Villanova: Tough competitor with a winning attitude; Multi-dimensional performer who can run and catch; Excellent special teams player; Will be key component to the Villanova offense in 2010.
2009: CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection; CAA All-Academic Team member; Named the 2009-10 Villanova Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year; Played in 13 games and tallied 69 carries for 442 yards and six touchdowns, 16 catches for 185 yards and one score and three kickoff returns for 63 yards; Tallied one catch for 13 yards and one kickoff return for 28 yards versus Temple; Recorded four rushes for 10 yards and three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown versus Lehigh; Totaled five carries for 26 yards and one catch for two yards at Penn; Registered six catches for 80 yards and one touchdown against Northeastern; Had three carries for seven yards and one touchdown and two catches for no yards against William & Mary; Made two receptions for seven yards at JMU; Posted five carries for 31 yards and two receptions for 44 yards against Richmond; Had three carries for eight yards at Towson; Tallied two rushes for two yards and a score and one catch for five yards versus Delaware; Totaled 10 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 30 yards versus Holy Cross in first round of NCAA playoffs; Registered 13 carries for a career-high 148 yards and two touchdowns versus New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinal; Had four rushes for nine yards against William & Mary in NCAA semifinal; Tallied 10 carries for 48 yards and one catch for 46 yards against Montana in National Championship game.
2008: Named third team All-CAA as a kick returner; Garnered District II Academic All-American honors; CAA All-Academic Team; Played in 13 games and had 60 carries for 340 yards and two touchdowns, 23 receptions for 225 yards and one score and 26 kickoff returns for 611 yards (23.5 yards per return); Posted two rushes for five yards, two catches for 27 yards and five kickoff returns for 124 yards at WVU; Totaled 10 carries for 55 yards, five receptions for 46 yards and two kickoff returns fo 46 yards versus Lehigh; Registered five carries for 28 yards, three catches for 10 yards and two kickoff returns for 48 yards against Penn; Recorded eight rushes for 58 yards and three kickoff returns for 60 yards against Richmond; Tallied five carries for 23 yards, one catch for six yards and two kickoff returns for 47 yards versus William & Mary; Credited with five rushes for 14 yards and one touchdown, three receptions for 74 yards -- including a 60-yard touchdown catch -- and one kickoff return for 53 yards at Rhode Island; Had two carries for seven yards, three catches for 20 yards and two kickoff returns for 13 yards against James Madison; Recorded four rushes for 18 yards, two catches for 12 yards and three kickoff returns for 94 yards at Northeastern; Posted four carries for 13 yards, two receptions for 24 yards and three kickoff returns for 74 yards versus New Hampshire; Registered two carries for eight yards, one catch for eight yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards against Towson; Had five carries for 21 yards, one catch for negative two yards and one kickoff return for 17 yards against Delaware; Totaled seven carries for a career-high 85 yards and one touchdown against Colgate in the first round of the NCAA playoffs; Registered one kickoff return for 16 yards versus JMU in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.
2007: Named to the CAA All-Academic Team; Played in nine games and had six carries for 55 yards and one rushing touchdown, 11 catches for 92 yards and one receiving score and 22 kickoff returns for 636 yards and one touchdown; Set a school record for kickoff return average in a season with a 28.9 yards per return average; Had three kickoff returns for 79 yards at Maryland; Missed the Lehigh and Maine games due to a shoulder injury; Tallied one carry for four yards, one reception for -1 yards and one kickoff return for 22 yards; Registered two rushes for 35 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown run for his first career score to go with three receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown and two kickoff returns for 67 yards versus William & Mary; Recorded one rush for three yards and two kickoff returns for 39 yards against Massachusetts; Credited with five kickoff returns for 190 yards, including a 95-yard return for a touchdown against Hofstra; Totaled five kickoff returns for 133 yards versus Richmond; Tallied six receptions for 36 yards and two kickoff returns for 65 yards at Towson; Registered two carries for 13 yards, one catch for 24 yards and two kickoff returns for 41 yards versus Delaware.
Canfield High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and three in football; Made 270 carries for 1,931 yards rushing; Totaled 2,135 yards of offense; Registered 36 touchdowns and scored 218 points; First team All-Northeastern Ohio and All-State running back; Rivals.com Ohio Division II Defensive Player of the Year; OhioPrep.com All-Ohio team at defensive back; Winner of the Mike Dinero Award as Tri-County Player of the Year; Mahoning County Player of the Year; MAC Offensive Player of the Year and a first team all-conference choice; Earned the Bob Dove Memorial Award as the Male Athlete of the Year; Team offensive MVP and back MVP; Presented the United States Marines Distinguished Athlete Award; Named the top playmaker by Channel 27; Holds state of Ohio Division II record with a 92-yard kickoff return; Second leading scorer and seventh leading rusher in the state; Holds four school records; Played in the Grange Insurance Ohio North-South Classic; Member of the National Honor Society, National Honor Roll and Who's Who Among High School Scholars; Recipient of the President's Award and National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award; Academic All-Conference first team in football and track.
Personal: Graduated in May, 2010 with an Economics degree; Currently enrolled in Villanova Graduate School; Born 4/26/88 in Youngstown, Ohio; Oldest of three children of Angelo and Lisa Babbaro; Siblings are Frankie (18) and Michael (18).