Let the preseason honors begin for the Temple Owls.
Eight Temple football players were named Monday to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Mid-American Conference teams.
Junior running back Bernard Pierce, senior defensive end Adrian Robinson and senior tight end Evan Rodriquez were first-team selections.
Junior running back Matt Brown, junior placekicker Brandon McManus and senior offensive lineman John Palumbo garnered third-team honors. And senior linebacker Tahir Whitehead along with senior kickoff returner James Nixon made the fourth team.