– Phil Steele has honored five Temple football players as members of his 2012 preseason All-BIG EAST Conference teams.
Named to the All-BIG EAST second team were junior DT Levi Brown
(Bethlehem, Pa.) and senior PR Matt Brown
Brown also earned third-team recognition at running back and fourth-team recognition at kickoff returner.
Additional Owls earning fourth-team recognition were seniors OL Martin Wallace
(New York, N.Y.), S Justin Gildea
(Hollidaysburg, Pa.), and P Brandon McManus
Under the guidance of second-year head coach Steve Addazio
, this season's squad returns 35 lettermen, including nine starters.
Temple opens the 2012 season with Villanova in the fourth annual Mayor's Cup, sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts, on Friday, August 31 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Temple football season tickets are on sale now for as low as $99 and can be purchased by calling the Temple Ticket Sales Office at 215-204-8499 or