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John Dempsey

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Secane, Pa.

High School:
Cardinal O'Hara

Weight:
215

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
01/28/1989

Villanova: One of four captains on the 2009 team; Plays the game with great intensity; Has good football instincts.

2009: Named third team All-CAA; Started all 15 games and registered 77 total tackles which ranked third on the team, 11.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, seven pass break-ups, four forced fumbles, and two interceptions; Had three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and one forced fumble at Temple; Totaled five tackles and a tackle for loss against Lehigh; Made three solo tackles and two assisted stops for five total tackles at Penn; Credited with seven solo tackles versus Northeastern; Recorded five solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up against William & Mary; Registered two solo tackles and a pass breakup at New Hampshire; Posted five total tackles and two forced fumbles at JMU; Made five solo tackles and a pass break-up versus Rhode Island; Tallied one solo tackle, three assisted stops, one sack and a tackle for loss at Richmond; Recorded six total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a pass break-up at Towson; Registered six tackles and a sack against Delaware; Posted four solo tackles and two assisted stops against Holy Cross in first round of NCAA playoffs; Recorded five total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a four-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the NCAA quarterfinal win over New Hampshire; Credited with six total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble, two pass break-ups and an interception returned 17 yards against William & Mary in the NCAA semifinals; Had six solo tackles and one assisted stop versus Montana in National Championship game.

2008: Started 12 of the 13 games and had 56 total tackles (38 solo/18 assisted), eight tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three pass break-ups; Missed the Northeastern game due to a shoulder injury; Made three solo stops at WVU; Had one pass break-up against Lehigh; Registered five total tackles against Penn; Recorded one solo stop versus Richmond; Credited with six solo tackles, including five solos at William & Mary; Tallied four tackles and a fumble recovery versus Rhode Island; Totaled five tackles against JMU; Made six tackles (five solo) and a tackle for loss against New Hampshire; Posted five tackles and a pass break-up versus Towson; Tallied five assisted tackles, one pass break-up and one tackle for loss against Delaware; Had seven solo stops against Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs; Recorded five solo tackles and four assisted stops for nine total tackles to go with a careerhigh four tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble at JMU in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

2007: Played in all 11 games and had 28 total tackles, two interceptions, two pass break-ups, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack; Made two solo tackles and one assisted tackle at Maryland; Had three tackles and ½ tackle for loss versus Lehigh; Credited with two solo tackles against Maine; Named CAA Rookie of the Week versus Penn when he tallied six total tackles, two interceptions, one sack, one pass break-up and one tackle for loss; Registered two tackles at JMU; Made two solo tackles against William & Mary; Had two solo stops versus Hofstra; Totaled five solo tackles, two assisted stops for seven tackles to go with one pass break-up at Towson; Made one solo tackle at Delaware.

Cardinal O'Hara High School: Four-year All-Catholic League selection; Four-year All-Catholic League in track & field; Ran 6.6 in the 60 meter dash and 22.2 in the 200 meter dash at the 2005 Philadelphia Indoor Track Meet where he was named the meet's MVP; Two-time All-Delaware County; News of Delaware County All-Star; Tallied 2,300 career rushing yards and 27 touchdowns during football career.

Personal: Communications major; Born 1/28/89 in Media, Pa.; Oldest of three children of John and Mary Dempsey.

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