March 21, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley today announced the 2013 Wildcat team captains. Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Dan Shirey and senior defensive lineman Antoine Lewis will serve as co-captains for this year's team. This is the second straight season that Shirey will be a team captain.
Shirey medically redshirted last year due to an achilles tendon injury. As a junior in 2011 he garnered first team All-CAA acclaim. During his sophomore season in 2010, he was a third team All-League honoree. Before missing all of last season, Shirey had started 34 consecutive games.
Lewis was a 2012 first team All-CAA selection after tallying 50 tackles (29 solo, 21 assisted), 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up. During his freshman campaign in 2010, he earned third team All-CAA honors. For his career, Lewis has played in 36 games and registered 142 tackles (76 solo, 66 assisted) while accumulating 16.0 tackles for loss, four sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, one pass break-up and one blocked kick.
Villanova is scheduled for its fourth of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 19. Spring drills will run through April 18.