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Prowling The Roster: #30 Matt McCann

We're counting down the days to Villanova's season opener by profiling every player on the roster.

#30 SS Matt McCann

(RS) Sophomore, 5'9" 215 lbs.

Pittsburgh, PA

2012 Stats: McCann started at SS and recorded 36.5 tackles (29 solo, 15 assists), 1.5 TFL and, 0.5 sacks and defended 3 passes.

Depth Chart Position: McCann returns as the starter at strong safety after starting a season ago. He redshirted his freshman season in 2011, so he will have 3 seasons of eligibility left after this season.

How He Came To Villanova: McCann was an All-State selection at Keystone Oaks High School where he recorded a school record 465 tackles during his career.

Expected Output In 2013: McCann and Joe Sarnese return as starters in the defensive backfield for Villanova, and they'll need to lead a unit that will be deploying two new starters alongside them. McCann always seems to find himself around the ball and is a very strong tackler in run support. Expect him to be a mainstay all season long.