Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pierce, McManus are honorable-mention all-Americas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Temple tailback Bernard Pierce and punter Brandon McManus were named honorable-mention all-Americas by SI.com.

Pierce, McManus are honorable-mention all-Americas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Temple tailback Bernard Pierce and punter Brandon McManus were named honorable-mention all-Americas by SI.com.

Pierce, a 6-foot, 220-pound junior, has rushed for 1,381 yards and a school-record 25 touchdowns this season. He did that despite missing one game with a concussion, playing two others with a hamstring injury and being taken out in the third quarter of a number of games because Temple had huge leads.

McManus, a 6-3, 190-pound junior, ranks fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of 45.89 yards per punt. Not bad, considering this is his first season as a college punter.

He has 15 punts land inside opposing teams’ 20-yard line.

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The duo will lead the Owls (8-4) into Saturday's New Mexico Bowl game against Wyoming (8-4).

Click here to look at SI.com full listing.

About this blog
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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