Saturday, June 15, 2013

Villanova football season countdown: 77 is for Mike Tesei

Mike Tesei

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.

 Defensive Tackle: 1999-2003

Another player who played in the era of Westbrook and Gordon, Mike Tesei finished his career at Villanova in 2003 with more than 140 career tackles and 12 career sacks, including six in his redshirt freshman season of 2000 which isn't bad for a defensive tackle. Surprisingly for such a symmetrical number, 77 doesn't have much of a recent history for Villanova.

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