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: 2011-Present
A smallish convert from linebacker, Reggie Paris was a rotational member of the Villanova defensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2012 before becoming a starter in 2013. Is the team's top returning defensive end and is a sure thing to start. In 2013, Paris had 28 tackles, four tackles for loss, one and a half sack, a pass deflection, a blocked kick, and oddly, one punt return for 15 yards.Will be looked on next year to be the team's top pass rushing option.