Central Michigan Chippewas Roster 2019 Chippewas Roster

Head Coach: John Bonamego        2017 Salary: $545,640        Offensive Coordinator: Chris Ostrowsky       Defensive Coordinator: Greg Colby         

Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Mount Pleasant        State: Michigan

Central Michigan has had a sustained run of success this decade, winning at least six games for six years in a row. The Chippewas have contended in a brutal division with Northern Illinois and Toledo, but have not reached the pinnacle of the division. This season, the Chippewas have the personnel to possibly take the next step.

Shane Morris has graduated after a long run as the starting quarterback. He will be replaced by the massive Tony Poljan who stands at 6’7” and is mobile to boot. While many of the top receivers are gone, Poljan will give enough of a different look to change the offense. Jonathan Ward returns at running back and the Chippewas will ride his talent as they feature more of a balanced attack. The weakness may be an undersized offensive line that may struggle to hold its own up front.

The Chippewas were a difficult team to pass against and in the pass heavy MAC, that is a good thing. The defense will go as far as their linebacking corps will take them. The Chippewas will have to bring the pressure because they have lost much of their secondary from last year’s exemplary passing defense. Central Michigan will need to sustain its opportunistic defense which forced turnovers last year.

At the same time, the Chippewas will become more of a ball control team this year as Morris was a turnover machine. The team will have a slightly different character, but the personnel should have it in contention one more time.

Name Pos
Tony Poljan T. Poljan QB
Tommy Lazzaro T. Lazzaro QB
Austin Hergott A. Hergott QB
Shane Morris S. Morris QB
Matt Krause M. Krause RB
Jay Roberson J. Roberson RB
Devon Spalding D. Spalding RB
Trent Grimes T. Grimes RB
Jerrod Davis J. Davis RB
Romello Ross R. Ross RB
Trevor Thomas T. Thomas RB
Chris Nelson C. Nelson RB
Jonathan Ward J. Ward RB
Kumehnnu Gwilly K. Gwilly RB
Mark Chapman M. Chapman WR
Eric Cooper E. Cooper WR
Brandon Childress B. Childress WR
Kalil Pimpleton K. Pimpleton WR
JaCorey Sullivan J. Sullivan WR
Jamil Sabbagh J. Sabbagh WR
Corey Willis C. Willis WR
Damon Terry D. Terry WR
Cameron Cole C. Cole WR
Drayton Law D. Law WR
Gervon Winn G. Winn WR
Bailey Edwards B. Edwards WR
Julian Hicks J. Hicks WR
Clay Walderzak C. Walderzak TE
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin TE
Jonathan Carson J. Carson TE
Zach Crouch Z. Crouch TE
Logan Hessbrook L. Hessbrook TE
Keegan Cossou K. Cossou TE
Hunter Buczkowski H. Buczkowski FB
Oakley Lavallii O. Lavallii FB
Xavier Crawford X. Crawford CB
Sean Adesanya S. Adesanya DL
Mitch Stanitzek M. Stanitzek DL
Joe Ostman J. Ostman DL
Nate Brisson-Fast N. Brisson-Fast DL
Leon Page L. Page DL
Michael Steinhauer M. Steinhauer DL
Dante Cleveland D. Cleveland DL
Donny Kyre D. Kyre DL
Alex Neering A. Neering DL
Shahid Bellamy S. Bellamy DL
Josh Eldridge J. Eldridge DL
Marcus Griffin M. Griffin DL
Blake Brady B. Brady DL
D'Andre Dill D. Dill DL
Mike Danna M. Danna DL
Deshawn Baker-Williams D. Baker-Williams DL
Chris Kantzavelos C. Kantzavelos DL
Alonzo McCoy A. McCoy DB
Jakkar Jackson J. Jackson DB
Da'Quaun Jamison D. Jamison DB
Zach Oakley Z. Oakley DB
Joshua Cox J. Cox DB
Tee'ondre Harvey T. Harvey DB
Gage Kreski G. Kreski DB
Gary Jones G. Jones DB
Sean Bunting S. Bunting DB
Tyjuan Swain T. Swain DB
Otis Kearney O. Kearney DB
Ray Golden R. Golden DB
Marcel Ray M. Ray DB
Devonni Reed D. Reed DB
Norman Anderson N. Anderson DB
Darius Bracy D. Bracy DB
Brandon Brown B. Brown DB
Troy Brown T. Brown DB
Chris Mercer C. Mercer DB
Amari Coleman A. Coleman DB
Kaden Keon K. Keon K
Alex Briones A. Briones LB
Jeff Perry J. Perry LB
Michael Oliver M. Oliver LB
Carlos Clark C. Clark LB
George Douglas G. Douglas LB
Chuck Jones C. Jones LB
Steven Spenner S. Spenner LB
Trevor Conklin T. Conklin LB
Malik Fountain M. Fountain LB
Trevor Apsey T. Apsey LB
Bobby Banks B. Banks LB
Luke Idoni L. Idoni LS
Joe Komel J. Komel OL
Joe Austin J. Austin OL
Steve Eipper S. Eipper OL
Logan Slaughter L. Slaughter OL
J.P. Quinn J. Quinn OL
Shakir Carr S. Carr OL
Brandon Keen B. Keen OL
Derek Edwards D. Edwards OL
Austin Doan A. Doan OL
Andy Adado A. Adado OL
Matt Doan M. Doan OL
Derek Smith D. Smith OL
Nick Follmer N. Follmer OL
Erik Ditzhazy E. Ditzhazy OL
Jamezz Kimbrough J. Kimbrough OL
Jack Sheldon J. Sheldon P
Cooper Mojsiejenko C. Mojsiejenko P
Johnathan Berghorst J. Berghorst DT
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Tony Poljan T. Poljan QB 1 6' 7" 225
Tommy Lazzaro T. Lazzaro QB 7 6' 3" 225
Austin Hergott A. Hergott QB 16 6' 3" 220
Shane Morris S. Morris QB 11 6' 3" 225
Matt Krause M. Krause RB 6 5' 10" 205
Jay Roberson J. Roberson RB 23 6' 2" 215
Devon Spalding D. Spalding RB 25 5' 11" 205
Trent Grimes T. Grimes RB 26 6' 0" 195
Jerrod Davis J. Davis RB 28 5' 11" 195
Romello Ross R. Ross RB 3 5' 10" 200
Trevor Thomas T. Thomas RB 35 5' 11" 215
Chris Nelson C. Nelson RB 24 5' 10" 220
Jonathan Ward J. Ward RB 5 6' 0" 185
Kumehnnu Gwilly K. Gwilly RB 33 6' 2" 225
Mark Chapman M. Chapman WR 3 6' 0" 180
Eric Cooper E. Cooper WR 12 5' 11" 205
Brandon Childress B. Childress WR 18 6' 2" 195
Kalil Pimpleton K. Pimpleton WR 86 6' 1" 175
JaCorey Sullivan J. Sullivan WR 11 6' 1" 216
Jamil Sabbagh J. Sabbagh WR 4 5' 9" 200
Corey Willis C. Willis WR 8 5' 10" 175
Damon Terry D. Terry WR 9 6' 0" 200
Cameron Cole C. Cole WR 82 6' 0" 185
Drayton Law D. Law WR 80 6' 4" 194
Gervon Winn G. Winn WR 89 6' 1" 175
Bailey Edwards B. Edwards WR 84 6' 1" 185
Julian Hicks J. Hicks WR 2 6' 2" 170
Clay Walderzak C. Walderzak TE 78 6' 4" 270
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin TE 83 6' 4" 240
Jonathan Carson J. Carson TE 85 6' 3" 245
Zach Crouch Z. Crouch TE 86 6' 5" 240
Logan Hessbrook L. Hessbrook TE 87 6' 3" 235
Keegan Cossou K. Cossou TE 81 6' 5" 240
Hunter Buczkowski H. Buczkowski FB 44 6' 0" 240
Oakley Lavallii O. Lavallii FB 48 5' 11" 215
Xavier Crawford X. Crawford CB 5 6' 1" 190
Sean Adesanya S. Adesanya DL 47 6' 3" 250
Mitch Stanitzek M. Stanitzek DL 44 6' 4" 250
Joe Ostman J. Ostman DL 45 6' 3" 255
Nate Brisson-Fast N. Brisson-Fast DL 4 6' 5" 260
Leon Page L. Page DL 52 6' 3" 235
Michael Steinhauer M. Steinhauer DL 55 6' 3" 295
Dante Cleveland D. Cleveland DL 92 6' 2" 270
Donny Kyre D. Kyre DL 93 6' 2" 250
Alex Neering A. Neering DL 64 6' 6" 265
Shahid Bellamy S. Bellamy DL 97 6' 1" 305
Josh Eldridge J. Eldridge DL 99 6' 3" 260
Marcus Griffin M. Griffin DL 9 6' 3" 305
Blake Brady B. Brady DL 54 6' 3" 240
D'Andre Dill D. Dill DL 95 6' 1" 310
Mike Danna M. Danna DL 7 6' 2" 250
Deshawn Baker-Williams D. Baker-Williams DL 91 6' 4" 305
Chris Kantzavelos C. Kantzavelos DL 90 6' 3" 260
Alonzo McCoy A. McCoy DB 1 5' 11" 185
Jakkar Jackson J. Jackson DB 2 5' 10" 190
Da'Quaun Jamison D. Jamison DB 6 6' 0" 190
Zach Oakley Z. Oakley DB 10 6' 1" 205
Joshua Cox J. Cox DB 14 5' 11" 190
Tee'ondre Harvey T. Harvey DB 15 6' 0" 165
Gage Kreski G. Kreski DB 20 6' 1" 195
Gary Jones G. Jones DB 22 6' 2" 215
Sean Bunting S. Bunting DB 3 6' 1" 180
Tyjuan Swain T. Swain DB 36 6' 0" 190
Otis Kearney O. Kearney DB 37 6' 0" 195
Ray Golden R. Golden DB 38 6' 1" 180
Marcel Ray M. Ray DB 12 6' 0" 185
Devonni Reed D. Reed DB 5 6' 0" 180
Norman Anderson N. Anderson DB 16 6' 0" 175
Darius Bracy D. Bracy DB 18 5' 10" 177
Brandon Brown B. Brown DB 27 5' 10" 178
Troy Brown T. Brown DB 29 6' 0" 188
Chris Mercer C. Mercer DB 33 6' 1" 195
Amari Coleman A. Coleman DB 7 5' 11" 188
Kaden Keon K. Keon K 13 5' 9" 180
Alex Briones A. Briones LB 17 6' 2" 240
Jeff Perry J. Perry LB 32 6' 2" 225
Michael Oliver M. Oliver LB 39 5' 11" 235
Carlos Clark C. Clark LB 43 6' 0" 235
George Douglas G. Douglas LB 30 6' 1" 200
Chuck Jones C. Jones LB 31 5' 11" 215
Steven Spenner S. Spenner LB 40 6' 2" 217
Trevor Conklin T. Conklin LB 83 5' 11" 220
Malik Fountain M. Fountain LB 8 6' 2" 230
Trevor Apsey T. Apsey LB 11 6' 0" 215
Bobby Banks B. Banks LB 19 5' 11" 215
Luke Idoni L. Idoni LS 49 6' 1" 220
Joe Komel J. Komel OL 58 6' 4" 300
Joe Austin J. Austin OL 59 6' 6" 290
Steve Eipper S. Eipper OL 60 6' 4" 285
Logan Slaughter L. Slaughter OL 66 6' 3" 290
J.P. Quinn J. Quinn OL 67 6' 4" 300
Shakir Carr S. Carr OL 70 6' 4" 320
Brandon Keen B. Keen OL 73 6' 6" 285
Derek Edwards D. Edwards OL 74 6' 5" 300
Austin Doan A. Doan OL 79 6' 4" 300
Andy Adado A. Adado OL 77 6' 3" 275
Matt Doan M. Doan OL 72 6' 1" 295
Derek Smith D. Smith OL 56 6' 5" 280
Nick Follmer N. Follmer OL 79 6' 4" 276
Erik Ditzhazy E. Ditzhazy OL 68 6' 5" 273
Jamezz Kimbrough J. Kimbrough OL 50 6' 2" 247
Jack Sheldon J. Sheldon P 99 6' 1" 180
Cooper Mojsiejenko C. Mojsiejenko P 9 6' 4" 215
Johnathan Berghorst J. Berghorst DT 70 6' 2" 267