Villanova, Pa. -
Villanova senior safety Rob Rolle (Newfield, N.J./ Delsea H.S.) has been named to the Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America team.
Rolle is coming off a sensation junior season where he tied for the lead in all of FCS football in interceptions with seven to go with 63 total tackles which ranked fourth on the team. He also recorded two defensive touchdowns last year, including a 100-yard interception return and a three-yard fumble return. For his efforts last season, Rolle was named first team All-CAA and a first team All-American by Hero Sports.
Earlier this spring, Rolle was named a captain for the 2017 season.
Rolle and the Wildcats kickoff the 2017 season on Sept. 2, with a road game at Lehigh. Villanova returns 15 starters from last year’s team that went 9-4 overall and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs.