Meet the key players for the Wildcats on defense and in the kicking game heading into the 2014 season.
Villanova defeated local rival Penn, 35-6, on September 28, 2013 at Villanova Stadium.
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: Provides the Wildcats with size and strength along the defensive line ... Has the potential to be a dominant CAA nose guard ... Plays the game with great passion and energy.
2013: Played in all 11 games and had 19 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one pass break-up ... Tallied an assisted tackle at Fordham ... Recorded two solo tackles versus Stony Brook ... Tallied four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack versus Penn ... Posted one solo stop against William & Mary ... Had one solo stop and a tackle for loss versus Towson ... Made two solo tackles and a pass break-up at New Hampshire ... Posted one solo stop versus Maine ... Registered four tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack at James Madison ... Credited with one solo stop and a tackle for loss at Rhode Island ... Recorded two tackles and a tackle for loss against Delaware.
2012: Played in all 12 games and had 13 tackles and one tackle for loss ... Made one solo stop at Temple ... Tallied one solo tackle and one assisted stop versus Fordham ... Credited with one assisted tackle against Rhode Island ... Registered two solo tackles at Penn ... Posted three tackles and a tackle for loss versus Richmond ... Had one assisted tackle at Old Dominion ... Recorded one assisted tackle at Georgia State ... Made one solo tackle versus Towson ... Tallied one solo tackle at Delaware.
2011: Played in the last four games of the season ... Had one assisted tackle and one solo stop versus Old Dominion ... Posted one assisted tackle against Maine.
University School: All-State honoree ... First team All-County ... Sun Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year ... Team captain ... Senior year stats included 99 tackles, 19 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Personal: Born 2/26/92 in Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Rhonda Drakeford.