Vaughn Charlton, Temple's starting quarterback when the Owls lost to UCLA, 30-21, in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29 in Washington, has been switched to tight end.

Charlton, a redshirt senior who sat out his junior year to position himself as the team's starting quarterback after the departure of Adam DiMichele in 2008, was behind center at the beginning of eight Temple games last season. Charlton completed 107 of 213 passes for 1,390 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Charlton, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, requested the change, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Neither Charlton nor Temple coach Al Golden was available for comment last night.

With Charlton at tight end, redshirt junior Chester Stewart appears to have the Owls' quarterback spot locked up. He has been impressive during spring drills, which Temple will conclude with its annual Cherry and White game on Saturday.

At the beginning of spring drills, Golden said the starter at quarterback had not been determined.

Temple's football team registered 410 potential donors for the National Marrow Donor Program on Wednesday at the university's Howard Gittis Student Center.

The Owls improved on their 230 potential donors signed up in last year's effort. In 2008, the Owls set a national record for a collegiate team with 630 registrations.