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Dan Silva
Dan  Silva


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Saint Augustine

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220



VILLANOVA: Will see playing time at linebacker; Hard worker who plays with a wealth of emotion; Has shown great improvement throughout his Villanova career.

2003: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team; Played in all 11 games and tallied 24 tackles, four tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, one pass break-up and one sack; Recorded two solo tackles and a sack in the season opener versus Hampton; Registered four solo tackles and two assisted tackles in win over Temple; Made one solo stop versus Northeastern; Credited with four solo tackles against James Madison; Had five total tackles at Rhode Island; Tallied one solo tackle versus UMass; Made two solo tackles and two assisted stops at Richmond; Made one assisted stop at Maine; Recorded two solo tackles and one tackle for loss in season finale against Delaware.

2002: Tallied 27 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one pass break-up; Had four tackles and two sacks at Rutgers; Credited with a fumble recovery at Colgate; Recorded one tackle and a fumble recovery versus Maine; Tallied two solo tackles and an assisted tackle at JMU; Had one solo tackle and a tackle for loss versus Penn; Registered one assisted tackle and a forced fumble versus William & Mary; Totaled four solo tackles and two sacks against Rhode Island; Recorded four total tackles and a sack at Delaware; Had one solo tackle versus Furman; Made one solo stop against Fordham; Registered two solo stops and a fumble recovery at McNeese State.

2001: Saw limited playing time.

2000: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Graduated in May, 2004; Currently pursuing his MBA; One of three boys of Frank and Lynn Silva; Older brother, Billy, played football at Northwestern, while younger brother, Michael, is currently a member of the Stanford University football team; Born 2/5/82 in San Diego, Calif.