Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Villanova football season countdown: 60 is for Ross Hall

Ross Hall (with ball)

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. 

Center: 2011-Present

The injury to two year starting center Dan Shirey prior to the 2012 season should have been a devastating blow to the Villanova offensive line, as most teams cannot absorb the losses of one of the better linemen in the history of the school. Ross Hall's emergence as a redshirt freshman made Shirey's absence less of an issue, and this season, Hall will stay at center with Shirey kicking back to guard, which he played during the 2009 national championship run.

It's a luxury to have two players with extensive experience snapping the football in the shotgun.

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