Babbaro finds his fit in Philly


It didn’t hit him when Villanova beat Montana last December in the FCS national championship game.

It didn’t hit him when he visited the White House with the team last week.

And it didn’t hit him when he shook Barack Obama’s hand.

“I don’t think it will hit me for a couple years, how big it really was,” said Wildcats senior Angelo Babbaro, a Canfield High graduate. “I still can’t believe we won a national championship.”

Babbaro, a former Mahoning County player of the year, chose the Wildcats over YSU five years ago — Villanova coach Andy Talley, who is 0-3 against the Penguins in the playoffs, joked that it made him “sick” to drive through Youngstown to get to Babbaro’s house — and has emerged as a multi-purpose threat for the defending champs.

Read the story in Tuesday’s Vindicator.

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