Wednesday, May 27, 2015

McManus garners Big East honor

Temple placekicker/punter Brandon McManus was named the Big East special teams player of the week on Monday.

McManus garners Big East honor

Temple kicker Brandon McManus. (Photo courtesy Temple University)
Temple kicker Brandon McManus. (Photo courtesy Temple University)

Temple placekicker/punter Brandon McManus was named the Big East special teams player of the week on Monday.

The senior scored 11 points in Friday's 41-10 Mayor's Cup victory over Villanova.

McManus kicked field goals of 24 and 31 yards to extend his Temple career field goals record to 48. The North Penn High School product also averaged 44.2 yards on two punts.

Owls free safety Vaughn Carraway was also mentioned.

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The fifth-year senior was named to the conference's weekly honor roll after recording three tackles, returning an interception 57 yards for a touchdown and forcing a fumble.

Meanwhile, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib (Malvern Prep) is the Big East offensive player of the week. Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood is the defensive player of the week.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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