Temple lands five on Phil Steele all-Big East teams

Temple RB Matt Brown was named to Phil Steele's All-Big East preseason team. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Let the preseason honors begin for Temple.

Five Owls were named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Big East Conference teams.

The versatile Matt Brown was selected in three different positions.

As a punt returner, the senior joins junior defensive tackle Levi Brown on the all-conference second team.  Matt Brown was a third-team pick at running back and fourth-team kickoff returner.

Three other seniors -- offensive tackle Martin Wallace, safety Justin Gildea and punter Brandon McManus  --- also made the fourth-team.

Temple opens the season against Villanova on Aug. 31 in the Mayor’s Cup at Lincoln Financial Field.