Nova's White out for the season

Villanova wide receiver Norman White tries to get past Stephen F. Austin State University defenders during a playoff game at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas, Saturday Dec. 4, 2010. Villlanova won the second round FCS playoff game 54-24. (AP Photo/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew Rogers)(AP Photo/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew Rogers)

Before the opening kickoff of the Mayor's Cup Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field,  Villanova announced that senior wide receiver Norman White will sit out the season due to a foot injury.

White will redshirt and return next year.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Hammonton. N.J., made first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association last year after catching 69 passes for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"We are very disappointed for Norman," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said in a statement. "He is a premier player in our league who looked poised for another big season. The silver lining is that we will be able to get Norman healthy and have him back next year."

-- Kevin Tatum