Wildcats Picked Second In Preseason Poll
Robertson completes 17-of-18 passes as Villanova rolls to fourth straight win
Sophomore quarterback had 398 yards of total offense in 35-6 win over Penn
Quarterback John Robertson tallied 398 Yards Of Total Offense
Six Wildcats earn Preseason All-Conference Honors at CAA Media Day
Villanova opened the 2014 season against FBS and ACC member Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on August 29, 2014.
Meet the key players for the Wildcats on the offensive side of the ball heading into the 2014 season.
Villanova played Maine on Homecoming weekend at Villanova Stadium on October 26, 2013.
Villanova defeated No. 3 Towson in a nationally-televised game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on October 12, 2013.
Villanova defeated local rival Penn, 35-6, on September 28, 2013 at Villanova Stadium.
Villanova: Named the preseason CAA Offensive Player of the Year ... Elite player who will be a national player of the year candidate ... Outstanding runner with good passing skills ... Has a winning attitude and an outstanding work ethic.
2013: Named second team All-CAA ... Set a school record for highest completion percentage in a season at 68.4 percent (169-of-247) ... Started all 11 games and threw for 1,957 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions ... Also rushed 217 times for 1,405 yards and 20 scores ... Completed 16-of-25 passes for 158 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and had 13 carries for 94 yards at Boston College ... Was 12-of-21 for 164 yards and had 10 rushes for 28 yards and two scores at Fordham ... Went 9-of-12 for 140 yards and a touchdown and ran 20 times for 119 yards and a touchdown versus Stony Brook ... Completed 19-of-28 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns, and carried 15 times for 132 yards and a score against Penn ... Threw for 154 yards by completing 21-of-28 passes and had 18 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary ... Set a school record for highest completion percentage in a game at 94.4 percent (17-of-18 for 182 yards with two touchdowns) to go with a career-high 32 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns at Towson ... Ran for a career-high 256 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries and completed 15-of-17 passes for 122 yards at New Hampshire ... Tallied a second straight 200-yard rushing performance with 22 carries for 214 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, to go with a 13-of-22 passing effort for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception versus Maine ... Completed 20-of-37 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while carrying 17 times for 44 yards at James Madison ... Had 12 carries for 133 yards and a career-high tying four touchdowns, and completed 8-of-11 passes for 179 yards and an interception at Rhode Island ... Completed 19-of-28 passes for 252 yards with three touchdowns and one interception to go with 31 rushes for 165 yards and a touchdown versus Delaware.
2012: Won the Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in FCS football ... Earned both the CAA and ECAC Offensive Rookie of the Year Award ... Named third team All-CAA ... Played in 12 games, starting in 11 and completed 152-of-253 for 1,965 yards to go with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions and had 189 carries for 1,021 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Came off the bench in the season opener at Temple and completed 9-of-17 for 135 yards to go with 15 carries for 78 yards and one touchdown ... Made first career start against Fordham and completed 8-of-17 for 78 yards and one touchdown and had 14 carries for 46 yards and one score ... Tallied 11 rushes for 63 yards and one score and completed 14-of-27 for 171 yards versus Rhode Island ... Threw for 213 yards and one touchdown by completing 13-of-20 and had eight carries for 55 yards and one score at Penn ... Completed 11-of-16 for 128 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to go with 14 rushes for 79 yards and one score at Maine ... Completed 24-of-38 for a career-high 308 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions and tallied his first career 100-yard rushing game with 117 yards on 18 carries versus Richmond ... Ran for a career-best 189 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high 24 rushes and completed 10-of-18 for 151 yards and one score at Old Dominion ... Completed 8-of-11 for 96 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to go with 11 carries for 87 yards and one score at Georgia State ... Threw for 216 yards and a career-high four touchdowns by completing 17-of-23 and had 21 carries for 27 yards and one score versus Towson ... Went 8-of-14 for 141 yards and one touchdown to go with 21 rushes for 61 yards and two scores versus JMU ... Completed 15-of-21 for 193 yards and one touchdown and carried 17 times for 134 yards and one score at Delaware ... Completed 15-of-31 for 135 yards with two interceptions and had 15 carries for 85 yards and one touchdown at Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.
2011: Redshirted ... Prior to redshirting the season appeared in the season opener at Temple and had one rush for one yard.
Paramus High School: First Team All-County ... Three-time first team All-League selection ... Second team All-State ... Second team All-Metro.
Personal: Born 3/30/93 in Paramus, N.J. ... Younger of two children of John and Diana Robertson.