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  01/21/21 - RaVon BonnerrSr/2022, Temple, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Joining the Owls from the University of Illinois is senior running back Ra'Von Bonner. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native played three seasons for the Fighting Illini. Prior to opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, he accumulated 822 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns over three seasons and was the Illini's second leading rusher in 2018. Bonner had a breakout performance in 2018 against Iowa with 96 rushing yards on 21 carries. He will be a major contributor to the Owls backfield in 2021. - Temple Football

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  12/17/20 - Jadan BluerJr/2022, Temple, 6-0, 185 (DS#4 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): WR Jadan Blue, Temple,...Blue led the receiving corps for the Owls this year, leading the team in all major statistical categories. Blue finished the season with 41 receptions totaling 381 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while also handling kick return duties. The redshirt junior recorded at least four receptions in every game this season. Blue had back-to-back standout games against USF (9-60-2) and Memphis (13-120-3) in which he tied his career-high in receptions and set a new career-high in receiving TDs, making him the first Temple receiver to have 3 or more receiving TDs in a single game since Robby Anderson did so in 2013. For the season, Blue ranked second in the conference in receptions per game (6.8) while also ranking in the top five in touchdowns per game (0.8). - Temple Football

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  12/14/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  UGA football's initial 2020 starting quarterback has settled on a new home. D'Wan Mathis will transfer and continue his career at Temple, the redshirt freshman announced via Twitter Monday. "The things I've been through, the relationships that I made at UGA will forever be with me," Mathis wrote. "I will miss my brothers on this football team." Mathis completed 12 of 30 passes with three interceptions and one touchdown this season. He started the Bulldogs season-opener at Arkansas before being replaced by Stetson Bennett. - Online Athens

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  12/07/20 - RaVon BonnerrSr/2022, Temple, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Former Sycamore High School football standout Ra'Von Bonner, who opted out of the 2020 season at Illinois, has committed to play for the Temple Owls. "I committed to Temple," Bonner said by text Monday morning. "I'll be playing my fifth year there." The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Bonner cited "having people that I trust" as the key reason he was drawn to Temple. He played three seasons at Illinois before opting out of the current season over the summer. Bonner has his degree from Illinois and was on scholarship this past fall despite opting out of the 2020 season with coronavirus concerns back in July. That seemingly put him out of favor at Illinois and Bonner entered the NCAA transfer portal in early November. - Cincinnati.com

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  12/02/20 - Iverson ClementrSo/2023, Temple, 5-11, 200 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Florida redshirt sophomore running back Iverson Clement has entered the transfer portal. Clement, a four-star recruit from Mount Holly, N.J., rushed for 94 yards on 12 carries in three years with the Gators. He's appeared in five games this season, carrying the ball five times for 29 yards. He joins safety Quincy Lenton in the portal from UF. Lenton put his name in the portal last month and did not play for the Gators in 2020. Clement played running back in all three seasons at UF, but lined up at another position as an early enrollee in 2018. Due to injures that spring, he moved to safety. Clement also played on special teams. - Gainesville Sun

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  12/02/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Coach Kirby Smart said Monday he wanted Mathis, a redshirt freshman from Oak Park, to continue his career at Georgia, where JT Daniels has emerged as the starter. "I am excited to see his future," Smart said of Mathis. "He's going to be a really good football player. We want him to stay here. There's no doubt we want him to stay here. We have encouraged him to stay here. But I also respect that is his decision, and we are going to help him every way we can with a transition. I think he's got a bright future."

Mathis committed to Michigan State in 2017 but flipped to Ohio State after getting an offer from the Buckeyes. But when Ohio State secured the transfer of Justin Fields from Georgia, Mathis flipped again to the Bulldogs and enrolled in January 2019. Reached by The Detroit News on Monday, Mathis was asked if transferring to Michigan State was on the table. "It's an option but I'm just not sure," he said. "I'm leaving all my options open. I'm not really sure when I'm going to make a decision." - Detroit News


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  12/01/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  D'Wan Mathis is officially in the NCAA transfer portal, giving other programs the ability to contact the Georgia quarterback about continuing his college football career elsewhere. The news about Mathis moving on broke Saturday night before Georgia's game against South Carolina when he wasn't on the trip. "He didn't want to be a distraction for the team and he was very hurt and disappointed things came out before the game," coach Kirby Smart said Monday. "That bothered him...He wanted it to come out today when he entered the portal." Mathis, a redshirt freshman from Belleville, Mich,, started the season opener at Arkansas after grad transfer Jamie Newman opted out in the preseason. Mathis struggled in the game and was replaced by Stetson Bennett who helped rally Georgia to the win.

Bennett held the starting job for the next five games, but Southern Cal transfer JT Daniels replaced him against Mississippi State and has a strong hold on the job after wins the last two weeks. "D'Wan is a great quarterback and we really will miss D'Wan," defensive lineman Travon Walker said. "JT just stepped into the role at a time he really needed to and helped the team out a loud. It's really hard at the quarterback position to be able to get that chance. You've just got to take advantage of the chance that you do get." Mathis redshirted last season after undergoing surgery for a brain cyst in May of 2019. - Athens Daily Banner


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  11/30/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Quarterback D'Wan Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia's starter, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart said Monday he wanted Mathis, a redshirt freshman, to continue his career at Georgia, where JT Daniels has emerged as the starter. "I am excited to see his future," Smart said of Mathis. "He's going to be a really good football player. We want him to stay here. There's no doubt we want him to stay here. We have encouraged him to stay here. But I also respect that is his decision, and we are going to help him every way we can with a transition. I think he's got a bright future."

Mathis, a redshirt freshman, was not with the Bulldogs for Saturday's 45-16 win at South Carolina on Saturday. That led to questions that Mathis might enter the transfer portal as the Bulldogs prepare for this week's game against Vanderbilt. Smart said Mathis "has handled everything first class." "Every conversation he's had with me has been the right way," Smart said. "He did not want to be a distraction for the team, and he was very hurt and disappointed that things came out before the game. That bothered him because he did not want to be a distraction for the team." Mathis could not hold the starting job after winning a preseason competition after Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman, the projected starter, opted out of the season. - AP College Football


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  11/27/20 - Daniel ArchibongrSr/2021, Temple, 6-5, 300 (DS#61 DT) + More +

  This wasn't how graduate student Dan Archibong envisioned this year at Temple, a season of losing. Temple has regularly lost games and players to injury and to COVID-19 protocols. Through seven games for the 1-6 Owls, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound defensive tackle is one of five Temple players to start all seven games. The others are defensive tackle Ifeanyi Maijeh, linebacker William Kwenkeu, receiver Branden Mack, and center C.J. Perez. Mack won't play Saturday in an American Athletic Conference game against No. 7 Cincinnati after suffering a thumb injury that will require surgery. So Temple has a small group of regulars who have made it through this strange season. In an added twist, Archibong got in on a few plays at tight end Saturday during a 28-3 loss to East Carolina.

"Showing that versatility is always good, especially for the next level," Archibong said after the game. In this lost season, Archibong has at least delivered a sufficient amount of tape for NFL scouts. No doubt they will look at him playing a second position for a team going nowhere as a positive, still fighting amid this frustration season. Archibong's stats aren't eye-popping. He has 22 tackles, including 3 1/2 for losses. and two sacks. He also has a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Yet he often occupies multiple blockers. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News


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  11/21/20 - Will Rodgers IIISr/2022, Temple, 6-4, 249 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  For the third time in two months, someone who was counted on to play an integral role for the Washington State defense has opted to enter the NCAA's transfer portal. According to Rivals.com, Cougars senior "edge" Will Rodgers III, a 19-game starter the last two seasons and a starter in the team's season opener two weeks ago, entered the portal on Monday. Rodgers hasn't confirmed the news personally, but one day after WSU's 43-29 loss to No. 11 Oregon at Martin Stadium, the defensive lineman posted a tweet with a peace sign emoji and nothing else. Though Rodgers got a starting nod in the opener, the Cougars started Ron Stone Jr. at the "edge" position in the Oregon game. WSU rotates its defensive linemen frequently, so Rodgers still saw playing time, though the senior left the field for the injury tent in the fourth quarter and eventually retreated to the locker room. Rodgers had two assisted tackles in the opener, but none in WSU's most recent game. - Spokesman-Review

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  10/19/20 - Randle JonesrSr/2022, Temple, 6-0, 185 (DS#109 WR) + More +

  OCT 19 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Randle Jones, Temple, Gr., WR,...Had eight catches for a game-high 81 yards, including seven receptions that went for first downs and a 13-yard touchdown that accounted for the winning margin in a 39-37 win against USF. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  Temple's starting tight end from last season, Kenny Yeboah, transferred to Ole Miss, where he has played well with 15 receptions for 355 yards and four touchdowns. The Owls got an impressive performance from his replacement, redshirt sophomore David Martin-Robinson. Known as DMR, the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder had five receptions for 72 yards against Navy. Last year in 13 games, Martin-Robinson had five receptions for 64 yards. "DMR played his best game since he's been at Temple and he's a dynamic dude," Carey said. "I know, Kenny's down there at Ole Miss doing good things and he's a good player too. But DMR, he had five catches for 70- some yards and blocked [well]... He's a really good player." - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News

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  09/28/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Georgia stated freshman quarterback D'Wan Mathis, but he was pulled in the second quarter after going 6-of-13 passing for 37 yards with an interception and also having some mental errors. Smart brought in Stetson Bennett, who jump-started the offense and finished the day 20-of-29 passing for 211 yards and two touchdowns. "We were on the headphones and we talked, "Smart said. "We were struggling and we didn't have a lot of rhythm. Felt like we needed to change things up. I don't know how many drives we were into, played five maybe six, however many it was, before we went to Stetson. I thought he would give us some energy.

"There are things he can do well. He is different than D'Wan. He has experience and he gave us a spark. That helped us out. He was very decisive with the ball and makes good decisions. He understands what the defense is trying to do to him. "I think getting to watch a little bit of the game helped him. Right now, going forward, we will decide how we go forward. We will go back and watch the tape. "Not all those things that went wrong were D'Wan's fault. I know a lot of people blamed D'Wan or whatever. But at the end of the day it is on all of us to get right. Not all of those were bad decisions. Not all of them were bad throws. He made some good throws. But we have got to get better that's for sure." Georgia had over 90 yards of penalties in the first half, but none in the third quarter and ended with 12 penalties for 108 yards. - Northwest Arkansas Times


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  09/24/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Mathis, an early enrollee in January 2019, had a health scare after spring practice in 2019. He experienced severe headaches and underwent emergency surgery to have a cyst removed from his brain. Doctors allowed Mathis to return to practice on a limited basis late last season, and in May he was fully cleared for practice. "[Mathis] has been through so much," Smart said. "He's a bright-eyed, talented kid. There are a lot of guys who have confidence in D'Wan." Pittman was Georgia's offensive line coach the previous four seasons, so he knows Mathis on a personal level. "We know what kind of arm he has," Pittman said. "But he would be maybe a little bit more of a dual threat, because he certainly can run. "He can actually fly. He's really fast, and to be honest with you, I'm really excited if he plays against us. I'm excited for him. Because he had surgery that might not have allowed him to play. He's come a long way. Certainly we're not wanting to play against him because he's such a talented young man. But I'm certainly thrilled that he has been cleared and is ready to get his football career back on course. A wonderful kid."

When Georgia's workouts were shut down in the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mathis stayed in Athens to continue training and be supervised by the team's medical staff. "He has a powerful arm, has a great spin on the ball," Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson told reporters Monday when asked about Mathis' passing ability. "I know this offseason we took it extra serious about getting the extra throws in, getting that chemistry right. "This offseason, all the quarterbacks threw well, but D'Wan's speed and stuff is very special for him to be able to have an arm and the speed as well. He will be a weapon." - Northwest Arkansas Times


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  09/22/20 - DWan MathisrFr/2024, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Mathis' path to potential starter for the Bulldogs is rather remarkable. Last spring, headaches and sinus pain nagged the quarterback. Following checkups and X-rays, doctors found a brain cyst that required Mathis to undergo emergency surgery. Pittman said he does not particularly want to face Mathis because he brings valuable traits to the Bulldogs' offense. At the same time, he would be excited for Mathis if he does play. "We know what kind of arm he has," Pittman said. "But he would be maybe a little bit more of a dual threat because he certainly can run. He can actually fly. He's come a long way. "I'm certainly thrilled that he has been cleared and is ready to get his football career back on course. He's a wonderful kid." - Northwest Arkansas Times

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