Thursday, August 14, 2014

Villanova football season countdown: 15 is for...

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.  

Frank Jankowski

Quarterback: 2003-2005

A highly touted recruit, Frank Jankowski was expected to do big things at Villanova. Unfortunately for him, he had Marvin Burroughs directly in front of him in line for the starting quarterback job. If you read A Season In Purgatory, you will find that Jankowski's relationship with the coaching staff was contentious, as he felt that he wasn't given the opportunity to compete with Burroughs like he felt he was promised. In the 2005 season, when Burroughs got hurt in the opening game, Jankowski stepped into the starting role and performed admirably given his lack of first team reps for him beforehand. Unfortunately, the 2005 team was collectively terrible and Jankowski feuded with the coaches, and he left the football team after that season, going on to be a pitcher for the baseball team.

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