Wearing a single-digit football jersey is considered to be one of the highest honors an Owl can earn. Each season, these numbers are awarded to the toughest student-athletes on the football team. Now, with a unique new program, a select few supporters of Temple Athletics have an opportunity to get closer to their Owls. The 9 program allows Temple University fans to support Temple Athletics and Temple Football while having the experience of interacting with the football program. For a $50,000 tax-deductible annual commitment, Temple donors will be recognized in The 9 program for their philanthropic impact on the academic and athletic experience of our student-athletes.

"This program is made for the 'Best of the Best' of Temple Owl fans," said Temple University Deputy Director of Athletics Craig Angelos. "As our single-digit numbers are earned and limited to our top players, this is limited to our top supporters. It is an exclusive club and these nine members will feel special in so many ways."

The monies raised by The 9 will benefit Temple student-athletes in the following areas:

  • Academic resources
  • Career services and programming
  • Student-athlete nutrition
  • Greater access to mental health services
  • Enhanced training and strength and conditioning facilities
  • Recruiting resources
  • Facility enhancements

Besides the impactful support this donation will provide to Temple University student-athletes, The 9 will be provided with several exclusive benefits including a custom jersey with your name and assigned number, travel on the team plane to one away game each season and interaction with the Temple Football program. For more information on The 9 program, please contact the Owl Club at 215-204-CLUB or owlclub@temple.edu.



2017

#1

Drew & Rachel Katz

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor

History of #1:


  • 2017: Ventell Bryant, WR
  • 2016: Ventell Bryant, WR
  • 2015: Tavon Young, DB
  • 2014: Tavon Young, DB
  • 2012: Nate Smith, DB
  • 2010: Amara Kamara, LB
  • 2009: Wilbert Brinson Jr., DB

#2

Pat & Linda Marion

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor

History of #2:


  • 2017: Delvon Randall, DB
  • 2016: Avery Williams, LB
  • 2015: Avery Williams, LB
  • 2014: Avery Williams, LB
  • 2013: Anthony Robey, DB
  • 2012: Matt Brown, RB
  • 2011: Tahir Whitehead, LB
  • 2010: Tahir Whitehead, LB
  • 2009: Andre Neblett, DT

#3

Mitchell & Debra Sonkin

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor
Full Biography

History of #3:


  • 2017: Sean Chandler, DB
  • 2016: Sean Chandler, DB
  • 2015: Sean Chandler, DB
  • 2014: Sean Chandler, DB
  • 2013: Clinton Granger, QB
  • 2012: Clinton Granger, QB
  • 2011: Deonte Parker, DB
  • 2011: Clinton Granger, QB
  • 2010: Vaughn Charlton, TE
  • 2009: Lamar McPherson, RB

#4

The Brousseau Family

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor
Full Biography

History of #4:


  • 2017: Nick Sharga, FB
  • 2016: Nick Sharga, FB
  • 2015: Nick Sharga, LB
  • 2014: Kenneth Harper, RB
  • 2013: Ryan Alderman, WR
  • 2012: Justin Gildea, DB
  • 2011: Justin Gildea, DB
  • 2010: Elisha Joseph, DL
  • 2009: Alex Joseph, LB

#5

History of #5:


  • 2017: Keith Kirkwood, WR
  • 2016: Jahad Thomas, RB
  • 2015: Jahad Thomas, RB
  • 2014: Jalen Fitzpatrick, WR
  • 2013: Jalen Fitzpatrick, WR
  • 2012: Jalen Fitzpatrick, WR
  • 2011: Jalen Fitzpatrick, WR
  • 2010: Jaiquawn Jarrett, DB
  • 2009: Jaiquawn Jarrett, DB

#6

History of #6:


  • 2017: Sharif Finch, DL
  • 2016: Stephaun Marshall, LB
  • 2015: Stephaun Marshall, LB
  • 2014: Stephaun Marshall, LB
  • 2013: Blaze Caponegro, LB
  • 2012: Maurice Jones, DB
  • 2011: Maurice Jones, DB
  • 2010: Jordan Martin, LB
  • 2009: Dominique Harris, DB

#7

History of #7:


  • 2017: Ryquell Armstead, RB
  • 2016: Haason Reddick, DL
  • 2015: John Christopher, WR
  • 2014: John Christopher, WR
  • 2013: John Christopher, WR
  • 2012: Kevin Newsome, QB
  • 2012: Zamel Johnson, DB
  • 2011: Chester Stewart, QB
  • 2010: Chester Stewart, QB
  • 2009: Chester Stewart, QB

#8

History of #8:


  • 2017: Artrel Foster, DB
  • 2016: Phillip Walker, QB
  • 2015: Tyler Matakevich, LB
  • 2014: Tyler Matakevich, LB
  • 2013: Tyler Matakevich, LB
  • 2012: Montel Harris, RB
  • 2011: Mike Gerardi, QB
  • 2010: Nyles Bynum, WR
  • 2009: Nyles Bynum, WR

#9

History of #9:


  • 2017: Jacob Martin, DL
  • 2016: Jacob Martin, DL
  • 2015: Matt Ioannidis, DL
  • 2014: Matt Ioannidis, DL
  • 2013: Levi Brown, DL
  • 2012: Zack Bambary, WR
  • 2011: Micheal Doty, WR
  • 2010: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT
  • 2009: Anthony Ferla, DB