Temple is as proud of its accomplishments off the field as it is of those that take place on the field.
By the time the Owls play Toledo in the Dec. 22 Boca Raton Bowl, 26 seniors on the team will have their degrees. Five of the players, defensive linemen Hershey Walton and Brandon Chudnoff, receiver John Christopher, safety Will Hayes and tight end Saledeem Major, played this season as graduate students.
Of the remaining 21, nine are slated to return next year. They are receiver Sam Benjamin, defensive lineman Avery Ellis, quarterback John Loughery, defensive back Khiry Lucas, linebacker Stephaun Marshall, defensive end Praise Martin-Oguike, center-guard Brendan McGowan, tight end Colin Thompson and running back Leroy Welsey.