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.
Andy Talley Previews Eighth Week on CAA Football Teleconference Call
During the eighth weekly CAA Football teleconference of the season on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley gave his thoughts on the Wildcats’ game against Richmond and how the team is preparing to play Albany this week at home.
Austin Calitro Motivated to Lead as Wildcats Defense Thrives
Despite losing a number of key players to injury throughout the 2015 season, Villanova still carried a 6-4 record into its final game at nationally-ranked James Madison. A winning record for the 13th time in the last 15 years was already guaranteed, but the Wildcats had much more on their minds. A share of the CAA Football regular season title and a possible berth in the FCS playoffs were on the line. Villanova would fall to the Dukes, 38-29, in what turned out to be their season finale, but senior linebacker Austin Calitro (Danbury, Conn.) looks back on the opportunities the Wildcats created for themselves in that game as one of the team’s greatest achievements during his career.
Wildcats Win Streak Ends in 23-0 Defeat at No. 6 Richmond
In a matchup between the top two defensive teams in the league, No. 13 Villanova (5-2, 3-1 CAA Football) was limited to 222 yards of total offense and was shut out for the first time since 2004 in a 23-0 loss to No. 6 Richmond (6-1, 3-1 CAA Football) at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both defenses played well in the contest but the Wildcats saw their five-game winning streak come to an end in their first game against a nationally-ranked opponent this season.
Wildcats to Face Richmond Live on CSN Philly Saturday Afternoon
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Two nationally-ranked conference opponents are set to face each other on Saturday afternoon when No. 13 Villanova (5-1, 3-0 CAA Football) travels to No. 6 Richmond (5-1, 2-1 CAA Football) for a game that will be televised live in Philadelphia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Comcast SportsNet is broadcasting the game, which will air on CSN Philly, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY. Kickoff at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium in Richmond is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Andy Talley Previews Seventh Week on CAA Football Teleconference Call
During the seventh weekly CAA Football teleconference of the season on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley gave his thoughts on the Wildcats’ conference home win against Rhode Island and how the team is preparing to play Richmond on the road this weekend.
Win Streak at Five as Wildcats Blank Rhode Island, 35-0
A fast start out of the gates for the second straight week propelled No. 14 Villanova (5-1, 3-0 CAA Football) to a 35-0 victory over Rhode Island (1-5, 0-3 CAA Football) at Villanova Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Three touchdowns in the first quarter forged a big lead for the Wildcats, who have now won five straight games by an average margin of 22.2 points. Five different players wound up scoring touchdowns in the win.
Wildcats Look to Continue Winning Ways against Rhode Island
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After playing consecutive road games the past two weeks, 14th-ranked Villanova (4-1, 2-0 CAA Football) returns home on Saturday afternoon riding a four-game winning streak. Next up for the Wildcats is Rhode Island (1-4, 0-2 CAA Football), who visits Villanova Stadium on Saturday for a 12 p.m. kickoff. The game will be broadcast live by American Sports Network and can be seen in the Philadelphia area on The Comcast Network, as well as on several regional carriers nationwide.
American Sports Network to Broadcast Saturday's Football Game
Saturday afternoon's home football game against Rhode Island will be broadcast by the American Sports Network and can be seen in the Philadelphia area on The Comcast Network. Villanova kicks off against the Rams beginning at 12 p.m. from Villanova Stadium, and several regional networks around the country will pick up the live feed. In addition to The Comcast Network, the game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and on SNY among other carriers.