Ohio Bobcats Roster 2019 Bobcats Roster

Head Coach: Frank Solich        2017 Salary: $522,715        Offensive Coordinator: Tim Albin/Scott Isphording       Defensive Coordinator: Jimmy Burrow         

Stadium: Peden Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Athens        State: Ohio

The 2017 season was an exercise in “what could have been” for the Ohio Bobcats. Although Ohio posted a blowout win in its bowl game and finished second place in the Mid-American Conference, the Bobcats finished with disappointment at not having won their conference when the team itself was talented. But for a heartbreaking loss to Akron late in the season, the Bobcats would have been in position for a conference title.

Name Pos
Joey Duckworth J. Duckworth QB
Nathan Rourke N. Rourke QB
Quinton Maxwell Q. Maxwell QB
Wyatt Shallman W. Shallman RB
Papi White P. White RB
Maleek Irons M. Irons RB
Dorian Brown D. Brown RB
A.J. Ouellette A. Ouellette RB
Andrew Meyer A. Meyer WR
Tim Helton T. Helton WR
Keevon Harris K. Harris WR
Jerrid Marhefka J. Marhefka WR
Matt Seymour M. Seymour WR
Brendan Cope B. Cope WR
Bryan Long Jr. B. Long Jr. WR
DL Knock D. Knock WR
Dylan Wears D. Wears WR
Heath Wiseman H. Wiseman WR
Willie Cherry W. Cherry WR
Elijah Ball E. Ball WR
Cameron Odom C. Odom WR
Adam Luehrman A. Luehrman TE
Troy Mangen T. Mangen TE
Connor Brown C. Brown TE
Austin Conrad A. Conrad TE
Mason Morgan M. Morgan TE
Ryan Luehrman R. Luehrman TE
Kevin Robbins K. Robbins LB
Marcus Brunson M. Brunson LB
Quentin Poling Q. Poling LB
Eric Popp E. Popp LB
Dylan Conner D. Conner LB
Austin Clack A. Clack LB
Chad Moore C. Moore LB
Cody Grilliot C. Grilliot LB
Jacob Koons J. Koons LB
Evan Croutch E. Croutch LB
Jared Dorsa J. Dorsa LB
Griffin Hites G. Hites LB
Javon Hagan J. Hagan S
Tyler Tupa T. Tupa S
Kylan Nelson K. Nelson S
Grant Cunningham G. Cunningham S
Tyler Gullett T. Gullett S
Jarren Hampton J. Hampton S
Mayne Williams M. Williams S
London Miller L. Miller CB
Bradd Ellis B. Ellis CB
Jalen Fox J. Fox CB
Ilyaas Motley I. Motley CB
Xavior Motley X. Motley CB
Jeff Christian J. Christian CB
Andrew Vu A. Vu CB
Jaylen Morgan J. Morgan CB
Cameron Gunnels C. Gunnels CB
Keith Key K. Key DL
Andrew Payne A. Payne DL
Will Evans W. Evans DL
Tony Porter T. Porter DL
Taeshon Trotter T. Trotter DL
Marshal Davis M. Davis DL
Brian Arp B. Arp DL
Kyle Kuhar K. Kuhar DL
Trent Smart T. Smart DL
Cleon Aloese C. Aloese DL
Amir Miller A. Miller DL
Kent Berger K. Berger DL
Chukwudi Chukwu C. Chukwu DL
Andrew Cree II A. C. II DL
Jake Hale J. Hale LS
Louie Zervos L. Zervos K
Michael Farkas M. Farkas K
Austen Pleasants A. Pleasants OL
Joe Anderson J. Anderson OL
Joe Lowery J. Lowery OL
Felipe Fernandez F. Fernandez OL
Nick Sink N. Sink OL
Jared McCray J. McCray OL
Jake Pruehs J. Pruehs OL
Durrell Wood D. Wood OL
Adam Notestine A. Notestine OL
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Joey Duckworth J. Duckworth QB 10 6' 3" 216
Nathan Rourke N. Rourke QB 12 6' 2" 208
Quinton Maxwell Q. Maxwell QB 7 6' 3" 229
Wyatt Shallman W. Shallman RB 91 6' 3" 266
Papi White P. White RB 4 5' 9" 177
Maleek Irons M. Irons RB 21 6' 1" 229
Dorian Brown D. Brown RB 28 5' 11" 208
A.J. Ouellette A. Ouellette RB 45 5' 10" 209
Andrew Meyer A. Meyer WR 9 6' 0" 188
Tim Helton T. Helton WR 17 6' 2" 198
Keevon Harris K. Harris WR 18 6' 3" 208
Jerrid Marhefka J. Marhefka WR 80 6' 0" 191
Matt Seymour M. Seymour WR 81 6' 2" 190
Brendan Cope B. Cope WR 85 6' 2" 198
Bryan Long Jr. B. Long Jr. WR 87 5' 8" 179
DL Knock D. Knock WR 19 5' 8" 194
Dylan Wears D. Wears WR 26 5' 9" 196
Heath Wiseman H. Wiseman WR 89 5' 9" 172
Willie Cherry W. Cherry WR 11 6' 1" 207
Elijah Ball E. Ball WR 8 6' 2" 195
Cameron Odom C. Odom WR 3 6' 1" 188
Adam Luehrman A. Luehrman TE 44 6' 5" 245
Troy Mangen T. Mangen TE 82 6' 6" 256
Connor Brown C. Brown TE 83 6' 6" 263
Austin Conrad A. Conrad TE 84 6' 2" 255
Mason Morgan M. Morgan TE 86 6' 7" 253
Ryan Luehrman R. Luehrman TE 88 6' 5" 240
Kevin Robbins K. Robbins LB 96 6' 4" 250
Marcus Brunson M. Brunson LB 15 5' 11" 205
Quentin Poling Q. Poling LB 32 6' 0" 235
Eric Popp E. Popp LB 34 6' 0" 233
Dylan Conner D. Conner LB 35 6' 0" 215
Austin Clack A. Clack LB 36 5' 11" 225
Chad Moore C. Moore LB 38 6' 0" 222
Cody Grilliot C. Grilliot LB 40 6' 1" 229
Jacob Koons J. Koons LB 46 6' 2" 211
Evan Croutch E. Croutch LB 47 6' 1" 226
Jared Dorsa J. Dorsa LB 49 6' 2" 230
Griffin Hites G. Hites LB 53 5' 11" 204
Javon Hagan J. Hagan S 7 6' 1" 210
Tyler Tupa T. Tupa S 20 6' 0" 196
Kylan Nelson K. Nelson S 23 5' 11" 196
Grant Cunningham G. Cunningham S 31 6' 0" 205
Tyler Gullett T. Gullett S 25 6' 2" 218
Jarren Hampton J. Hampton S 12 5' 11" 190
Mayne Williams M. Williams S 2 6' 0" 194
London Miller L. Miller CB 13 6' 0" 194
Bradd Ellis B. Ellis CB 3 5' 10" 177
Jalen Fox J. Fox CB 21 6' 0" 190
Ilyaas Motley I. Motley CB 41 6' 0" 175
Xavior Motley X. Motley CB 42 6' 0" 170
Jeff Christian J. Christian CB 28 5' 10" 190
Andrew Vu A. Vu CB 36 5' 6" 166
Jaylen Morgan J. Morgan CB 37 5' 10" 170
Cameron Gunnels C. Gunnels CB 14 6' 0" 183
Keith Key K. Key DL 19 6' 3" 242
Andrew Payne A. Payne DL 48 6' 2" 278
Will Evans W. Evans DL 51 6' 2" 250
Tony Porter T. Porter DL 54 6' 1" 278
Taeshon Trotter T. Trotter DL 55 6' 6" 296
Marshal Davis M. Davis DL 58 5' 11" 308
Brian Arp B. Arp DL 99 6' 3" 298
Kyle Kuhar K. Kuhar DL 79 6' 4" 293
Trent Smart T. Smart DL 90 6' 4" 260
Cleon Aloese C. Aloese DL 92 6' 0" 295
Amir Miller A. Miller DL 95 6' 5" 258
Kent Berger K. Berger DL 97 6' 4" 280
Chukwudi Chukwu C. Chukwu DL 98 6' 1" 258
Andrew Cree II A. C. II DL 94 6' 2" 226
Jake Hale J. Hale LS 30 6' 2" 236
Louie Zervos L. Zervos K 2 5' 9" 179
Michael Farkas M. Farkas K 5 6' 4" 195
Austen Pleasants A. Pleasants OL 60 6' 8" 306
Joe Anderson J. Anderson OL 63 6' 6" 335
Joe Lowery J. Lowery OL 65 6' 7" 310
Felipe Fernandez F. Fernandez OL 68 6' 4" 305
Nick Sink N. Sink OL 70 6' 3" 317
Jared McCray J. McCray OL 74 6' 5" 340
Jake Pruehs J. Pruehs OL 52 6' 1" 316
Durrell Wood D. Wood OL 57 6' 3" 297
Adam Notestine A. Notestine OL 77 6' 3" 314

The 2018 version of the Bobcats appear poised to compete for a MAC title yet again. Offensive firepower is not an issue for Ohio this season as most of the offense returns, including quarterback Nathan Rourke, who ascended to the starting spot in the second week and never yielded it. The offense is a veteran unit that eclipsed 500 points last year, including a game against Massachusetts where it put up 58 points. The Bobcats will once again feature a balanced attack equally effective on the ground and in the air. The elements of Ohio’s punishing running attack all return.

The Bobcats will have to cope with turnover on the defensive side of the ball as only four starters return to the unit. Last season, Ohio had great success in stopping the run. However, with the entire starting defensive line from 2017 having graduated, the Bobcats will be hard pressed to repeat that performance. Ohio has two tough early season contests on the road against Cincinnati and Virginia before it beings its conference schedule. The key for the Bobcats is avoiding the late season letdown that has plagued it for the past several seasons. All three of Ohio’s MAC losses last season were by a touchdown or less. If Ohio can put together a consistent effort in conference play, it could win its first MAC title under Coach Frank Solich.