Leading up to the opening game of the Villanova football season on August 31 against Boston College, 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. 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.
At 5'7 inches tall, Tom Colombo may have been the shortest quarterback in Villanova history, but he was also one of the best quarterbacks in school history. A former walk-on, and nephew of heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano (who himself was diminutive,) Colombo started for three seasons at Villanova and is fifth on the school's passing list with over 5,000 career yards. He was inducted into the Villanova Hall of Fame in 2010.