2013 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Christine Michael-RB, Ryan Swope-WR, Uzoma Nwachukwu-WR, Kenric McNeal-WR, Michael Lamothe-TE, Patrick Lewis-C, Luke Joeckel-OT (NFL)
DEFENSE: Spencer Nealy-DT, Sean Porter-LB, Jonathan Stewart-LB, Dustin Harris-CB, Steven Terrell-FS, Ryan Epperson-P, Damontre Moore-DE (NFL)
QB Johnny Manziel
Quarterback / Offensive Line

When Johnny Heisman comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then Hurrah! Hurrah! The 12th man will cheer and the offensive line will be stout. The No. 2 merchandise will all sell out. And the Aggies win games when Johnny Heisman comes marching home.

Receiver / Linebacker

Top receiver Mike Evans is a proven commodity catching passes. But who else is ready to step in and make a name catching those Heisman darts? Will it be Malcome Kenney or young Thomas Johnson? Maybe someone new? Two of the top four tacklers move on. They both played linebacker.

DE Damontre Moore
- declared for NFL -
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2013 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
TEXAS A&M 2013 DEPTH CHART (updated Jan. 7)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Johnny Manziel-So Jameill Showers-Jr / Matt Joeckel-Jr
RB Ben Malena-Sr Trey Williams-So
WR Mike Evans-So ..
WR Malcome Kennedy-Jr Derel Walker-Sr
WR Sabian Holmes-So LeKendrick Williams-Jr
WR Thomas Johnson-So Gaston Lamascus-Sr
TE Nehemiah Hicks-Sr ..
OT .. ..
OG Jarvis Harrison-Jr ..
C .. ..
OG Cedric Ogbuehi-Jr ..
OT Jake Matthews-Sr ..
K Taylor Bertolet-So ..
TEXAS A&M 2013 DEPTH CHART (updated Jan. 7)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Julien Obioha-So Gavin Stansbury-Jr
NG Kirby Ennis-Sr ..
DT Ivan Robinson-Jr ..
RUSH Tyrell Taylor-Jr ..
SLB Michael Richardson-So ..
MLB Justin Bass-Jr ..
WLB Steven Jenkins-Sr Donnie Baggs-Jr
CB De'Vante Harris-So Floyd Raven-Jr
CB Deshazor Everett-Jr Tramain Jacobs-Sr
SS Howard Matthews-Jr Johntel Franklin-Sr
FS Toney Hurd-Sr ..
P .. ..


  • Everybody knows, especially Heisman voters, that Johnny Manziel makes this offense go. Because of Manziel the Aggies can run and throw equally well even versus the SEC's best defenses. Can Manziel duplicate the same type of success that made him the best player in America? All eyes will be glued to find outs. Worst case scenario his production gets cut yet A&M can still beat any team on any given day. Thank you Mike Sumlin.
  • Manziel will never be worried about an outside pass rush with two All-American offensive tackles providing the protection. Joeckel and Matthews are seniors and represent the best tackles college football has to offer.
  • Manziel is the team's leading rusher, but senior Ben Malena averages nearly six yards per carry.
  • Mike Evans gives Manziel a big play receiver. But somebody else new will be catching the rest and reaping the post-season awards next year at this time. Who will it be? That remains to be seen.
  • Damontre Moore is the dominant force on defense averaging more than a sack per game and disrupting running plays. The Aggie will need to work on a linebacker unit that loses two full time starters.
  • The weak link in College Station is in the secondary where the Aggies give up nearly 250 yards per game through the air. It won't be this bad in 2013 with some much needed experience, but they won't be world beaters either.
  • Look for Texas A&M to be much the same team we saw in 2012. It doesn't look like they have the overall talent to overtake the SEC West and get the to SEC title game in Atlanta. They will knock of one of the big dogs again however before the season is done and continue to be a Top Ten presence. With some solid recruiting the Aggies could start to become more.



Aug. 31 - Rice
Sept. 7 - Sam Houston State
Sept. 14 - Alabama
Sept. 21 - SMU
Sept. 28 - at Arkansas
Oct. 12 - at Ole Miss
Oct. 19 - Auburn
Oct. 26 - Vanderbilt
Nov. 2 - UTEP
Nov. 9 - Mississippi State
Nov. 23 - at Louisiana State
Nov. 30 - at Missouri