When talking about the linebacker position for Temple football, one name will always come up in that conversation; Tyler Matakevich. The 6”-1′ 230 lb. junior linebacker from Stratford, CT stuck out last season for Temple. He was arguably the best player for the Owls all year long and proved that he was a leader not only on the field but also on the sidelines.
Temple sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich has been named to the American Athletic Conference’s first team , all conference defense on Wednesday.
Matakevich, is the only Temple player to be named on either the first or second team American Athletic Conference all conference teams. Matakevich had an impressive season as a sophomore leading the AAC in total tackles with 137 and...
Senior tight end Chris Coyer and safety Abdul Smith dissect a 28-21 loss to UConn in their final home game as Temple Owls. Also listen to coach Matt Rhule, linebacker Tyler Matakevich, cornerback Anthony Robey and quarterback P.J. Walker after the frustrating setback.
Coming off a 19-14 win over Houston at home last week, No. 15 UCF is four wins from its first BCS bowl game.
At 4-0 in the American Athletic Conference, the Knights sit ahead of three 4-1 teams - Louisville, Cincinnati, and Houston - and own tiebreakers over two of the three. Cincinnati is the lone team from the American not on UCF's schedule.
Should the Knights win out, they...
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November 15, 2013
Finally, after seven tries, Matt Rhule has a win.
Temple won its first game of the season, and the first game of Rhule's head-coaching career, 33-14 over Army on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for Temple (1-6) and a six-game home losing streak dating back to last season.
Army (3-5) hasn't won in 11 tries at the Linc going...
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October 19, 2013
The Owls are a shocking 0-4 after a 26-24 loss at previously winless Idaho. Sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich totaled a school-record 24 tackles.
Temple: Team runs a base 4-3 defense anchored by two senior, 300 pound, interior lineman Kamal Johnson and Levi Brown. Single back, three receiver offense. Offensive line gave up 1 sack at Notre Dame and 3 sacks versus Houston. Sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich is a main player of focus. He earned second team All-Big […]
Listen to comments from Temple coach Matt Rhule, quarterback Connor Reilly, kicker Jim Cooper, linebacker Tyler Matakevich and H-back Chris Coyer after Saturday's 28-6 loss at Notre Dame.
Tyler Matakevich wasn’t the highest recruited player in Temple’s 2012 class.
But he certainly made the biggest impact.
The linebacker ended up a freshman All-American and the Big East Rookie of the Year after leading the Owls with 101 tackles, including 67 solo stops.
With a year of experience and hopefully a few more pounds on his frame, Matakevich is hoping to continue his progression.