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Chris Whitney

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warminster, Pa.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
11/01/1988

Villanova: Named to the preseason All-CAA first team; Nmaed to the preseason Walter Payton Watch List; Physical performer who plays with great intensity; Possesses good football instincts; Owns a career record of 25-5.

2009: Named first team All-CAA; Earned a spot on the CAA All-Academic Team; Started all 15 games and completed 159-of-246 (65.0%) for 1,936 yards with 18 touchdowns and four interceptions to go with 203 carries for a team-high 987 yards rushing and six touchdowns; Completed a career-high 24 passes in a career-best 35 attempts for a career-high 278 yards and two touchdowns at Temple; Completed 11-of-16 for 106 yards and two touchdowns to go with 14 carries for 130 yards and one score versus Lehigh; Completed 3-of-7 with one interception and had 12 carries for 15 yards at Penn; Went 7-of-11 for 84 yards and one score and had 10 carries for 98 yards and touchdown versus Northeastern; Completed 10-of-13 for 146 yards and one touchdown and 10 carries for 31 yards versus William & Mary; Posted a 10-of-17 passing effort for 109 yards and one score and had 19 rushes for 33 yard at New Hampshire; Completed 11-of-16 for 93 yards and a career-high tying three touchdowns to go with 18 carries for 97 yards at JMU; Rushed 17 times for 124 yards and went 11-of-15 for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception versus Rhode Island; Completed 21-of-34 for 277 yards with a career-high tying three touchdowns and one interception at Richmond; Completed 6-of-7 for 93 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass at Towson; Rushed 15 times for a career-high 138 yards and one touchdown to go with a 9-of-14 passing effort for 68 yards versus Delaware; Passed for 239 yards and one touchdown on 16-of-23 passing and had 10 carries for 62 yards and a score versus Holy Cross in first round of NCAA playoffs; Carried the ball 14 times for 58 yards and one touchdown and completed 3-of-5 for 44 yards against New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinals; Completed 7-of-20 for 98 yards and rushed 17 times for 37 yards and one score against William & Mary in NCAA semifinals; Completed 10-of-13 for 142 yards with one touchdown and one interception and had 16 carries for 102 yards (fifth career 100-yard rushing game) in National Championship game against Montana.

2008: Named to the CAA All-Academic Team; Started 10 of the 12 games he played in and completed 120-of-174 (69.0%) for 1,448 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions to go with 131 carries for 467 yards and four scores; Completed 4-of-4 for 48 yards and had seven carries for eight yards and a touchdown at West Virginia; Came off the bench to help lead Villanova to an overtime win at Penn by completing 1-of-2 for 10 yards and rushing four times for 25 yards, including one rushing score; Made first start of the season and helped Villanova upset No. 1 Richmond by completing 14-of-22 for 176 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushing for 17 yards on 12 carries; Completed a career-high 20 passes in a career-best 27 attempts for 186 yards and a career-high three touchdowns to go with 19 carries for 60 yards and a score at William & Mary; Went 10-of-12 for 163 yards and one score and had five carries for eight yards at Rhode Island before leaving the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury; One of his completions was a school-record 84-yard pass to Phil Atkinson for a touchdown; Credited with an 8-of-11 passing performance for 48 yards and one score and 12 carries for 65 yards versus James Madison; Completed 11-of-16 for 161 yards and two touchdowns and a career-high two interceptions to go with 14 rushes for 51 yards at Northeastern; Posted a 10-of-14 passing effort for 80 yards with one touchdown and one interception and 11 carries for 70 yards versus New Hampshire; Registered 212 yards passing on 14-of-23 and one touchdown throw to go with five carries for 37 yards against Towson; Rushed for a career-high 102 yards on a career-best 23 carries and one score to go with 10-of-16 passing for 65 yards at Delaware; Completed 5-of-7 for 86 yards and one touchdown and rushed six times for one yard versus Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs; Competed 13-of-20 passes for a career-high 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception and had 13 rushes for 23 yards in seond round of NCAA playoffs at JMU.

2007: Played in six games, starting in five; In the six games he completed 59-of-100 (59%) for 616 yards to go with five touchdowns and three interceptions: Also had 100 yards rushing on 71 carries and two touch-downs; Replaced the injured Antwon Young against William & Mary and completed 1-of-1 for 25 yards and a touchdown to go with two carries for 10 yards; Made first career start at Massachusetts and completed 9-of-17 for 134 yards with one touchdown and one interception to go with 21 rushes for 48 yards and one touchdown; Completed 8-of-16 for 56 yards and one interception to go with 10 carries for 14 yards; Was 13-of-24 for 186 yards (2 TD/1 int) to go with 16 carries for 64 yards at Richmond; Completed 16-of-21 for 116 yards and one score and had 12 rushes for -11 yards at Towson; Was 12-of-21 for 99 yards and had 10 carries for -25 yards and one score versus Delaware.

St. Joseph's Prep: First team All-Catholic League offense; First team All-Catholic League defense; Catholic League Red Division MVP; Philadelphia Daily News first team offense; First team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania offense; First team All-State; Selected to All-American game as a defensive back in Orlando, Fla.; Tex Flannery Scholar Athlete Award; Team MVP; Four-year honor roll student; Senior stats include 1,629 yards passing and 16 touchdowns.

Personal: Accounting major; Born 11/1/88 in Abington, Pa.; One of three children of Margaret and the late Rich Whitney; Brother, Rich, was a walk-on free safety at Notre Dame.

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