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Don Cherry
Don  Cherry


Trumbull, Conn.

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240




Don Cherry Earns Second Team All-America Honors

Villanova linebacker was recognized on STATS FCS All-America Team


Villanova Football Announces 2015 Team Captains

Cherry, Paris and Robertson To Serve As Tri-Captains


Don Cherry Named CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year

20 Wildcats Earn A Spot On The League's All-Academic Team


Don Cherry Named Villanova Student-Athlete of the Month

Villanova football's Don Cherry earns the award for the month of December


Don Cherry Finishes Second For Buchanan Award

Cherry Finished The Year With 134 Total tackles


Villanova vs. Maine

Villanova defeated Maine, 13-3, on the first CAA Football "Be The Match Saturday" at Villanova Stadium on October 31.


Football at Towson

Villanova visited Towson on October 24 for a nationally-televised game on the American Sports Network.


Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova took on William & Mary in its third straight home game on October 10, 2015.


Villanova vs. Delaware

The football team opened the home portion of its schedule with a 28-21 victory over Delaware on September 19, 2015.


Villanova vs. Fordham

Villanova tallied its first win of the 2015 season with a 14-7 victory at Fordham on September 12.

Villanova: Candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the top defensive player in FCS football ... One of the top linebackers in the nation ... Possesses outstanding football instincts ... Has a great combination of size and speed ... Team's leading returning tackler.

2014: Finished second in the Buck Buchanan Award balloting ... Earned first team All-America honors from the Sports Network, Associated Press and Walter Camp Foundation ... Named first team All-CAA ... Capital One second team Academic All-American and the CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year ... FCS Football National Player of the Week on October 6 ... Registered seven games with double digit tackles ... Started all 14 games and had a team-high 134 total tackles (82 solo, 52 assisted), a team-best 21.5 tackles for loss, a team-high 10 sacks, a team-best five forced fumbles, four pass breakups and one interception ... The 134 tackles ranks as the fifth best in school history for a single season ... Recorded nine solo tackles and two tackles for loss at Syracuse ... Posted seven tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks versus Fordham ... Tallied 12 tackles and two tackles for loss at James Madison ... Registered five tackles and a forced fumble at Penn ... Credited with 12 tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a pass breakup at Maine ... Totaled 11 tackles and two forced fumbles versus Rhode Island ... Made 16 tackles to go with one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble at William & Mary ... Had eight total stops, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup at Morgan State ... Tallied six tackles, two pass breakups and an interception at Richmond ... Recorded 10 tackles versus Towson ... Totaled six tackles against Albany ... Amassed 10 tackles and a fumble recovery at Delaware ... Had six tackles and two tackles for loss versus Liberty in the NCAA playoffs ... Tied a career-high with 16 total stops and had two tackles for loss and a sack against Sam Houston State in the NCAA quarterfinals.

2013: Named second team All-CAA ... Earned a spot on the CAA All-Academic Team ... Played in all 11 games and led the team in tackles with 99 (60 solo/39 assisted) to go with a team-high 12.5 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one sack ... Registered four double digit tackle games ... Tallied five tackles and a tackle for loss at Boston College ... Made 12 total tackles at Fordham ... Tallied seven tackles versus Stony Brook ... Registered nine tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass break-up versus Penn ... Made seven tackles and a tackle for loss against William & Mary ... Posted eight tackles at Towson ... Had eight tackles, including seven solo stops, at New Hampshire ... Registered 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against Maine ... Had a career-high 14 tackles and two tackles for loss at James Madison ... Posted six tackles and a pass break-up at Rhode Island ... Made 11 total tackles against Delaware.

2012: Played in 10 games and tallied 10 total tackles ... Credited with three solo stops versus Rhode Island ... Registered one solo stop and one assisted tackle at Penn ... Posted two tackles against Maine ... Had one assisted tackle at Old Dominion ... Made one solo tackle at Georgia State ... Recorded one solo tackle versus Towson.

Trumbull High School: First team all-county ... First team all-conference ... Team MVP.

Personal: Born 9/27/94 in Trumbull, Conn. ... Youngest of three children of Don and Monica Cherry ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.