Sunday, August 3, 2014

Villanova football season countdown: 26 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.
Allyn Bacchus
Safety: 2003-2006

Allyn Bacchus is one of the rare players who doesn't redshirt, yet is still able to start every game of his collegiate career. A six foot safety from Hampton Virginia, a city that produces some of the best athletic talent per capita as any other part of America, Bacchus was a tackling machine in the defensive backfield, a leader on the field, and a central figure in the amazing turnaround Villanova underwent at the end of the 2006 season, leading the team in tackles with 103 and interceptions with two to help the team finish over .500 after an abysmal start to their season.

Career Stats:
374 Tackles
8 Tackles For Loss
1.5 Sacks
3 Interceptions
13 Pass Break Ups
3 Forced Fumbles
3 Fumble Recoveries

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