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Southern Miss depth chart: McCorvey climbs to top

Southern Miss defensive lineman Jerry McCorvey attempts to tackle Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt on Aug. 31, 2013, in Hattiesburg. McCorvey, a Vancleave native, has battled through injuries and appears set to make an impact on the USM defensive line this year.
Southern Miss defensive lineman Jerry McCorvey attempts to tackle Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt on Aug. 31, 2013, in Hattiesburg. McCorvey, a Vancleave native, has battled through injuries and appears set to make an impact on the USM defensive line this year. Associated Press

Vancleave product Jerry McCorvey is listed as first string at defensive tackle on the first official Southern Miss football depth chart of the 2016 season.

McCorvey's rise on the depth chart was one of the slight surprises to come with the release of the depth chart prior to Saturday's season opener at Kentucky.

The 6-foot-3, 276-pound McCorvey sat out all last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, but he took advantage of a fresh start under the new staff during fall camp. The redshirt senior is listed one spot ahead of redshirt junior Rod Crayton, who is 6-foot-1, 287 pounds.

For a full story on McCorvey’s recent resurgence, click here.

Senior Dylan Bradley is set to start at the other defensive tackle with sophomore LaDarius Harris serving as his backup.

As expected, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC product Elijah Parker, a senior, will start at the strongside linebacker spot.

Gulfport native Stephen Brauchle held onto his job as the returning starter at place kicker. He made 11 of 14 field goal tries a year ago.

One surprise on the depth chart is that senior Brandon Farmer, a Harrison Central product, is listed second string behind Oliver Bates at left guard.

OFFENSE

WR 88 ISAIAH JONES 6-4, 195, Jr.

18 Korey Robertson 6-1, 210, RSo.

WR 15 ALLENZAE STAGGERS 6-1, 190, Jr.

1 Tyre’oune Holmes 5-11, 170, RJr.

LT 69 WIL FREEMAN -or- 6-6, 295, RSr.

77 JACOB FLEMING 6-4, 302, Sr.

LG 75 OLIVER BATES 6-2, 295, RSr.

68 Brandon Farmer 6-3, 308, RSr.

C 70 CAMERON TOM 6-4, 287, Sr.

52 Tyler Stutzman 6-4, 275, RJr.

RG 78 DEVIN FARRIOR 6-4, 304, RJr.

79 Drake Dorbeck 6-6, 320, RFr.

RT 76 TY POLLARD 6-6, 315, RFr.

74 Jerry Harris 6-3, 302, RJr.

WR 5 D.J. THOMPSON 6-3, 200, RSr.

6 Marquise Ricard 6-2, 192, RJr.

TE 11 JULIAN ALLEN 6-3, 234, RJr.

22 Jay’Shawn Washington 6-1, 240, RSo.

QB 9 NICK MULLENS 6-1, 207, Sr.

3 Parker Adamson 6-4, 214, RJr. OR

2 Keon Howard 6-1, 205, Fr.

RB 25 ITO SMITH 5-9, 195, Jr.

24 George Payne 6-0, 207, RJr.

DEFENSE

DE 32 XAVIER THIGPEN 6-5, 240, RJr.

45 Derrick Dixon 6-3, 240, RJr.

NT 94 DYLAN BRADLEY 6-1, 265, Sr.

43 LaDarius Harris 6-1, 280, Soph.

DT 38 JERRY McCORVEY 6-3, 250, RSr.

90 Rod Crayton 6-1, 287, RJr.

WOLF 22 DARIAN YANCEY -or- 6-1, 250, RSo.

85 JA’BOREE POOLE 6-2, 250, Sr.

MLB 40 C.J. PERRY 6-0, 233, Sr.

26 Jeremy Sangster 6-0, 233, RSo.

SLB 16 ELIJAH PARKER 6-2, 220, Sr.

37 Sherrod Ruff 5-10, 215, Jr.

NICKEL 13 PICASSO NELSON, JR. 5-10, 195, Jr.

25 Justin Abston 5-11, 182, RJr.

CB 3 CORNELL ARMSTRONG 5-11, 180, Jr.

20 Devontre Parnell 5-11, 175, Sr.

ROVER 15 DEVONTA FOSTER 6-0, 190, Sr.

8 Deshadrick Truly 6-0, 195, Sr.

FS 12 D’NERIUS ANTOINE 6-0, 215, Sr.

18 Tarvarius Moore 6-2, 190, Jr.

CB 2 TRAE COLLINS 5-11, 184, RJr.

19 Curtis Mikell 5-8, 170, Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K 28 STEPHEN BRAUCHLE 6-1, 205, RSr.

21 Parker Shaunfi eld 6-0, 170, RSo.

P 82 TYLER SARRAZIN 6-3, 204, Sr.

29 Zac Everett 6-1, 190, Fr.

DS 47 CODY BLOCK 6-0, 215, RJr.

59 Austin Keel 5-9, 194, RSo.

H 82 TYLER SARRAZIN -or- 6-3, 204, Sr.

3 PARKER ADAMSON 6-4, 214, RJr.

KR 19 CURTIS MIKELL 5-8, 170, Jr.

12 D’NERIUS ANTOINE 6-0, 215, Sr.

PR 15 ALLENZAE STAGGERS 6-1, 190, Jr.

12 D’Nerius Antoine 6-0, 215, Sr.

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