Six Wildcats earn Preseason All-Conference Honors at CAA Media Day
Antoine Lewis and Dan Shirey Chosen as Team Leaders
Wildcats will hold 15 practices that run through April 18
Wildcats rewarded for sensational season with 12 players on All-CAA squad
Villanova runs for 244 yards and four touchdowns, opens conference play with win
Villanova defeated local rival Penn, 35-6, on September 28, 2013 at Villanova Stadium.
Villanova won its second straight game with a 35-6 triumph over Penn at Villanova Stadium on September 28, 2013.
Villanova defeated William & Mary, 20-16, at Villanova Stadium on October 5, 2013.
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: Earned preseason first team All-American accolades by the Sports Network, as well as preseason first team All-CAA honors ... Will serve as a team captain ... Emotional leader of the Villanova defense ... Named to the preseason Buck Buchanan Watch List which is the award given to the top defensive player in FCS football ... Plays the game with great intensity.
2012: Named first team All-CAA ... Started all 12 games and had 58 tackles (30 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up ... Tallied five tackles and a tackle for loss against Temple ... Registered six tackles, three tackles for loss and a pass break-up versus Fordham ... Tallied a fumble recovery against Rhode island ... Posted four tackles and a tackle for loss at Penn ... Totaled seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack at Maine ... Registered five solo tackles against Richmond ... Recorded four solo tackles and four assisted stops to go with 1.5 tackles for loss at Old Dominion ... Credited with six total tackles versus Towson ... Had six tackles against James Madison ... Totaled three tackles at Delaware ... Made eight total tackles at Stony Brook in first round of the NCAA playoffs.
2011: Started all 11 games at nose guard and had 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one sack and one forced fumble ... Tallied five tackles against Temple ... Posted five tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss at Towson ... Recorded six tackles, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble against Monmouth ... Credited with three tackles at Penn ... Recorded three solo stops versus William & Mary ... Made two solo tackles at New Hampshire ... Totaled six tackles and a tackle for loss at James Madison ... Recorded four tackles against Old Dominion ... Registered three solo tackles and a fumble recovery against Maine ... Had two assisted stops at Massachusetts ... Tallied five tackles and a tackle for loss against Delaware.
2010: Named third team All-CAA ... Started all 14 games and had 48 tackles (23 solo, 25 assisted), 1.5 quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... Tallied one solo tackle and one assisted stop at Lehigh ... Posted one solo tackle against Towson ... Credited with six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss versus Penn ... Made two assisted tackles at William & Mary ... Recorded five assisted tackles at Maine ... Had two solo stops against James Madison ... Registered one solo tackle and two assisted stops versus Richmond ... Posted three solo tackles, three assisted tackles and a blocked kick at Rhode Island ... Made a career-high nine tackles (seven solo) to go with 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble against New Hampshire ... Totaled five tackles at Delaware ... Had one assisted tackle at Stephen F. Austin in second round of NCAA playoffs ... Credited with two assisted stops at Appalachian State in NCAA quarterfinals ... Made two solo tackles and two assisted stops at Eastern Washington in NCAA semifinals.
Mainland High School: First Team All-League ... First Team All-South Jersey Group 4 ... Team Captain.
Personal: Liberal Arts major ... Born 9/11/92 ... Youngest of four children of Andrea Rice.