Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Villanova football season countdown: 24 is for Ducarmel Augustin

Ducarmel Augustin 

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.   
 
Running Back: 1997-2000

On any other Villanova team, Ducarmel "Duc" Augustin would have been without question the primary running threat on the roster. Unfortunately for Augustin, he came to Villanova in the same class as Brian Westbrook. When Westbrook missed the 1999 season because of a serious knee injury, Augustin was forced to be the feature back, and he made the most of it, with 136 carries for 680 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 25 catches for 267 yards and a touchdown. Even though he was relegated to mostly a receiving role as a senior, he was still the second leading rusher on the team and scored eight total touchdowns. Born in Montreal of Haitian descent, but raised in Florida, Augustin had a brief career in the CFL after he was finished at Villanova.

Career Stats:
237 Rushing Attempts
1,151 Rushing Yards
107 Receptions
1,206 Receiving Yards
26 Total Touchdowns

2013 player wearing this number: Cameron McCurry

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