McManus makes Good Works Team

Temple senior punter/kicker Brandon McManus was one of 11 FBS players selected Tuesday to the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Each year, the Good Works Team recognizes those student-athletes who have served their communities and others in exceptional ways. In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a strong academic standing.

A voting panel whittled down the 117 nominations received this year into two 11-member teams, one for FBS players and one for players in all other divisions.

McManus had the most community service events during the 2011-12 academic year with 11. He has participated in the annual Thanksgiving food drive, the Diamond Street clean-up, A Mile in Her Shoes, Read Across America, Owls for the Cure, and the Shore Tour as well as numerous hospital visits and Ronald McDonald House visits.

The senior handles all kicking and punting duties for the Owls. The biology major, cited on the athletic director’s honor roll, has played in every game of his collegiate career.

Temple is the only school in the country to have a AFCA Good Works Team honoree each of the last three years. In 2011, offensive lineman Wayne Tribue became the fourth Owl to make the team since 2003. In 2010, linebacker Amara Kamara received the honor.