Wildcats rewarded for sensational season with 12 players on All-CAA squad
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Team will take part in 15 practices through late April
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Wildcat Linebacker Led The Team In Tackles
Meet the key players for the Wildcats on defense and in the kicking game heading into the 2014 season.
Villanova finished 8-4 (6-2) in 2012
Villanova defeated Rhode Island, 31-10, in its CAA opener on September 15, 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: Expected to see playing time at linebacker ... Physical performer who plays with great intensity ... Has a good feel for the game.
2013: Missed the entire season due to injury.
2012: Played in 11 games and had 47 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Recorded six solo tackles and a tackle for loss versus Temple ... Posted four tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against Fordham ... Credited with four solo tackles, one assisted stop and two tackles for loss versus Rhode Island ... Registered six total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack at Penn ... Had three tackles at Maine ... Made four assisted tackles and one stop versus Richmond ... Tallied one solo stop at Georgia State ... Totaled seven tackles against Towson ... Had two tackles versus James Madison ... Registered three solo tackles and two assisted stops at Delaware ... Had three tackles against Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.
2011: Named the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year and third team All-Conference ... Earned ECAC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors ... Finalist for the Jerry Rice Award which goes to the top freshman in FCS football ... Started all 11 games and had a team-high 92 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a pass break-up ... Made nine tackles in collegiate debut at Temple ... Tallied 10 tackles at Towson ... Posted eight tackles, one sack and a tackle for loss against Monmouth ... Registered nine tackles at Penn ... Recorded 10 tackles versus William & Mary ... Credited with seven tackles at New Hampshire ... Made six assisted stops at James Madison ... Totaled a career-high 12 tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss versus Old Dominion ... Registered five tackles against Maine ... Tallied nine total stops at Massachusetts ... Posted seven tackles against Delaware.
Shawnee High School: Two-time All-State honoree ... First team All-Conference ... First team All-South Jersey ... Super 100 All-State team ... 2009 Burlington County Times Defensive MVP ... Tallied 365 career tackles.
Personal: Born 9/2/92 in Voorhees, N.J. ... Middle of three children of Mitch and Dawn Lucas.