Friday, June 20, 2014

Villanova football season countdown: 70 is for...

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.

Bill Vogel

Offensive Tackle: 2011-2013

One of Villanova's first real impact transfers in quite some time, Bill Vogel transferred to Villanova from Nebraska-Omaha in at a time when the Villanova offensive line was in shambles due to the graduation of Ben Ijalana and Brant Clouser, as well as a season ending injury suffered by Chidozie Ekweozor in preseason camp, the presumptive starter at left tackle suffered in preseason camp. After some growing pains his first year on an offensive line that needed to replace three starters, Vogel stepped up and was an anchor of Villanova's extremely potent rushing attacks in 2012 and 2013. Replacing Vogel will be a big task for the 2014 Villanova team.

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