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 program titled "The 9," 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 their commitment and generosity at the $50,000+ level, Temple donors will be recognized in The 9 program for their philanthropic impact on the academic and athletic experiences of our student-athletes.

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

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

As a token of the impactful support this donation provides to Temple University student-athletes, The 9 are provided with several exclusive benefits including a custom jersey with name and assigned number, away-game travel opportunities with the team, and interaction with the Temple Football program. For more information on The 9, contact the Owl Club at 215-204-2582 or owlclub@temple.edu.



2019

#1

Drew & Rachel Katz

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor

History of #1:


  • 2018: Ventell Bryant, WR
  • 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:


  • 2018: Delvon Randall, DB
  • 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:


  • 2018: Chapelle Russell, LB
  • 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:


  • 2018: Rob Ritrovato, FB
  • 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

Tim and Holly Coughlin

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor
Full Biography

History of #5:


  • 2018: Shaun Bradley, LB
  • 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

Seth and Dana Goldblum

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club Donor

History of #6:


  • 2018: Rock Ya-Sin, CB
  • 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:


  • 2018: Ryquell Armstead, RB
  • 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:


  • 2018: Frank Nutile, QB
  • 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:


  • 2018: Michael Dogbe, DT
  • 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