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Owls land eight on Phil Steele's all-MAC teams

Let the preseason honors begin for the Temple Owls.

Owls land eight on Phil Steele's all-MAC teams


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.

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Temple, under the guidance of first-year coach Steve Addazio, opens the season against Villanova on Sept. 1 in the third annual Mayor’s Cup at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls return 13 starters from last season’s 8-4 squad.

_  Keith Pompey

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.

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