2023 University of Illinois Depth Chart

The University of Illinois football team is gearing up for an exciting season in 2023.

After a challenging 2022 campaign that saw the Fighting Illini finish with a 4-8 record, head coach Bret Bielema and his staff are determined to turn things around and make a run for the Big Ten title. With a talented roster, a renewed sense of purpose, and a challenging schedule ahead, the Fighting Illini are poised for a season that promises plenty of drama and excitement for fans both in Champaign and across the country.

In this depth page, we’ll take a closer look at the team’s prospects for the upcoming season, including key players to watch, important matchups, and what fans can expect from the Fighting Illini in 2023.

(National Rank, Yards/G, TD)

National Passing: 92, 211.80, 15

National Rushing: 56, 166.31, 18

(% Returning, National Rank)

Returning Offensive Production: 64% (71)

Returning Defensive Production: 62% (70)

(Overall, Offense, Defense)

SP+ Power Rating: 6.6 (44), 23.2 (82), 16.6 (13)


1. Luke Altmyer

2. Donovan Leary

3. Cal Swanson

Running Back

1. Kaden Feagin

2. Josh McCray

3. Aidan Laughery

Wide Receiver

1. Patrick Bryant

2. Malik Elzy

3. Kenari Wilcher

4. Hank Beatty

5. Alex Capka-Jones

6. Ashton Hollins

Tight End

1. Cole Rusk

2. Tanner Arkin


1. David Olano

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