Leading up to the opening game of the Villanova football season on August 29 against Syracuse, 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 and present. 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.
Defensive End 2009-2013
A four year starter at defensive end, San Diego, California native Rakim Cox got better every season he played on the Main Line, which ultimately culminated in a 2013 season where he led Villanova with nine sacks to go along with 30 total tackles, 11.5 of which went for. In total, Cox finished his career with 105 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and two interceptions in 48 career games.
He recently signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings and will presumably go to training camp with them this summer.