Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Villanova football season countdown: 17 is for Chris Whitney

 Chris Whitney

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.  

Quarterback- 2007-2010

Chris Whitney does not hold many Villanova records;  He was not the best athlete to play quarterback at VU; he didn't have the strongest arm; what you can say about Chris Whitney is that he is perhaps the toughest SOB ever to put on a Villanova uniform in any sport. Usually overshadowed by his more famous teammate Matt Szczur, and never given enough credit for what he could do on his own, Whitney managed to win 34 games, including Villanova's only national championship while losing only ten.  From the moment he stepped in for an injured Antwon Young, all Chris Whitney did was win.

2013 player wearing this number: Joe Price

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