Wildcats rewarded for sensational season with 12 players on All-CAA squad
Villanova runs for 244 yards and four touchdowns, opens conference play with win
Team will take part in 15 practices through late April
James Pitts and Dan Shirey Highlight The List As First Team Honorees
Wildcat Linebacker Led The Team In Tackles
Villanova defeated Morgan State, 48-28, in its annual Homecoming Weekend game on October 25, 2014.
Villanova faced William & Mary at Zable Stadium in a road CAA contest on October 18, 2014.
Villanova hosted James Madison during Parents' Weekend on campus on September 20, 2014.
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: Will be in the linebacker playing time rotation ... Expected to bring leadership to this year's team ... Possesses good football instincts ... Plays the game with great intensity.
2014: Started 10 of the 12 games he played in and had 78 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Missed both playoff games due to injury ... Made two solo tackles at Syracuse ... Posted five total tackles and a tackle for loss versus Fordham ... Tallied nine total tackles and a tackles for loss versus James Madison ... Registered seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack at Penn ... Credited with five total stops at Maine ... Recorded nine tackles, one sack and a forced fumble versus Rhode Island ... Amassed 10 total tackles to go with 2.5 tackles for loss at William & Mary ... Made six total stops against Morgan State ... Tallied six total tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass break-up at Richmond ... Registered five total tackles versus Towson ... Posted a season-high 11 total tackles against Albany ... Had three tackles and his first career interception that was returned 72 yards at Delaware.
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 ... Enrolled as a Communications major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.