Jason Shelley Named Starting Quarterback For Utah State Ahead Of Opener

Oct 19, 2020, 10:57 AM | Updated: Apr 18, 2021, 4:34 pm
(Photo courtesy of USU Athletics)...
(Photo courtesy of USU Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of USU Athletics)

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State football announced that former Ute Jason Shelley has been named the starting quarterback for the Aggies.

Utah State will open the 2020 season on Saturday, October 24 at Boise State.

Shelley transferred to Utah State during the off-season after spending three seasons with the Utes. He played in 19 games through two seasons, passing for 1,205 yards and rushing for 223 yards.

Former Utah running back Devonta’e Henry-Cole was named the backup running back on the depth chart. Henry-Cole joined Shelley and Utah State after transferring from BYU.

Here is the entire depth chart for the Aggies.



Starter: Jason Shelley
Backup: Andrew Peasley
Backup: Cooper Legas

Running Back

Starter: Jaylen Warren
Backup: Devonta’e Henry-Cole
Pailate Makakona
Backup: John Gentry

X-Wide Receiver

Starter: Jordan Nathan
Backup: Savon Scarver
Backup: A.J. Carter

H-Wide Receiver

Starter: Deven Thompkins
Backup: Taylor Compton
Kyle Van Leeuwen

Z-Wide Receiver

Starter: Justin McGriff
Backup: Derek Wright
Backup: Tim Patrick Jr.

Tight End

Starter: Carson Terrell
Backup: Mosese Manu
Bryce Mortenson

Left Tackle

Starter: Alfred Edwards
Andy Koch

Left Guard

Starter: Andy Koch
Jackson Owens


Starter: Demtrick Ali’ifua
Backup: Falepule Alo
Chandler Dolphin

Right Guard

Starter: Karter Shaw
Backup: Wade Meacham

Right Tackle

Starter: Jacob South
Alfred Edwards


Defensive Line

Starter: Justus Te’i
Backup: Jaylin Bannerman
Backup: Addison Trupp

Starter: Ritisoni Fata
Backup: James Hansen

Starter: Marcus Moore
Backup: Hale Motu’apuaka
Backup: Izzy Vaifo’ou

Outside Linebacker

Starter: Nick Heninger
Backup: Elijah Shelton

Inside Linebacker

Starter: Cash Gilliam
Backup: A.J. Vongphachanh

Inside Linebacker

Starter: Kevin Meitzenheimer
Backup: Eric Munoz


Starter: Andre Grayson
Backup: Jared Reed
Backup: Patrick Maddox


Starter: Cam Lampkin
Backup: Jakob Robinson
Backup: Xavion Steele


Starter: Zahodri Jackson
Backup: Andre Grayson


Starter: Shaq Bond
Backup: Jarrod Green


Starter: Troy Lefeged Jr.
Backup: Dominic Tatum

Utah State and Boise State will kickoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on FS1.

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