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.
Who would have thought that Villanova fans would be this excited about a sophomore quarterback who didn't even begin last season as a starter. Well, that's the case for John "Pinball" Robertson, right after he became the first quarterback in Villanova history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in one season while scoring 14 rushing touchdowns. He also threw for 1965 yards and 14 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. Robertson's contributions to the Villanova offense did not go unnoticed, as he was honored with the Jerry Rice Award for the best freshman in FCS football after the season, and a few weeks ago was named preseason first team all-Conference.