Temple Owls College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Temple Owls Offensive Player
WR Jadan Blue, Jr.
The hope is for one of the quarterbacks to be the star of the show, but no matter who it is, the receiving corps will be there to make it work. The 6-0, 185-pound Blue led the team with 41 catches for 371 yards and five scores, but he has the ability to make more big plays.
He earned all-AAC honors two years ago with 95 catches for close to 1,100 yards and four scores,
2. OT Isaac Moore, Jr.
3. QB D’Wan Mathis, RFr.
4. RB Tayvon Ruley, Sr.
5. OG Adam Klein, Jr.
Best Temple Owls Defensive Player
S Amir Tyler, Sr.
One of the better defenders over the last two years, he’s a steady veteran for a team that needs as many as it can get. He’s a good-sized 205-pound safety who came up with 85 tackles with nine broken up passes and three fumble recoveries over the last two seasons.
He missed what turned out to be the regular season finale against East Carolina, but he still finished third on the team in stops. He’ll be in the all-star mix as one of the team’s leading tacklers.
2. DE Manny Walker, Sr.
3. LB William Kwenkeu, Sr.
4. LB George Reid, Jr.
5. DE Will Rodgers, Sr.
Top Incoming Temple Owls Transfer
QB D’Wan Mathis, RFr.
He’s a great story that might have a happy ending with the Owls.
A great recruit for Georgia, the 6-6, 205-pounder got through an emergency brain surgery, recovered, and got the start to kick off last year for the Dawgs. He struggled in the win over Arkansas, was replaced, and now he’s in Philadelphia.
The talent and mobility are there, but he might need time to grow into the job. There could still be a Temple quarterback rotation – Re-al Mitchell is still going to be a factor in the race – but the upside is there to be special.