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.
After spending two and a half years as a defensive lineman, Chris Farmer was moved to Tight End at the middle of his sophomore season in special packages. By the time that he was a junior, the tall, long-armed Farmer was number one on the Villanova depth chart at tight end. In all, Farmer started two full seasons at tight end and scored three touchdowns, including one in the 2009 National Championship game against Montana.