Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rodriguez, Whitehead and McManus honored

Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez, outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead and placekicker/punter Brandon McManus all received College Football Performance Award honorable-mention honors on Sunday.

Rodriguez, Whitehead and McManus honored

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Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez, outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead and placekicker/punter Brandon McManus all received College Football Performance Award honorable-mention honors on Sunday.

Rodriguez caught two passes for a team-high 64 yards in Saturday’s 36-13 setback to Toledo. The senior's highlight was a 55-yard touchdown reception.

Whitehead finished the game with seven tackles – two for a loss – to go with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

McManus made 30- and 37-yard field goals against the Rockets. He also averaged 59 yards on his two punts.

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In other news, Temple running back Bernard Pierce was named a finalist for the Running Back Performance of the Year Award after rushing for five touchdowns and 149 yards last week against Maryland.

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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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