Temple linebacker Matakevich and defensive back Robey named to preseason all-conference team

Temple Owls linebacker Tyler Matakevich. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Temple sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich and junior defensive back Anthony Robey have been named to Athlon’s 2013 preseason American Athletic All-Conference teams.

Matakevich was named to the second team; Robey was named to the third team.

Last season as a true freshman, Matakevich was named to the Football Writers Association of America freshman All-America Team. He also was named the Big East Rookie of the year, and second team All-Conference. Matakevich was also honored as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year.

A two-year starter, Robey was named to the 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the 2012 Big East All-Academic Team. He was one of seven Owls last season to start every game.