior Jerrell Gavins in once against listed atop the depth chart at corner, however, sophomore Bryan Douglas was given the start against the Spartans.

Overall, head coach Chris Petersen said he was pleased with the effort this group gave in the season-opener against the Spartans. But during the bye week, coach Petersen added they spent a lot of time focusing on fundamentals, primarily when it comes to tacking.

Defensive End
8 - Demarcus Lawrence, R-Sophomore, 6-3, 242
69 - Tyler Horn, R-Sophomore, 6-5, 265

Defensive Tackle
43 - Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, R-Junior, 6-3, 296
95 - Darren Koontz, R-Senior, 6-3, 274

Nose Tackle
99 - Mike Atkinson, R-Senior, 6-0, 306
91 - Greg Grimes, R-Senior, 6-0, 293

Defensive End
82 - Sam Ukwuachu, R-Freshman, 6-4, 222
53 - Beau Martin, R-Sophomore, 6-2, 250

Middle Linebacker
33 - Tommy Smith, R-Senior, 6-1, 238
13 - Blake Renaud, Sophomore, 6-2, 239

Weak-Side Linebacker
48 - J.C. Percy, R-Senior, 6-0, 227
36 - Tyler Gray, Freshman, 6-4, 227

Strong Safety
10 - Jeremy Ioane, R-Sophomore, 5-10, 197
24 - Hazen Moss, R-Senior, 6-0, 201

Free Safety
29 - Lee Hightower, Sophomore, 6-2, 192
35 - Darian Thompson, R-Freshman, 6-1, 197

Nickel
6 - Dextrell Simmons, R-Senior, 5-11, 200 —OR—
38 - Corey Bell, Sophomore, 5-11, 206 —OR—
32 - Jonathan Brown, R-Junior, 5-10, 211

Cornerback
5 - Jamar Taylor, R-Senior, 5-11, 196
37 - Ebo Makinde, R-Junior, 5-10, 181

Cornerback
4 - Jerrell Gavins, R-Senior, 5-9, 169
1 - Bryan Douglas, R-Sophomore, 5-9, 166

> Starters in bold

— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)