71 Ben Ijalana
Ben  Ijalana


Hainesport, N.J.

High School:
Rancocas Valley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 320



Villanova: One of the top lineman in the country; Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List; Named to the Walter Payton Award pre-season nominee list; Earned first team pre-season All-CAA honors; Has started all 39 games of his career; Possesses good size and strength along with outstanding feet.

2009: Started all 15 games at left tackle; Named first team All-CAA for the second straight season; Earned first team All-America honors by both the Sports Network and Walter Camp Foundation; Garnered second team Associated Press All-America honors.

2008: Named first team All-CAA; Started all 13 games at offensive tackle.

2007: Started all 11 games at offensive tackle as a true freshman.

Rancocas Valley High School: Burlington County Times All-County; Trentonian second team All-Area; Second team All-South Jersey; District champion in wrestling.

Personal: Criminal Justice major; Born 8/6/89 in New Brunswick, N.J.; One of five children of Festus and Elizabeth Ijalana.

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