Leading up to the opening game of the Villanova football season on August 31 against Boston College, Fact on Villanova Sports will be counting down the days between now and the beginning of the football season using the jersey numbers of Villanova football players of the past. For as many numbers as possible, effort will be taken to introduce players from the current team, with the exception of "important" players from the past.a Also, it's a ton of work to get pictures of all the players, so it may be incomplete. Oh well.
One of 22 men who have their jersey retired by the Villanova football team, John Babinecz was a three year starter at linebacker for the 'Cats from 1969-1971. After his career on the Main Line, Babinecz had a three year NFL career, two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and one season with the Chicago Bears. After his football career ended, he became a pediatrician, and is still practicing medicine in Paoli, PA.