Sept. 24, 2007
Villanova University freshman safety John Dempsey has been named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week. Dempsey earns the award for his efforts in Saturday's 34-14 win over the Penn Quakers.
In the victory, Dempsey tallied a team-high tying six tackles, two interceptions, one sack, one tackle for loss and a pass break-up. As a team, the Villanova defense tied a school record with seven interceptions.
After four games this season, Dempsey has 14 total tackles, two interceptions, two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass break-up.
The 6-0, 205 pound Dempsey is a native of Secane, Pa., and a 2007 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School.