Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Roster 2019 Hilltoppers Roster

Head Coach: Mike Sanford Jr.        2017 Salary: $800,000        Offensive Coordinator: Junior Adams       Defensive Coordinator: Clayton White         

Stadium: Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Bowling Green        State: Kentucky

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are not used to experiencing losing seasons. 2017's 6-7 record was the first losing campaign in seven years. 2018 will tell if the Hilltoppers can simply reload or will have to rebuild the program. The weight of the evidence makes it seem that the latter may be more of the case.

Offense was where the Hilltoppers really regressed last season. The winning Western Kentucky teams were all known for their offensive prowess. In 2017, the Hilltoppers' offensive efficiency plummeted. Even worse, Western Kentucky will have to replace quarterback Mike White. Drew Eckels is the favorite to start at quarterback and he has the potential to be a dual threat weapon. Western Kentucky struggled badly running the ball last season and will look to Joshua Samuel to revitalize the running game. However, he will be running behind an inexperienced offensive line.

Western Kentucky failed to get any meaningful pressure on the quarterback last season. The defense faded down the stretch as a result of opposing quarterbacks' having plenty of time to throw. Even worse, the Hilltoppers have large losses in their front seven to replace. Still, Western Kentucky has a strong secondary returning this year.

The Hilltoppers have too many question marks on both sides of the ball to expect a return to the halcyon days of the program. The early season schedule is difficult and will be a tough challenge for a new quarterback. One more bad season may have second-year coach Mike Sanford on the ropes.

Name Pos
Mike White M. White QB
Steven Duncan S. Duncan QB
Davis Shanley D. Shanley QB
Drew Eckels D. Eckels QB
Marquez Trigg M. Trigg RB
D'Andre Ferby D. Ferby RB
Leon Allen L. Allen RB
Ben Holt B. Holt RB
Jakairi Moses J. Moses RB
Marcelis Logan M. Logan RB
Joshua Samuel J. Samuel RB
Xavier Lane X. Lane WR
Jahcour Pearson J. Pearson WR
Devin Nixon D. Nixon WR
Lucky Jackson L. Jackson WR
Will Bush W. Bush WR
Quin Jernighan Q. Jernighan WR
Kylen Towner K. Towner WR
Kameron Peeler K. Peeler WR
Jacquez Sloan J. Sloan WR
Nacarius Fant N. Fant WR
Kyle Fourtenbary K. Fourtenbary TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder TE
Nick True N. True TE
Justin Johnson J. Johnson TE
Steven Witchoskey S. Witchoskey TE
Kris Leach K. Leach TE
Mik'Quan Deane M. Deane TE
Jeremy Darvin J. Darvin DL
Jalen Madden J. Madden DL
Tanner Reeves T. Reeves DL
Evan Sayner E. Sayner DL
Dylan Ferguson D. Ferguson DL
Derik Overstreet D. Overstreet DL
Heath Wiggins H. Wiggins DL
Julien Lewis J. Lewis DL
DeAngelo Malone D. Malone DL
Carson Jordan C. Jordan DL
Jaylon George J. George DL
Jack Thompson J. Thompson DL
C.J. Marria C. Marria DL
Anthony Robinson A. Robinson DL
Chris Johnson C. Johnson DL
Nicholas Coffey N. Coffey DL
Trae Jones T. Jones DL
Seth Joest S. Joest OL
Brandon Ray B. Ray OL
Tyler Camp T. Camp OL
Miles Pate M. Pate OL
Parker Howell P. Howell OL
Matt Nord M. Nord OL
R.J. Scaife R. Scaife OL
Cullen Reynolds C. Reynolds OL
Jimmie Sims J. Sims OL
Jordan Meredith J. Meredith OL
Cole Spencer C. Spencer OL
Preston Mixon P. Mixon OL
Adam Raschilla A. Raschilla OL
Tyler Witt T. Witt OL
Hunter Holland H. Holland OL
Devon Key D. Key DB
Joe Brown J. Brown DB
Marcus Ward M. Ward DB
Juwan Gardner J. Gardner DB
Nathan Roush N. Roush DB
Jordon Gonzalez J. Gonzalez DB
DeAndre Farris D. Farris DB
De'Andre Simmons D. Simmons DB
Martavius Mims M. Mims DB
Drell Greene D. Greene DB
Leverick Johnson L. Johnson DB
A.J. Jackson A. Jackson DB
Ta'Corian Darden T. Darden DB
Clay Davis C. Davis DB
Roger Cray R. Cray DB
Dionté Ruffin D. Ruffin DB
LA Rogers-Anderson L. Rogers-Anderson DB
Jordan Eubanks J. Eubanks DB
Antwon Kincade A. Kincade DB
Gaej Walker G. Walker DB
Devon Wharton D. Wharton DB
DeVon Quincy D. Quincy LB
Masai Whyte M. Whyte LB
Canon Jackson C. Jackson LB
Daeshawn Bertram D. Bertram LB
Jarrett Sippola J. Sippola LB
Damon Lowe D. Lowe LB
Kyle Bailey K. Bailey LB
Ben Reeder B. Reeder LB
Demetrius Cain D. Cain LB
Der'Quione Mobley D. Mobley LB
Eli Brown E. Brown LB
Tyler Obee T. Obee LB
Joel Iyiegbuniwe J. Iyiegbuniwe LB
Juwuan Jones J. Jones LB
Ryan Nuss R. Nuss K
Alex Rinella A. Rinella K
Demarquez Trotter D. Trotter CB
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Mike White M. White QB 14 6' 4" 225
Steven Duncan S. Duncan QB 10 6' 4" 230
Davis Shanley D. Shanley QB 12 6' 1" 190
Drew Eckels D. Eckels QB 4 6' 3" 220
Marquez Trigg M. Trigg RB 5 6' 0" 220
D'Andre Ferby D. Ferby RB 32 6' 1" 230
Leon Allen L. Allen RB 33 6' 0" 245
Ben Holt B. Holt RB 44 5' 10" 220
Jakairi Moses J. Moses RB 21 5' 9" 185
Marcelis Logan M. Logan RB 20 5' 8" 180
Joshua Samuel J. Samuel RB 25 5' 11" 205
Xavier Lane X. Lane WR 9 6' 4" 200
Jahcour Pearson J. Pearson WR 7 5' 9" 180
Devin Nixon D. Nixon WR 6 6' 0" 190
Lucky Jackson L. Jackson WR 11 6' 1" 185
Will Bush W. Bush WR 13 5' 11" 195
Quin Jernighan Q. Jernighan WR 16 6' 3" 210
Kylen Towner K. Towner WR 8 5' 8" 175
Kameron Peeler K. Peeler WR 80 5' 9" 190
Jacquez Sloan J. Sloan WR 2 5' 9" 165
Nacarius Fant N. Fant WR 1 5' 9" 185
Kyle Fourtenbary K. Fourtenbary TE 42 6' 2" 240
Deon Yelder D. Yelder TE 19 6' 4" 255
Nick True N. True TE 65 6' 4" 285
Justin Johnson J. Johnson TE 23 6' 7" 240
Steven Witchoskey S. Witchoskey TE 48 6' 2" 250
Kris Leach K. Leach TE 82 6' 6" 240
Mik'Quan Deane M. Deane TE 85 6' 4" 240
Jeremy Darvin J. Darvin DL 53 6' 1" 300
Jalen Madden J. Madden DL 99 6' 1" 315
Tanner Reeves T. Reeves DL 11 6' 4" 260
Evan Sayner E. Sayner DL 55 6' 3" 300
Dylan Ferguson D. Ferguson DL 60 6' 1" 270
Derik Overstreet D. Overstreet DL 42 6' 2" 250
Heath Wiggins H. Wiggins DL 95 6' 2" 250
Julien Lewis J. Lewis DL 96 6' 3" 300
DeAngelo Malone D. Malone DL 10 6' 4" 230
Carson Jordan C. Jordan DL 43 6' 2" 255
Jaylon George J. George DL 90 6' 3" 275
Jack Thompson J. Thompson DL 90 6' 1" 255
C.J. Marria C. Marria DL 19 6' 4" 250
Anthony Robinson A. Robinson DL 33 6' 3" 235
Chris Johnson C. Johnson DL 3 6' 1" 285
Nicholas Coffey N. Coffey DL 35 6' 3" 255
Trae Jones T. Jones DL 91 6' 0" 300
Seth Joest S. Joest OL 67 6' 2" 300
Brandon Ray B. Ray OL 51 6' 2" 300
Tyler Camp T. Camp OL 55 6' 3" 310
Miles Pate M. Pate OL 63 6' 2" 315
Parker Howell P. Howell OL 68 6' 4" 290
Matt Nord M. Nord OL 69 6' 6" 320
R.J. Scaife R. Scaife OL 71 6' 5" 295
Cullen Reynolds C. Reynolds OL 73 6' 5" 325
Jimmie Sims J. Sims OL 75 6' 4" 295
Jordan Meredith J. Meredith OL 61 6' 2" 285
Cole Spencer C. Spencer OL 70 6' 4" 290
Preston Mixon P. Mixon OL 76 6' 4" 290
Adam Raschilla A. Raschilla OL 52 6' 5" 330
Tyler Witt T. Witt OL 74 6' 2" 300
Hunter Holland H. Holland OL 77 6' 2" 285
Devon Key D. Key DB 2 6' 1" 205
Joe Brown J. Brown DB 7 5' 10" 195
Marcus Ward M. Ward DB 8 6' 3" 220
Juwan Gardner J. Gardner DB 14 6' 0" 195
Nathan Roush N. Roush DB 20 6' 1" 185
Jordon Gonzalez J. Gonzalez DB 21 5' 11" 180
DeAndre Farris D. Farris DB 22 5' 10" 195
De'Andre Simmons D. Simmons DB 6 5' 11" 195
Martavius Mims M. Mims DB 27 6' 1" 205
Drell Greene D. Greene DB 9 5' 11" 200
Leverick Johnson L. Johnson DB 1 6' 0" 185
A.J. Jackson A. Jackson DB 10 5' 11" 175
Ta'Corian Darden T. Darden DB 15 5' 9" 190
Clay Davis C. Davis DB 30 6' 2" 210
Roger Cray R. Cray DB 24 5' 10" 170
Dionté Ruffin D. Ruffin DB 26 5' 11" 190
LA Rogers-Anderson L. Rogers-Anderson DB 5 6' 0" 200
Jordan Eubanks J. Eubanks DB 30 5' 11" 180
Antwon Kincade A. Kincade DB 31 5' 11" 195
Gaej Walker G. Walker DB 12 6' 0" 190
Devon Wharton D. Wharton DB 20 6' 2" 215
DeVon Quincy D. Quincy LB 58 6' 1" 235
Masai Whyte M. Whyte LB 25 6' 0" 225
Canon Jackson C. Jackson LB 17 6' 1" 220
Daeshawn Bertram D. Bertram LB 54 5' 8" 225
Jarrett Sippola J. Sippola LB 59 6' 0" 215
Damon Lowe D. Lowe LB 52 6' 2" 240
Kyle Bailey K. Bailey LB 36 6' 0" 210
Ben Reeder B. Reeder LB 80 6' 2" 205
Demetrius Cain D. Cain LB 28 6' 0" 240
Der'Quione Mobley D. Mobley LB 4 6' 1" 240
Eli Brown E. Brown LB 32 6' 2" 215
Tyler Obee T. Obee LB 45 5' 11" 200
Joel Iyiegbuniwe J. Iyiegbuniwe LB 4 6' 1" 230
Juwuan Jones J. Jones LB 34 6' 3" 270
Ryan Nuss R. Nuss K 13 5' 8" 200
Alex Rinella A. Rinella K 39 6' 1" 220
Demarquez Trotter D. Trotter CB 49 6' 0" 180