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Temple Among the Leaders in Football Graduations

The following Temple football student-athletes have already or are anticipated to earn their degree by the time Temple plays Wake Forest in the Military Bowl on December 27, 2016:

*LB Jarred Alwan, *OL Cole Boozer, *OL Brian Carter, *OL Dion Dawkins, TE/DL Romond Deloatch, AC Rob Dvoracek, DL Avery Ellis, *DL Sharif Finch, *DB Artrel Foster, DB Nate Hairston, *WR Keith Kirkwood, DB Khiry Lucas, LB Stephaun Marshall, DL Praise Martin-Oguike, OL Brendan McGowan, TE Jake O'Donnell, *DL Haason Reddick, *DL Averee Robinson, AC Damiere Shaw, *DB Nate L. Smith, *WR Willie Smith III, OL Adrian Sullivan, *RB Jahad Thomas, TE Colin Thompson, *QB Phillip Walker, LB Avery Williams.

(* - anticipated to graduate this December)

In a recent survey among FBS Sports Information Directors, it was discovered that the 26 student-athletes who will be on the sidelines for Temple in the upcoming Military Bowl will be the largest number of graduates for any of the 2016 bowl participants. Here's the list of those schools with 20-or-more graduates:

Temple (26), Nebraska (22), Alabama (21), Arkansas (21), Kansas State (21), and Idaho (20).

Among the Top 25 football teams in the College Football Playoff rankings (CFP), Temple has the third highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) according to the NCAA's "calculation of academic success among scholarship student-athletes."

GSR....Team (Record) - CFP Ranking
99........Stanford (9-3) - 18
89........Virginia Tech (9-4) - 22
86........Temple (10-3) - 24
84........Clemson (12-1) - 2
80........Alabama (13-0) - 1
80........Penn State (11-2) - 5
80........Florida (8-4) - 17
80........Navy (9-4) - 25
79........Michigan (10-2) - 6
78........Washington (12-1) - 4
78........Utah (8-4) - 19
77........Florida State (9-3) -11
76........Oklahoma (10-2) - 7
74........Ohio State (11-1) - 3
74........Colorado (10-3) - 10
73........Wisconsin (10-3) - 8
73........LSU (7-4) - 20
71........Pittsburgh (8-4) - 23
69........Louisville (9-3) - 13
69........Auburn (8-4) - 14
69........Western Michigan (13-0) - 15
67........USC (9-3) - 9
67........West Virginia (10-2) - 16
58........Tennessee (8-4) - 21
50........Oklahoma State (9-3) - 12

 
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