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.
Pat "Hammer" Williams
Defensive Tackle: 2011-Present
After being stuck behind Villanova great Antoine Lewis his first two seasons on Villanova's three man defensive line, Pat Williams saw substantially more action in 2013 as Villanova played with four man defensive fronts more often. Williams rose to the occasion, finishing third on the team with eight tackles for loss. This year, Williams should be the primary defensive tackle after the graduation of Antoine Lewis and he is the team's top returning defensive lineman.