Sunday, February 14, 2016

Owls' first-string offense loaded with freshmen

An already young Temple team will become younger on Saturday against South Florida.

Owls' first-string offense loaded with freshmen


An already young Temple team will become younger on Saturday against South Florida.

“I looked on the field today. There were four freshmen, two redshirt freshmen starting on offense,” Owls coach Steve Addazio said Tuesday.

Actually, there were four freshmen, a redshirt freshman and two sophomores getting reps with the first unit.

Left tackle Zach Hooks was the redshirt freshman. Wideouts Khalif Herbin, Sam Benjamin and Romond Deloatch and right guard Kyle Friend were the true freshmen.  Wideout Jalen Fitzpatrick and fullback Kenny Harper were the sophomores.

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Defensively,  the Owls (1-2) start redshirt freshmen nose tackle Hershey Walton and middle linebacker Nate D. Smith and true freshman outside linebacker Brandon Chudnoff.

Hooks and Smith started every game this season.

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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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