Saturday, December 20, 2014

Layton, Smith garner AAC honors

Temple football players Paul Layton and Nate D. Smith earned recognition from the American Athletic Conference for their play over the weekend.

Layton, Smith garner AAC honors

Temple linebacker Nate D. Smith. (Ed Hill/Staff Photographer)
Temple linebacker Nate D. Smith. (Ed Hill/Staff Photographer)

Temple football players Paul Layton and Nate D. Smith earned recognition from the American Athletic Conference for their play over the weekend.

Layton, a senior punter, was named Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 45.3 yards on seven punts in the Owls’ 33-14 homecoming victory over Army. Layton ranks second in the AAC in punting average at 45.1 yards per punt.

Smith, a sophomore linebacker, garnered honorable mention honors for his play in the Owls’ first victory of the season.   Smith had nine tackles and returned a 19-yard fumble for a score in the second quarter. 

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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.

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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