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Villanova Football’s Jaquan Amos named FCS National Defensive Player of the Week

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The cornerback’s efforts at Colgate were the nation’s best over two weeks of college football.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! Junior cornerback Jaquan Amos is so good at football that even when he doesn’t play he’s the best defensive player in the FCS. Kidding aside, Amos’s 7 tackles and defensive touchdown against Colgate two weekends ago have earned him the season’s first FCS National Defensive Player of the Week.

And of course if you win the national award, your conference is likely to follow suit as well. Amos was also named the season’s first CAA Defensive Player of the Week!

As great as the individual accomplishment is, football is still a team sport. Well good news, the whole team also had reason to celebrate as the Wildcats jumped into the STATS FCS Poll at #24. The team had previously been in the “receiving votes” category, effectively placing them tied for 42nd overall. That’s one heck of a jump after just one game!

The Wildcats will look to keep that momentum going this Saturday night in their season opener against Lehigh University. Go Cats Go!

In other “news”, former Villanova basketball player Chuck Kornegay became a HS Athletic Director, undrafted free agent Ethan Greenidge earned a spot on the Saints’ active roster, and Ryan Arcidiacono gives life guarding a try... kind of. Enjoy!

Villanova Football

VILLANOVA’S AMOS EARNS NATIONAL HONORS | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University junior corner Jaquan Amos (Philadelphia, Pa./ Northeast High School) has been named both the FCS Stats National Defensive Player of the Week

Villanova’s Amos earns pair of honors | delcotimes.com
Villanova’s Jaquan Amos picked up a couple of honors even though the Wildcats were off last week.

Top five unchanged in STATS FCS Top 25 | FCS Football
Villanova jumps into the rankings at #24 after a win over Colgate last week.

FCS Rankings: Top 25 Power Poll Following Week 1 | Athlon Sports
The first week of the FCS season always has to be viewed with perspective because many ranked teams will lose games to FBS opponents. The power rankings have Villanova jumping in at #18.

NBA Wildcats

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NFL Wildcats

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Seahawks cut LB Austin Calitro, bring back FB Nick Bellore | seattlepi.com
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Bucs Claim RB T.J. Logan, Add Two to Practice Squad | Buccaneers.com
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Villanova Alumni

Former Villanova player Chuck Kornegay named new Topsail AD | Wilmington Star News
The eastern North Carolina native, who had basketball stints at N.C. State and the Philadelphia-area school, takes over for Jeff Fipps

PHOTOS: Former Villanova player now Topsail athletic director | Wilmington Star News
Chuck Kornegay, who suited up for Villanova basketball in the 1990s, was named the new athletic director at Topsail on Friday.

Villanova Athletics

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Wildcats Tested in Five-Set Victory | Villanova University Athletics
Fort Worth, Texas -- The Villanova Wildcats (2-0) were given all they could handle by the High Point Panthers (1-2) Saturday afternoon, but were able to prevail

Villanova Adjacent

LMSD Finalizes Villanova Land Purchase For Playing Fields | Ardmore, PA Patch
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CHESTER — Practice was just under way and the face of Widener wide receiver/return specialist James Gillespie was already covered in sweat. He didn’t mind, though. The senior from Archbishop.