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  05/02/22 - Adonicas SandersrSr/2023, Temple, 6-1, 194 (DS#120 WR) + More +

  Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Adonicas Sanders is bound for Temple. Sanders, who went into the transfer portal in January, announced his commitment to Temple on Friday. Sanders had his best season in a Yellow Jackets uniform in 2021, when he caught 29 passes for 362 yards (both fourth highest on the team) with three touchdown receptions. A 2017 signee out of North Charleston, S.C., it was his fourth season on the field. For his career, he caught 65 passes for 834 yards and four touchdowns. He played in 35 games and started 14 times, including six starts in 2021. He particularly made his mark as a perimeter blocker and with his ability to break tackles after the catch. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#120 WR) rSr/2023 WR Adonicas SandersTemple
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  04/26/22 - Adonicas SandersrSr/2023, Temple, 6-1, 194 (DS#120 WR) + More +

  Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Adonicas Sanders is bound for Temple. Sanders, who went into the transfer portal in January, announced his commitment to Temple on Friday. Sanders had his best season in a Yellow Jackets uniform in 2021, when he caught 29 passes for 362 yards (both fourth highest on the team) with three touchdown receptions. A 2017 signee out of North Charleston, S.C., it was his fourth season on the field. For his career, he caught 65 passes for 834 yards and four touchdowns. He played in 35 games and started 14 times, including six starts in 2021. He particularly made his mark as a perimeter blocker and with his ability to break tackles after the catch. Temple could provide the opportunity for him to be featured more as a pass catcher. He has one season of eligibility remaining. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#120 WR) rSr/2023 WR Adonicas SandersTemple
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  02/28/22 - C.J. PerezrSr/2022, Temple, 6-1, 293 (DS#43 C) + More +

  2021 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): C C.J. Perez, Temple, Gr.,...Perez started all 12 games for the Owls in 2021 and, in fact, started all 19 games for the Owls since transferring from NIU in 2020. An ironman in the trenches, he holds the longest active streak on the team of games started. Perez made the line calls and adjustments for three different freshman quarterbacks and was a constant on the offensive line that saw six different starting combinations over 12 games in 2021. Perez joins Kyle Friend (2014-15) and Matt Hennessy (2017-19) as Temple centers who have earned All-AAC recognition since the conferences' inception in 2013. - Temple Football

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  10/05/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  OCT 4 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: D'Wan Mathis, RFr., QB, Temple,...Went 35-for-49 for 322 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 win against Memphis. Tied a 53-year-old school single-game record with 35 completions. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  10/02/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  D'Wan Mathis completed a school-record tying 35 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns, including a 53-yarder to Amad Anderson Jr. with 2:35 left, and Temple rallied past Memphis 34-31 on Saturday. Temple extended its lead to 27-23 on a 32-yard field goal with 6:16 remaining and Memphis turned it over on downs near midfield with 2:53 left. Three plays later, Anderson caught a pass behind the line of scrimmage and raced down the left sideline for a 34-23 lead.

Mathis also picked up 53 yards on four carries for Temple (3-2, 1-0 American Athletic Conference). Anderson had three catches for 108 yards. Freshman Seth Henigan was 24 for 40 for 305 yards and three touchdowns for Memphis (3-2). Calvin Austin III, ranked second nationally in receiving yards per game (133.2), caught eight passes for 104 yards. Memphis built a three-score advantage in the first half for the second straight week, scoring the first 17 points before Temple tied it at 17 by halftime. Last Week, Memphis scored 21 points in the first quarter before losing to UTSA 31-28 on a field goal as time expired. - Temple/AP College Football


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  09/25/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  D'Wan Mathis threw for two touchdowns to Kadas Reams, Kyle Dobbins had three short touchdown runs and Temple rolled to a 41-7 win over FCS foe Wagner on Saturday. In the first meeting between the schools, the Owls (2-2) had no trouble, although the Seahawks (0-4) took the opening kickoff 80 yards in nine plays, going ahead on Guenson Alexis' 1-yard plunge. After punting on its first possession, Temple had two touchdowns and a field goal to lead 17-7 at the half. Alexis bulled for a pair of 1-yard scores, first capping a long drive and then a short drive set up by an interception. Temple piled up 407 yards while Wagner had just 79 after the opening drive. Mathis was 22 of 32 for 292 yards with Jose Baron catching eight for 130. Dobbins had 14 carries for 47 yards. - Temple/AP College Football

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  09/13/21 - William KwenkeurSr/2022, Temple, 6-0, 221 (DS#49 OLB) + More +

  SEPT 13 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: William Kwenkeu, Gr., LB, Temple,...Kwenkeu had seven tackles with 2.0 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a 38-yard fumble return for a touchdown in Temple's 45-24 win at Akron. His TD was one of two defensive scores for the Owls, who limited the Zips to 10 points through the final three quarters. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  09/13/21 - Randle JonesrSr/2022, Temple, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  SEPT 13 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Randle Jones, Jr., WR, Temple,...Had seven receptions for 170 yards, six first downs and two touchdowns in a 45-24 win at Akron. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  09/11/21 - Randle JonesrSr/2022, Temple, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Justin Lynch threw two touchdown passes - including a 70-yarder to Randle Jones - and ran for a score and the Temple defense notched a pair of TD returns to power the Owls to a 45-24 victory over Akron in nonconference play on Saturday. Temple (1-1) spotted the Zips a 14-0 lead before Lynch got the Owls on the scoreboard with his bomb to Jones - cutting the deficit in half with 2:26 left in the first quarter. Lynch's pass to Jones was on the first play after Akron's Kato Nelson connected with Tony Grimes Jr. from 17 yards out to put the Zips (0-2) up two scores.

Cory Smigel's 39-yard field goal stretched Akron's lead to 17-7 early in the second quarter before the Owls' defense delivered. Layton Jordan forced a Nelson fumble that was scooped up by William Kwenkue and returned 38 yards for a TD to pull Temple within three points. Manny Walker's pick-6 on a DJ Irons pass on the Zips' ensuing possession gave Temple the lead for good. Lynch hit Jones for a 27-yard score and added a 1-yard TD run to extend the Owls' lead to 38-17 after three quarters. Lynch completed 19 of 23 passes for 245 yards. Jones finished with seven catches for 170 yards. Ra'Von Bonner added a short TD run. - Temple/AP College Football


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  08/18/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  D'Wan Mathis has been vaunted for his ability to add a new dimension to Temple's offense. Much of the Owls' success this season will be predicated on the play of the 6-foot-6, 200-pound quarterback who transferred from Georgia. "The amount of explosive plays that D'Wan was able to create in a short amount of time in practice just jumped off the page from the moment we got going," quarterbacks coach Jake Landry said Tuesday. "For us, it's an athletic ability where he can extend plays. That's what stuck out the most to us right away." Temple coach Rod Carey had originally thought during spring camp that he might not declare a starting quarterback until late summer, expecting Mathis and Re-al Mitchell to battle it out. But he named Mathis the starter in late April.

Mathis was recruited out of Oak Park (Mich.) High School by the likes of Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa State, and Cincinnati before committing to Georgia. But he was forced to redshirt his freshman year after undergoing emergency brain surgery to clear the fluid buildup around a cyst. The following season, he made his first collegiate start in the Bulldogs' season-opening win at Arkansas. After Jake Fromm's departure for the NFL and Jamie Newman's decision to opt out of the 2020 season, Mathis had beaten out JT Daniels to be named the Week 1 starter. He has previously said that surgery forced him to relearn to talk and to walk. In his words, it gave him a "next-day mentality," focusing on getting better each day while not dwelling on one bad practice. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News


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  08/06/21 - C.J. PerezrSr/2022, Temple, 6-1, 293 (DS#43 C) + More +

  Temple is projected to finish 10th in the American Athletic Conference's football preseason rankings, two spots below the team's predicted finish from a year ago. The Owls finished second to last in the conference with a 1-6 record last year, playing an abbreviated season and the fewest total games of any team in the conference. Their 46 points in this year's preseason poll are their fewest since they joined the conference in 2013. Cincinnati was appointed the early favorite to win the AAC title thanks to 22 first-place votes from select media members. Last season's conference championship was the first for the Bearcats (9-1l, 6-0) since they joined the AAC. They were led by quarterback Desmond Ridder, the conference's 2020 offensive player of the year.

Central Florida, SMU, Houston, and Memphis round out the top five projected finishers among the conference's 11 member institutions. The conference's preseason favorite has ended up winning the league title twice since its inception in 2013, Cincinnati tying for the title in 2014 and UCF winning it in 2018. Temple graduate center C.J. Perez received individual recognition, being named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation's best center. This is the second consecutive year he's been named to the list. The only other Owl named to a similar list is Re-al Mitchell. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News


(DS#43 C) rSr/2022 C C.J. PerezTemple
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  07/31/21 - Re-al MitchellrJr/2024, Temple, 6-0, 200 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  The Wuerffel Trophy, College Football's Premier Award for Community Service, today announced its 93-player watch list. Temple quarterback Re-al Mitchell was among the group of student-athletes nominated for the prestigious award. Throughout last season, Mitchell used his time off the field wisely, participating in a variety of community service events totaling over three dozen hours.

Mitchell used this time to develop a relationship with Jaidyn from TEAM IMPACT, as well as participate in physical education classes with elementary school children with the Camden Promise Academy. Among many other community service events, Mitchell worked in conjunction with the Temple Police to service a block around campus as part of a cleanup effort. Another of the ways he's trying to help is by introducing his teammates to better mental health awareness. He has started regular meetings under the acronym R.A.I.S.E. - Raising Awareness in Student-athletes' mental health Everywhere. - Temple Football


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  05/25/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  The 2021 season opening football game between Temple and Rutgers has been changed from Saturday, September 4, to Thursday, September 2. This change was mutually agreed upon by both schools. The Owls will travel to Piscataway, N.J. to take on the Scarlett Knights in the first football matchup between the two school since 2013. Overall the teams have met 36 times with Rutgers holding a 21-15 advantage. The two teams were slated to meet in 2020 but the game was canceled. After a season and schedule wrecked by a global pandemic, Temple looks to get back to its winning ways in 2021. - Temple Football

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  05/06/21 - C.J. PerezrSr/2022, Temple, 6-1, 293 (DS#43 C) + More +

  Temple center C.J. Perez has taken quite a journey in college football, and because of the NCAA's ruling that last season didn't count on a player's eligibility, he has gotten one final chance to prolong his playing career. Many colleges will have older players in their programs this year with many opting for a sixth season because of the effects of the coronavirus. There are some even eligible for a seventh. Perez is at his third school but finishing up yet another degree. Temple has seven players who are entering their sixth college season. Four of them have spent all their time with the Owls: safety Amir Tyler, receiver Randle Jones, linebacker William Kwenkeu, and cornerback Freddie Johnson. Perez is among three others who started at another school and are now in their sixth season. The others are defensive end Manny Walker, who began his career at Wake Forest, and offensive lineman Michael Niese (Dayton). - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News

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  04/29/21 - DWan MathisrSo/2025, Temple, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  There will be no persistent questions over the summer as to the new No. 1 quarterback at Temple. During a Tuesday press conference talking about spring practice which recently concluded, third-year coach Rod Carey said that redshirt freshman D'Wan Mathis, a transfer from Georgia, has earned the No. 1 spot. Redshirt sophomore Re-al Mitchell, who appeared in three games last season for Temple after transferring from Iowa State, is the No. 2 at the moment, according to Carey. Mathis replaces Anthony Russo, a three-year starter, who transferred to Michigan State. While Carey said there are position battles at several spots, he's moving forward at quarterback. "D'Wan is our No. 1, I told him that and Re-al is definitely No. 2, they definitely had the best two springs and it will go in that order for sure," Carey said. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News

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