K-State football depth chart set for opening game

Two positions that were under scrutiny at Kansas State have been resolved -- at least for the moment.

Brock Unruh will play left guard and Brooks Rossman will handle placekicking duties, according to the first Wildcats’ football depth chart that was released Monday morning by the sports information office.

Coach Ron Prince, whose team opens at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at No. 18 Auburn on ESPN, was unsure last time he met with the media Aug. 18 about those two spots in particular, and wasn’t happy at all that they had not been cemented. They now have been addressed.

Junior college transfer Deon Murphy has won a spot at wide receiver and will be in on kickoff and punt returns.

Here’s a look at the other first team spots:


LT: Alesana Alesana

LG Brock Unruh

C Jordan Bedore

RG Gerard Spexarth

RT Nick Stringer

TE Jeron Mastrud

WR Jordy Nelson

WR Daniel Gonzalez

WR Deon Murphy

QB Josh Freeman

RB James Johnson


LE Michael Abana

NT Steven Cline

RE Rob Jackson

SLB Ian Campbell

MLB Justin Roland

MLB Reggie Walker

WLB Eric Childs

CB Justin McKinney

CB Ray Cheatham

FS Marcus Watts

SS Gary Chandler


PK Brooks Rossman

P Tim Reyer

KR Deon Murphy, Justin McKinney, Leon Patton

PR: Deon Murphy, Jordy Nelson