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.
Offensive Guard: 2001-2004
July 30, 1983 - July 25, 2004
After impressing his coaches in the spring of 2004, on a Villanova team with an offensive line that was in flux, David Reid was staring at a possible starting spot. Hust five weeks before the season was to begin, Reid drowned in a friend's pool, a tragic accident that ended the most devastating offseason in recent Villanova history, which began with the death of former Villanova player and longtime coach Lou Ferry.
David Reid was 20 years old.
In 2008, David's family set up a foundation in his honor to help underprivileged Philadelphia-area students.