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. Also, it's a ton of work to get pictures of all the players, so it may be incomplete. Oh well
As the center for the Villanova football team from 1999-2001, Southern California native Robert Richardson was in the pivot for some of the most explosive offenses in school history, and the vessel through which Chris Boden and Brett Gordon, the two most statistically prolific quarterbacks in school history were snapped the ball and played a key role in opening running lanes for Brian Westbrook, the greatest player in Villanova history.
On the current roster, defensive lineman Fran Walsh is wearing 63.