Wildcats rewarded for sensational season with 12 players on All-CAA squad
Villanova held to just a field goal in the decisive second half
Kevin Monangai (192 yards) tallies eighth best single-game rushing total in program history
Despite final outcome, season ends with a highlight in first football game at venue
Defense gains five turnovers as Villanova wins in Amherst for first time since 1978
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: Has shown great improvement throughout his Villanova career ... Good athlete who plays with great intensity ... Expected to see significant playing time at linebacker.
2011: Started all 11 games at linebacker and had 67 tackles, a team-high seven tackles for loss, four sacks and a team-best four forced fumbles ... Posted six tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss at Temple ... Made four total stops to go with one sack and a tackle for loss at Towson ... Had one assisted tackle against Monmouth ... Tallied five tackles at Penn ... Credited with four tackles against William & Mary ... Recorded six tackles and a forced fumble at New Hampshire ... Tallied 11 tackles at James Madison ... Registered eight tackles versus Old Dominion ... Made four solo stops against Maine ... Had seven tackles, two forced fumbles, a sack and a tackle for loss against Massachusetts ... Tied a career-high with 11 tackles to go with two tackles for loss, one sack, and a forced fumble against Delaware.
2010: Saw action in all 14 games and had nine solo tackles, three assisted stops for 12 total tackles to go with one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery ... Made one solo tackle at Temple ... Credited with two solo stops at Towson ... Tallied a career-high six tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery at Maine ... Recorded one solo stop versus James Madison ... Registered two solo tackles against Richmond.
2009: Played in 10 games and had 10 tackles, one sack and one pass break-up ... Posted three assisted tackles against Lehigh ... Tallied two solo tackles and three assisted stops versus Northeastern ... Made one assisted tackle against Towson ... Tallied one solo tackle and a pass break-up versus New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinals.
Frederick Douglas High School: Earned one varsity letter as a linebacker and tight end ... Team MVP ... All-Met pick in 2009 ... Received All-County honors each year from 2007-09 ... Selected to the Small School All-State team ... Runs a 4.6 40-yard dash.
Personal: Liberal Arts major ... Born 11/3/91 in Landover, Md. ... Older of two children of Duane and Melani Bridges ... Has a younger sibling, Denae (15).