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.
A native of Long Beach, California, and a product of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, rising junior Earnest Pettway has been Villanova's starting tight end since the middle of his freshman year, the disastrous 2011 season. Since then, Pettway has caught 21 balls for 183 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the 2012 season. Barring some sort of injury, Pettway will again start at tight end, with Morgan Craig occasionally spelling or supplementing him, especially on obvious running downs.