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See Boise State’s depth chart for Saturday’s opener against Troy

Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (38) participates in defensive drills during the final scrimmage and Fan Appreciation Day held at Alberstons Stadium in Boise. Saturday August, 26, 2017.
Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (38) participates in defensive drills during the final scrimmage and Fan Appreciation Day held at Alberstons Stadium in Boise. Saturday August, 26, 2017. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

The Boise State football team’s first depth chart of the 2017 regular season was released Sunday, and remains mostly unchanged from the pre-fall camp depth chart.

Perhaps the most notable change is sophomore running back Alexander Mattison and senior Ryan Wolpin are listed as co-starters. Mattison has missed two weeks of practice, but coach Bryan Harsin hopes he can practice fully next week. Sophomore cornerback Reid Harrison-Ducros and junior Michael Young have an “OR” between them atop the boundary spot opposite junior Tyler Horton.

A notable position to watch: linebacker. Behind starters Leighton Vander Esch and Tyson Maeva at weakside and middle are a pair of walk-ons who have yet to play a game in their careers (Bruno DeRose and Benton Wickersham). Only three seniors are listed on defense in strongside linebacker Gabe Perez, defensive tackle Daniel Auelua and safety Cameron Hartsfield.

Boise State faces Troy at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Albertsons Stadium on ESPNU.

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Offense

QUARTERBACK

4 Brett Rypien, 6-2, 208, Jr.

3 Montell Cozart, 6-1, 205, Sr.

10 Chase Cord, 6-2, 196, Fr.

RUNNING BACK

22 Alexander Mattison, 5-11, 214, So. OR

21 Ryan Wolpin, 5-8, 195, Sr.

34 Robert Mahone, 5-10, 211, RFr.

WIDE RECEIVER (X)

1 Cedrick Wilson, 6-3, 188, Sr.

9 Bryan Jefferson, 5-11, 193, So.

17 Austin Cottrell, 6-2, 203, Sr.

WIDE RECEIVER (H)

7 A.J. Richardson, 6-0, 209, Jr.

81 Akilian Butler, 5-10, 193, Jr.

WIDE RECEIVER (Z)

8 Sean Modster, 5-11, 196, Jr.

81 Akilian Butler, 5-10, 193, Jr.

TIGHT END

88 Jake Roh, 6-3, 227, Sr.

87 Alec Dhaenens, 6-3, 246, Sr.

86 Chase Blakley, 6-4, 233, Jr.

85 John Bates, 6-6, 253, RFr.

47 Matt Pistone, 6-3, 247, So.

LEFT TACKLE

76 Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 296, RFr.

66 Isiah Moore, 6-4, 275, Jr.

LEFT GUARD

67 Garrett Larson, 6-4, 295, So.

52 Andrew Tercek, 6-1, 278, Sr.

CENTER

59 Mason Hampton, 6-3, 295, Sr.

71 Donte Harrington, 6-2, 298, RFr.

RIGHT GUARD

77 John Molchon, 6-5, 313, So.

79 Eric Quevedo, 6-4, 304, So.

RIGHT TACKLE

74 Archie Lewis, 6-3, 299, Sr.

78 Andres Preciado, 6-6, 292, Jr.

Defense

DEFENSIVE END

91 Durrant Miles, 6-5, 253, Jr.

93 Chase Hatada, 6-3, 267, So. OR

45 Kayode Rufai, 6-4, 254, RFr.

NOSE TACKLE

98 Sonatane Lui, 6-1, 305, So.

57 Emmanuel Fesili, 6-2, 302, So.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

55 David Moa, 6-3, 271, Jr.

90 Daniel Auelua, 6-2, 298, Sr.

STUD END

53 Sam Whitney, 6-2, 231, So.

8 Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 243, Jr. OR

99 Curtis Weaver, 6-3, 252, RFr.

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER

38 Leighton Vander Esch, 6-4, 240, Jr.

48 Bruno DeRose, 5-11, 216, RFr.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

58 Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 214, So.

25 Benton Wickersham, 6-2, 231, RFr.

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER

33 Gabe Perez, 6-4, 246, Sr.

9 Desmond Williams, 5-11, 201, RFr. OR

26 Avery Williams, 5-9, 194, RFr.

FIELD CORNERBACK

14 Tyler Horton, 5-11, 188, Jr.

15 Jalen Walker, 6-0, 172, RFr.

BOUNDARY CORNERBACK

27 Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-10, 180, So. OR

6 Michael Young, 6-0, 211, Jr.

FIELD SAFETY

4 DeAndre Pierce, 5-11, 174, So.

32 Jordan Happle, 5-11, 198, RFr.

BOUNDARY SAFETY

10 Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2, 199, So.

37 Cameron Hartsfield, 5-10, 197, Sr.

Special teams

KICKER

46 Joel Velazquez, 6-0, 228, RFr.

41 Haden Hoggarth, 6-0, 198, Jr.

PUNTER

46 Joel Velazquez, 6-0, 228, RFr.

49 Quinn Skillin, 6-4, 185, Jr.

SNAPPERS

89 Brock Barr, 6-3, 204, Sr.

50 Nicholai Pittman, 5-11, 230, So.

HOLDER

27 Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-10, 180, So. OR

1 Cedrick Wilson, 6-3, 189, Sr.

KICK RETURNER

1 Cedrick Wilson, 6-3, 188, Sr.

26 Avery Williams, 5-9, 194, RFr.

PUNT RETURNER

1 Cedrick Wilson, 6-3, 188, Sr.

26 Avery Williams, 5-9, 194, RFr.

4 DeAndre Pierce, 5-11, 174, So.

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