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Joe Sarnese
Joe  Sarnese


Ventnor, N.J.

High School:
Holy Spirit

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198




Sarnese Earns CAA Player of Week Honors

The Senior Led The Wildcats Last Week With 11 Total Tackles


Talley Records 200th Villanova Win with 35-6 Victory over Penn

Quarterback John Robertson tallied 398 Yards Of Total Offense


Andy Talley Named CAA Coach of the Year; Robertson is Top Offensive Rookie

Wildcats rewarded for sensational season with 12 players on All-CAA squad


Villanova/Delaware Post-Game Notes

Villanova 41, Delaware 10


Villanova Downs No. 9 JMU, 35-20

Kevin Monangai Surpasses The 1,000 Yard Rushing Mark


Football vs. Morgan State

Villanova defeated Morgan State, 48-28, in its annual Homecoming Weekend game on October 25, 2014.


Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova faced William & Mary at Zable Stadium in a road CAA contest on October 18, 2014.


Villanova vs. James Madison

Villanova hosted James Madison during Parents' Weekend on campus on September 20, 2014.


Villanova vs. Syracuse

Villanova opened the 2014 season against FBS and ACC member Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on August 29, 2014.


Villanova Football: 2014 Defense and Kicking Game

Meet the key players for the Wildcats on defense and in the kicking game heading into the 2014 season.

Villanova: Will serve as a team captain in 2014 ... Has good tackling skills ... Four-year starter who will provide leadership to the Wildcats defense ... Expected to be one of the team's top defensive players.

2013: Started 10 of the 11 games and had 46 tackles, two interceptions, twoo pass break-ups, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Missed the Fordham game due to injury ... Made eight tackles in the season opener at Boston College ... Tallied five tackles and a fumble recovery that was returned 36 yards against Stony Brook ... Posted six solo stops and two interceptions versus Penn ... Registered four tackles and a pass break-up against William & Mary ... Had five tackles and a forced fumble at Towson ... Recorded five solo stops at New Hampshire ... Credited with six total tackles versus Maine ... Tallied two assisted stops and a pass break-up against James Madison ... Had one solo tackle at Rhode Island ... Registered four tackles against Delaware.

2012: Named third team All-CAA: Started all 12 games and led the team in tackles with 81 (55 solo) to go with a team-high tying four interceptions, three pass break-ups and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Tallied seven solo tackles and one assisted stop at Temple ... Registered seven tackles, two tackles for loss and an interception versus Fordham ... Made five solo tackles and had an interception against Rhode Island ... Credited with four assisted tackles at Penn ... Posted five solo tackles, two assisted stops and a pass break-up at Maine ... Credited with 11 solo tackles and two assisted stops for a career-high 13 total tackles against Richmond ... Had four total tackles at Georgia State ... Tallied seven tackles and had an interception that was returned 22 yards against Towson ... Registered eight tackles and an interception that was returned 17 yards versus JMU ... Posted five solo tackles and one assisted stop at Delaware ... Made 12 total tackles at Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.

2011: Played in all 11 games, starting the final seven and had 62 tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and a pass break-up to go with seven kickoff returns for 148 yards ... Tallied three kickoff returns for 65 yards at Towson ... Registered 10 tackles (8 solo) and had two kickoff returns for 44 yards versus Monmouth ... Recorded seven tackles and a kickoff return for 21 yards versus Penn ... Posted five tackles in his first career start at William & Mary ... Totaled eight tackles, including seven solo stops and one kick return for 18 yards at New Hampshire ... Credited with a career-high 11 tackles at James Madison ... Made four solo tackles against Old Dominion ... Hadb one solo tackle versus Maine ... Tallied eight tackles and a forced fumble at Massachusetts ... Registered eight total stops and a pass breakup versus Delaware.

Holy Spirit High School: First team All-State ... First team All-South Jersey ... First team All-Conference ... South Jersey Defensive MVP ... Senior year stats included 93 tackles, five interceptions and nine receiving touchdowns.

Personal: Born 7/21/93 in Mt. Holly, N.J. ... Youngest of three children of the late Joseph and Jan Sarnese ... Father played football at Rowan University.