November 24, 2012 |
There was a lot of uncertainty swirling around Montel Harris when he arrived at Temple in July. The tailback was months removed from being dismissed from Boston College's football team for a "repeated violation of a team rule. " There were also some concerns about his health. The 5-foot-9, 207-pounder received a medical redshirt after playing in only two games last season at BC with a recurring knee injury. But Harris made a lasting impression in his lone season at Temple.
August 4, 2012 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Montel Harris got Temple fans excited last month when he arrived on campus. But that reaction will pale in comparison to the one Harris will receive Saturday, when he lines up at running back on the first day of Temple's training camp. "I can't wait to see him practice," Owls coach Steve Addazio said Tuesday of the Boston College transfer. "That hasn't happened. That's coming here shortly. " On paper, Harris is better than former Temple running back Bernard Pierce, the third-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in April.
January 20, 2013 |
Ten players with local connections will play in Saturday's annual East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. While many of the players projected to go in the early rounds of April's NFL draft are participating in the Senior Bowl later this month, the Shrine Game has developed a reputation in recent years as a place where scouts can discover an overlooked prospect. The local players on the East team are: R.J. Dill, offensive lineman, Rutgers; Montel Harris, running back, Temple; Gerald Hodges, linebacker, Penn State; D.C. Jefferson, tight end, Rutgers; Robert McCabe, linebacker, Georgetown (Malvern Prep)
March 23, 2013 |
A month after taking part in the NFL's scouting combine, Temple running back Montel Harris had another chance to impress scouts on Thursday afternoon at Owls pro day at Edberg-Olson Hall. Harris, who transferred to Temple from Boston College before last season, rushed for 1,054 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior. He is considered a mid-round pick in the draft. Scouts from 17 NFL teams were on hand. Harris was joined at the pro day by running back Matt Brown, defensive backs Vaughn Carraway and Maurice Jones, defensive linemen Marcus Green and John Youboty, kicker Brandon McManus, wide receiver Darryl Shine, linebacker Ahkeem Smith, and offensive lineman Martin Wallace.
May 31, 2013
Thirteen days after announcing he would play for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders, former Temple running back/return specialist Matt Brown signed a contract Wednesday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 5-foot-5, 165-pounder was able to join the NFL team since he never signed his contract with the Roughriders. Brown was scheduled to fly to Saskatchewan on Tuesday to sign it. However, he was unable to board the plane in Baltimore due to an expired passport.
April 30, 2013 |
Temple all-American running back Montel Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., and defensive end John Youboty of Houston have signed rookie free-agent contracts with NFL teams. Harris joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Youboty signed with the Denver Broncos. Owls placekicker/punter Brandon McManus (Indianapolis Colts) and offensive lineman Martin Wallace (Cleveland Browns) also are signed rookie free agents this spring. A preseason all-American and a 2012 first-team all-Big East honoree, Harris led the nation with 27 career 100-yard rushing games, including five with the Owls in 2012.
November 16, 2012 |
At one point this season, Temple would have been expected to dominate Army - but not anymore. That was before the Owls (3-6) lost their last four games by a combined score of 161-54. Now, Temple heads into Saturday's game at Army (2-8) as a 31/2-point underdog. Here are the top issues surrounding the match in West Point, N.Y. Avoiding another setback There's a chance the Owls will do something they haven't done since 2007: lose a fifth consecutive game. Back then, Temple opened the season with five straight losses en route to finishing 4-8. A loss would also snap Temple's winning streak against Army.
May 30, 2013 |
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery in June, ESPN reported, citing a source. Gronkowski recently had a fourth surgery on his broken forearm. He is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Gronkowski recently had an MRI for a back disk problem from last season, various media outlets reported. In other NFL news: * Two employees of the truck- stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pleaded guilty in a federal probe of the company's business practices.
November 13, 2012 |
There's a battle for Temple's quarterback position heading in Saturday's game at Army. Owls coach Steve Addazio said Monday that Chris Coyer, Juice Granger, and Kevin Newsome would compete for the starting job during practice. "At the end of the week, I will look at the whole picture, the body of work, the last game," Addazio said Monday during a teleconference with Big East coaches. "And then, I will look at this week's practice. However we decide to go, the other guys will be right there.
January 9, 2013 |
SEVEN FOOTBALL players have enrolled at Penn State for the spring semester, which means they can participate in spring practice. Cedar Cliff High's Adam Breneman, widely considered the top tight end prospect in the country, was joined by running back Richy Anderson (Frederick, Md.), quarterback Tyler Ferguson (Visalia, Calif.), defensive back Anthony Smith (Randolph, N.J.), defensive back Jordan Smith (Washington), quarterback D.J. Crook (Worcester Academy/West Barnstable, Mass.)