#50 OL Dan Shirey
(RS) Senior, 6'3" 285 lbs.
2012 Stats: Shirey missed the season after suffering an achilles injury during spring practice.
Depth Chart Position: A captain, Shirey will slot back into his starting position at center and will be the leader of the offensive line.
How He Came To Villanova: Shirey attended Neshaminy High School where he was an All-League, All-State and Big 33 selection on the defensive side of the ball. Shirey transitioned to the offensive line early in his career and has made himself an All-American caliber player.
Expected Output In 2013: There weren't any reported issues with Shirey's achilles in spring ball, so we expect him to be healthy entering the season. Shirey was named a preseason 3rd Team All-American by TSN (and ironically left off the preseason CAA team), so he'll be expected to return to his pre-injury form and help what should be a dominating Villanova offensive line.