BERKELEY -- Bryce Treggs emerged from a group of five freshmen wide receivers to earn a starting job 10 days before Cal's football season opener.
Coach Jeff Tedford released his first fall depth chart Wednesday, showing that Treggs and punter Cole Leininger are the two first-year players in starting roles.
The Bears open their season in renovated Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1 against Nevada.
Treggs, the son of former Cal star receiver Brian Treggs, is one of five freshmen wideouts on the roster. Chris Harper has climbed to second-string status and Tedford said that Darius Powe also is among three rookies who "will play a major role" at wideout.
Cedric Dozier, who played on both sides of the ball in high school, requested a move to defense and will play cornerback. But he and freshman wideout Kenny Lawler are expected to redshirt.
"We knew going in a few of the freshmen (receivers) were going to have to contribute this year," Tedford. "(Treggs has) just gotten more comfortable day in and day out.
"He brings a lot of skill to the position -- speed, elusiveness, catches the ball very well. He's done a nice job of comprehending the offense." The offensive line is set with sophomore Chris Adcock installed at right guard -- the final position to be nailed down. Adcock also will serve as No. 2 center.
None of Cal's four primary freshmen offensive linemen are on the two-deep chart, although Tedford said center Matt Cochran and tackles Steven Moore, Freddie Tagaloa and Christian Okafor all will get reps in practice and could play this season, depending on their own progress and injuries to others. Missing from the defensive depth chart is sophomore end Mustafa Jalil, who came on strong late last season. He has missed practice time with a right knee injury and will be in the mix as soon as he is healthy.
Aaron Tipoti and Deandre Coleman are installed as the starting defensive ends, with Kendrick Payne at nose guard. Chris McCain and Brennan Scarlett earned starting jobs at outside linebacker with Robert Mullins and J.P. Hurrell securing the No. 1 spots at inside linebacker. David Wilkerson and Jason Gibson will have the chance to find spots on the depth chart after recovering from camp injuries, Tedford said. Tedford praised junior Alex Logan, who held off the competition to win the starting free safety spot. There is no timetable on when sophomore cornerback Stefan McClure (knee) might be available. Linebacker Khairi Fortt, a junior transfer from Penn State, continues to rehab following knee surgery he had last spring before arriving at Berkeley. Tedford said he will play this season if and when he's physically able. Sophomore Austin Hinder has secured the No. 3 quarterback spot, but Tedford said touted freshman Zach Kline of Danville will be part of the traveling squad. The Bears held a scripted mock game at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night in order to test all the systems in the stadium -- lighting, sound, video, clocks, concessions. Even the marching band was on hand in an attempt to simulate a game-day situation.
"Even walking on the field, I had butterflies," Tedford said.