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Ross Ventrone

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Last College:
Pittsburgh

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 190

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
09/27/1986

Villanova: Team's returning interception leader; Will provide leadership for the Wildcat defense; Hard worker with a good feel for the game.

2008: Played in all 13 games and registered 61 total tackles (35 solo/26 assisted), a team-best four interceptions and one fumble recovery; Made four solo tackles and four assisted stops in season opener at West Virginia; Recorded two solo stops, one assisted tackle and an interception that was returned 31 yards versus Lehigh; Credited with five total tackles and a fumble recovery against Penn; Tallied three solo tackles and an assisted stop versus Richmond; Posted two tackles and an interception at William & Mary; Had one solo tackle at Rhode Island; Made four assisted tackles against James Madison; Registered three solo tackles and two assisted stops at Northeastern; Totaled five solo tackles against New Hampshire; Recorded five tackles against Towson; Credited with four assisted tackles and two interceptions at Delaware; Made four solo tackles and two assisted stops versus Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs; Registered five solo stops and four assisted tackles against JMU in second round of NCAA playoffs.

2007: Played in all 11 games and had 64 total tackles (third on team), five pass break-ups and one interception; Tallied three total tackles and a pass break-up versus Maryland; Registered three solo tackles and a pass break-up versus Lehigh; Posted two solo stops versus Maine; Credited with two solo tackles and one assisted stop versus Penn; Amassed 10 total tackles and ½ tackle for loss versus JMU; Made a team-best eight tackles and had one pass break-up versus William & Mary; Totaled 10 tackles at Massachusetts; Had five solo stops and four assisted tackles against Hofstra; Registered seven solo tackles and one assisted stop at Richmond; Recorded six total tackles, one interception and two pass break-ups at Towson; Posted two solo stops against Delaware.

Personal: Communications major; One of three children of Ray and Denise Ventrone; Brother, Ray, played at Villanova from 2001-04 and is currently a member of the New England Patriots; Sister, Dana, ran track at the University of Buffalo; Born 9/27/86.

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