Antoine Lewis and Dan Shirey Chosen as Team Leaders
First Practice Set for Sunday Afternoon
Dan Shirey, Antoine Lewis garner spots on Preseason All-CAA Team
Head coach Andy Talley gave an update on the team's offense during spring practices
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 hosted Delaware on November 19, 2011 in the first American football game played at PPL Park.
Villanova played Old Dominion in its Homecoming game on October 22, 2011.
Villanova: Will serve as a team tri-captain in 2012 ... Named preseason first-team All-CAA ... Intelligent player with good football instincts ... Missed spring ball due to an achilles injury.
2011: Named first team All-CAA ... Earned a spot on the CAA All-Academic Team ... Started all 11 games at center.
2010: Named third team All-CAA ... Started all 14 games at center.
2009: Played in 12 games with nine starts ... Started three of the four NCAA playoff games.
Neshaminy High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Earned Class 4A All-State honors and was a first team defensive lineman ... Selected to Big 33 team ... Played in the New Jersey vs. Northeast All-Star Classic ... A first team selection by the Pennsylvania Football News and by EasternPA.com ... First team All-Southeast Pennsylvania ... First team all-league on both offense and defense ... Two-time first team selection by the Trentonian and the Bucks County Courier ... Team co-captain ... Chosen as team's Most Valuable Defensive Player and was voted Mr. Redskin 2008 ... Team won Suburban One League national championship in 2008 ... Honors student.
Personal: Communications major ... Born 6/29/90 in Philadelphia ... Younger of two sons of Ron Shirey and Ronnie Strong ... Has an older brother, Nick (24).