Trio of Villanova players have excelled in competition as well as academically
Defense gains five turnovers as Villanova wins in Amherst for first time since 1978
Villanova 35, Massachusetts 17
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: Experienced performer who is slated as a starter at cornerback ... Possesses good football instincts ... Has the ability to be a playmaker for the Villanova defense.
2011: Started nine of the 11 games he played in and had 62 tackles, three pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries ... Tallied 10 tackles at Temple ... Made eight total stops at Towson ... Registered seven tackles and two pass break-ups against Monmouth ... Posted four tackles against Penn ... Missed the New Hampshire game due to a shoulder injury ... Credited with seven tackles at James Madison ... Recorded four solo tackles versus Old Dominion ... Made one solo tackle against Maine ... Totaled a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) to go with two fumble recoveries and a pass break-up at Massachusetts ... Had nine tackles, including eight solo stops against Delaware.
2010: Saw the majority of playing time in eight games on special teams and had 10 solo stops, three assisted tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Made one solo tackle and one assisted stop at Maine ... Credited with two solo tackles versus Richmond ... Recorded one solo tackle versus New Hampshire ... Registered one solo tackle and a forced fumble at Delaware ... Had two solo tackles, one assisted stop and a fumble recovery at Stephen F. Austin in second round of NCAA playoffs ... Tallied one solo tackle at Appalachian State in NCAA quarterfinals ... Amassed two solo tackles, one assisted stop and a forced fumble at Eastern Washington in NCAA semifinals.
Oakcrest High School: First Team All-League ... First Team All-South Jersey Group 4 ... South Jersey Scholar-Athlete ... Team captain ... 2010 Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Civil Engineering major ... Born 10/18/91 in Mays Landing, N.J. ... Grandson of Shirley James.