Previewing No. 9 Notre Dame at Florida State Sunday

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly talks to his players at football practice Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish open their 2021 season at Florida State Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

No. 9 Notre Dame at Florida State

♦ Kickoff: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

♦ Where: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium (79,560)

♦ TV: ABC

♦ Radio: WSBT (960 AM), WNSN (101.5 FM)

♦ Line: Notre Dame by 7.5

Irish items

♦ Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly is just three wins away from tying Knute Rockne for most wins all-time by a Notre Dame coach with 105.

♦ Since the start of 2018, Notre Dame is 33-5 (.868). That rate ranks fourth among all teams who have made an appearance in the College Football Playoff since its inception in 2014. Among those teams, Notre Dame is one of just four teams that have totaled five or fewer losses (Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State) since the start of 2018.

♦ Notre Dame is 108-17-5 (.850) in season openers, with victories in 28 of the last 34 lid-lifters. The Irish are 25-5-2 in true road games to open the season.

♦ Notre Dame has seven team captains for the season. They include Avery Davis, Kyle Hamilton, Kurt Hinish, Jarrett Patterson, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Drew White and Kyren Williams. 

♦ Sunday's game at Florida State will be broadcast nationally on ABC with Joe Tessitore on play-by-play, Greg McElroy as analyst and Katie George on the sideline.

♦ This will be the 11th meeting between Florida State and Notre Dame with the Seminoles holding a 6-4 advantage. The Irish won the last meeting in 2020 at Notre Dame Stadium, 42-26.

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Florida State Seminoles mascots Osceola and Renegade perform before a game against Miami at Doak Campbell Stadium in 2019. Florida State hosts Notre Dame in the 2021 season-opener for both teams Sunday, Sept. 5.

Two-deep depth charts

FLORIDA STATE

OFFENSE

Quarterback

13 Jordan Travis | 6-1, 201 | Jr.

(Or) 10 McKenzie Milton | 5-11, 189 | Gr.

Running back

0 Jashaun Corbin | 6-0, 221 | Jr.

8 Treshaun Ward | 5-10, 192 | Soph.

Tailback

9 Lawrance Toafili | 6-0, 185 | Soph.

22 Ja'Khi Douglas | 5-9, 198 | Soph.

Wide receiver

6 Keyshawn Helton | 5-9, 175, Sr.

21 Darion Williamson | 6-3, 200 | Soph.

Wide receiver 

80 Ontaria Wilson | 6-0, 175 | Sr.

81 Joshua Burrell | 6-2, 224 | Fr.

Tight end

87 Camren McDonald | 6-4, 242 | Sr.

4 Jordan Wilson | 6-4, 265 | Gr.

Left tackle

52 Robert Scott, Jr. | 6-5, 312 | Soph.

70 Lloyd Willis | 6-7, 327 | Soph.

Left guard

75 Dillan Gibbons | 6-5, 321 | Sr.

55 Dontae Lucas | 6-3, 335 | Jr.

Center

53 Maurice Smith | 6-3, 280 | Soph.

51 Baveon Johnson | 6-3, 313 | Gr.

Right guard

58 Devontay Love-Taylor | 6-4, 323 | Gr.

51 Baveon Johnson | 6-3, 313 | Gr.

Right tackle

76 Darius Washington | 6-4, 294 | Soph.

59 Brady Scott | 6-6, 322 | Sr.

DEFENSE

Defensive end

11 Jermaine Johnson II | 6-5, 262 | Gr.

30 Quashon Fuller | 6-3, 265 | Soph.

Defensive tackle

6 Dennis Briggs Jr. | 6-4, 278 | Jr.

48 Jarrett Jackson | 6-6, 308 | Jr.

Nose tackle

0 Fabien Lovett | 6-4, 210 | Jr.

(Or) 91 Robert Cooper | 6-2, 338 | Sr. 

Fox

4 Keir Thomas | 6-2, 272 | Gr.

14 Marcus Cushnie | 6-2, 250 | Sr.

Stud

33 Amari Gainer | 6-3, 237 | Jr.

24 Jadarius Green-McKnight | 5-11, 218 | Soph.

Linebacker

20 Kalen DeLoach | 6-1, 220 | Jr.

53 Cortez Andrews | 6-1, 245 | So.

Linebacker

46 DJ Lundy | 6-1, 255 | Soph.

Nick

10 Jammie Robinson | 5-11, 193 | Jr.

26 Kevin Knowles II | 5-11, 184 | Fr.

Cornerback

18 Travis Jay | 6-2, 203 | Soph.

(Or) 7 Jarrian Jones | 6-0, 192 | Jr.

Buck

5 Brendan Gant | 6-2, 208 | Jr.

23 Sidney Williams | 6-1, 201 | Soph.

Free safety 

27 Akeem Dent | 6-1, 203 | Jr.

8 Renardo Green | 6-0, 189 | Jr.

Cornerback

3 Jarvis Brownlee Jr. | 5-11, 181 | Soph.

9 Meiko Dotson | 5-11, 197 | Gr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Place kicker

88 Ryan Fitzgerald | 6-1, 201 | Soph.

37 Parker Grothaus | 6-2, 224 | Sr.

Punter

21 Alex Mastromanno | 6-1, 207 | Soph.

98 Zane Smith | 6-0, 227 | Fr.

Snapper

49 James Rosenberry Jr. | 6-0, 226 | Jr.

(Or) 42 Garrett Murray | 6-0, 230 | Jr.

Holder

21 Alex Mastromanno | 6-1, 207 | Soph.

15 Gino English | 6-1, 194 | Soph. 

Kickoffs

37 Parker Grothaus | 6-2, 224 | Sr.

88 Ryan Fitzgerald | 6-1, 201 | Soph.

Kick returns

18 Travis Jay | 6-2, 203 | Soph.

(Or) 16 Corey Wren | 5-10, 187 | Soph.

Punt returns

18 Travis Jay | 6-2, 203 | Soph.

6 Keshawn Helton | 5-9, 175 | Sr.

NOTRE DAME

OFFENSE

Quarterback

17 Jack Coan | 6-3, 223 | Graduate 

10 Drew Pyne | 6-0, 200 | Sophomore 

Running back

23 Kyren Williams | 5-9, 199 | Junior 

25 Chris Tyree | 5-10, 190 | Sophomore 

Field receiver

0 Braden Lenzy | 5-11, 182 | Senior 

21 Lorenzo Styles Jr. | 6-1, 195 | Freshman 

Slot receiver 

3 Avery Davis | 5-11, 202 | Graduate 

13 Lawrence Keys III | 5-10, 176 | Senior  

Boundary receiver

4 Kevin Austin Jr. | 6-2, 215 | Senior 

5 Joe Wilkins Jr. | 6-2, 195 | Senior 

Tight end

87 Michael Mayer | 6-5, 251 | Sophomore 

85 George Takacs | 6-6, 247 | Senior

Left tackle

54 Blake Fisher | 6-6, 335 | Freshman 

68 Michael Carmody | 6-6, 290 | Sophomore  

Left guard

52 Zeke Correll | 6-3, 295 | Junior 

50 Rocco Spindler | 6-5, 300 | Freshman 

Center

55 Jarrett Patterson | 6-5, 307 | Senior 

73 Andrew Kristofic | 6-5, 295 | Junior  

Right guard 

62 Cain Madden | 6-3, 310 | Graduate 

56 John Dirksen | 6-5, 306 | Senior  

Right tackle

75 Josh Lugg | 6-7, 305 | Graduate 

79 Tosh Baker | 6-8, 307 | Sophomore 

DEFENSE

Vyper defensive end

7 Isaiah Foskey | 6-5, 260 | Junior 

9 Justin Ademilola | 6-2, 255 | Senior 

Defensive tackle

57 Jayson Ademilola | 6-3, 280 | Senior 

99 Rylie Mills | 6-5, 283 | Sophomore 

Nose guard

41 Kurt Hinish | 6-2, 300 | Graduate 

56 Howard Cross III | 6-1, 275 | Junior 

Big defensive end

95 Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa | 6-3, 268 | Graduate

31 NaNa Osafo-Mensah | 6-3, 250 | Junior 

Mike linebacker

40 Drew White | 6-0, 228 | Graduate 

52 Bo Bauer | 6-3, 233 | Senior 

Will linebacker

27 JD Bertrand | 6-1, 230 | Junior 

33 Shayne Simon | 6-3, 233 | Senior 

Rover linebacker

24 Jack Kiser | 6-2, 224 | Junior

10 Isaiah Pryor | 6-2, 217 | Graduate

Boundary cornerback  

5 Cam Hart | 6-3, 205 | Junior 

11 Ramon Henderson | 6-1, 190 | Sophomore 

Field cornerback

6 Clarence Lewis | 6-0, 193 | Sophomore 

28 TaRiq Bracy | 5-10, 177 | Senior 

Free safety 

14 Kyle Hamilton | 6-4, 220 | Junior 

2 DJ Brown | 6-0, 200 | Senior 

Strong safety

3 Houston Griffith | 6-0, 202 | Senior 

2 DJ Brown | 6-0, 200 | Senior 

Nickelback

28 TaRiq Bracy | 5-10, 177 | Senior 

16 KJ Wallace | 5-10, 185 | Junior 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Place-kicker

39 Jonathan Doerer | 6-3, 197 | Graduate 

91 Josh Bryan | 6-0, 183 | Freshman

Punter

19 Jay Bramblett | 6-2, 197 | Junior 

39 Jonathan Doerer | 6-3, 197 | Graduate 

Long snapper 

65 Michael Vinson | 6-2, 230 | Senior 

44 Alex Peitsch | 6-1, 210 | Sophomore 

Holder

19 Jay Bramblett | 6-2, 197 | Junior 

30 Jake Rittman | 6-3, 210 | Senior

Kickoffs

39 Jonathan Doerer | 6-3, 197 | Graduate 

91 Josh Bryan | 6-0, 183 | Freshman 

Kick returner

25 Chris Tyree | 5-10, 190 | Sophomore 

29 Matt Salerno | 6-1, 199 | Senior 

Punt returner

29 Matt Salerno | 6-1, 199 | Senior 

13 Lawrence Keys III | 5-10, 176 | Senior