Senior safety had two interceptions in win at Delaware
Villanova 41, Delaware 10
Richmond 28, Villanova 17
Villanova held to just a field goal in the decisive second half
First Practice Set for Sunday Afternoon
Villanova finished 8-4 (6-2) in 2012
Villanova defeated Rhode Island, 31-10, in its CAA opener on September 15, 2012.
Villanova hosted Towson in its Homecoming game on October 27, 2012.
Villanova played Temple in the fourth annual Mayor's Cup game on August 31, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Villanova hosted Delaware on November 19, 2011 in the first American football game played at PPL Park.
Villanova: Will serve as a tri-captain in 2012 ... Expected to be a playmaker for the Wildcat defense ... Has a good feel for the game.
2011: Started all 11 games and tallies 89 tackles (52 solo), four tackles for loss, two interceptions (one returned 26 yards for a TD vs. Penn), six pass break-ups and eight kickoff returns for 166 yards ... Registered six tackles, two pass break-ups and three kickoff returns for 50 yards against Temple ... Posted 10 tackles, one interception and a 21-yard kickoff return at Towson ... Credited with nine tackles, a pass break-up and two kick returns for 31 yards versus Monmouth ... Had seven stops, a 26-yard interception for a touchdown and an 18-yard kick return at Penn ... Had 11 tackles and a pass break-up against William & Mary ... Totaled five tackles, a pass break-up and a 46-yard kickoff return at New Hampshire ... Tallied 12 tackles and a sack at James Madison ... Recorded six stops and a tackle for loss against Old Dominion ... Had two solo tackles versus Maine ... Made a career-high 13 tackles at Massachusetts ... Registered eight tackles against Delaware.
2010: Started five of the 14 games he played in and had 29 solo tackles and 25 assisted stops for 54 total tackles to go with four tackles for loss, four pass break-ups and two interceptions ... Made three tackles and a tackle for loss at Temple ... Tallied one assisted tackle and an interception that was returned 12 yards at Lehigh ... Credited with one solo tackle versus Towson ... Registered two solo tackles, three assisted stops and a pass break-up against Penn ... Totaled seven tackles (four solo) and an interception at William & Mary ... Had two assisted tackles at Maine ... Made two solo stops against JMU ... Tallied four total tackles against Richmond; Had one solo stop at Rhode Island ... Made one solo tackle and one assisted stop versus New Hampshire ... Credited with 10 total tackles (five solo) at Delaware ... Made a career-best 12 tackles (five solo) and one pass break-up at Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the NCAA playoffs ... Totaled three tackles and a pass break-up against Appalachian State in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Had one solo stop at Eastern Washington in the NCAA semifinals.
2009: Played in 15 games and recorded 30 tackles (23 solo), three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one sack ... Had two solo tackles versus Temple ... Made one solo and one assisted tackle against Lehigh ... Credited with one solo tackle at Penn ... Posted a career-best five solo tackles and a tackle for loss against Northeastern ... Made one solo tackle versus William & Mary ... Totaled three solo tackles at JMU ... Had one solo tackle against Rhode Island ... Registered two tackles at Richmond ... Recorded two solo tackles, four assisted stops, one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Towson ... Made two solo tackles against Delaware ... Totaled three tackles against New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinal ... Recorded two solo tackles and a forced fumble versus William & Mary in NCAA semifinal.
North Penn High School: Received three varsity letters in football and six for indoor and outdoor track ... Football team MVP and an All-League, All-Area and All-State selection ... Named Player of the Year by The Reporter ... Three-time Honor Roll student from sophomore to senior year ... Played against fellow Villanova newcomer Daniel Shirey.
Personal: Sociology major ... Born 6/14/91 in Lansdale, Pa. ... One of four children of Ron and Zelda Atkins ... Siblings are Kevin (26), Eric (22) and Kris (16).