Football adds four more transfers

PHILADELPHIA – Temple Football head coach Stan Drayton continues to grow his soccer team by adding four players to his initial recruit class. Temple added four players with college football playing experience from the transfer portal.

The Owls are joined by: Redshirt senior P Mackenzie MorganRed shirt juniors OL Peace Addo and QB Quincy Pattersonand Redshirt sophomore DT Joseph Appia Darkwa. All four will join the team this summer and are eligible to play immediately.

Peace Addo
OL 6-6 345
Silver Spring, MD / St. Frances Academy / Duke
2021 (Redshirt second year): Played as a reserve offensive tackle in eight games… 2020 (redshirt second year): Saw action in a game against Virginia Tech… 2019 (Redshirt Newcomer): Played six games of action against North Carolina A&T, Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Wake Forest… 2018 (freshman): Made his collegiate debut against Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl…redshirted… Secondary school: Played a season at St. Frances Academy under coaches Biff Poggi and Henry Russell…helped St. Frances to a 13-0 record, including a 41-3 win over Bingham (Utah) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series in Phoenix, Arizona. … Member of the St. Frances squad that won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship with a 44-7 win over Gilman, reaching the state No. 1 and ending the season No. 4 in the Finals United States today Super 25 poll…before enrolling at St. Frances, he played at Springbrook High School under coach Jason Lomax…also played basketball at Springbrook… Personally: Born Peace Addo … Parents are Ayeshetu Amado and Andrew Addo … majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Education.

Joseph Appia Darkwa
DT 6-5 295
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany/Don Bosco Gym/Penn State
University: Spent his first three seasons at Penn State… 2021 (Redshirt Newcomer): Didn’t see any game action…was named Developmental Squad Defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff after the Iowa game…was an Academic All-Big Ten selection… 2020 (Redshirt Newcomer): Didn’t see any game action…was named Development Team Defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff after the Illinois game… 2019 (freshman): red shirt… Secondary school: Played for the Duesseldorf Panthers U19 team and head coach Allan Verbraeken…helped lead Dusseldorf to two consecutive appearances in the Junior Bowl, the German Football League – Junior (GFLJ) championship…was named MVP of Junior Bowl 2018…rated #82 Defensive Tackle and #2 Prospect in Germany by 247Sports… Personally: Born Joseph Appia Darkwa in Essen, Germany…parents are Regina Amoah and Isaac Appiah Darkwa…has one brother, Bernard Appiah Darkwa…is a fan of Harry Potter, both book and film…likes to cook…majors in criminology .

Mackenzie Morgan
P6-2 220
Trigg, Australia/Sacred Heart College/Weber State
2021 (red shirt junior): In 11 games for Weber State, punted 51 times for 2,085 yards (40.9)…18 touchdowns in the 20 and had three for 50+ yards…completed two passes for a total of 45 yards…also rushed once for 10 yards… 2021 Spring (Redshirt sophomore): Punted for Weber State in all six games during the spring season, helping Weber State to a fourth straight Big Sky title… finished seventh in Big Sky in punting at 41.3 yards per punt (31 punts for 1,281 yards).. .had a season-long punt from 65 yards in the win over Idaho State…had 17 punts within the 20-yard line and had six punts from 50 yards or more… 2018-19 (State of North Carolina): Spent his first two seasons at North Carolina State but saw no game action. …. Secondary school: A graduate of Sacred Heart College High in Australia…was a State Representative in Australian Rules Football for Western Australia for three years…attended Prokick, Australia, which is the same program that Tom Hackett, Mitch Wishnowsky and former Wildcat player Doug Lloyd have emerged … Personally: Born Mackenzie Morgan in Trigg, Western Australia… Parents are Dean and Lyn Morgan… Communications Major at Weber State.

Quincy Patterson
QB 6-3 242
Chicago, IL / Solorio Academy / State of North Dakota
2021 (Redshirt second year): Started in the first seven games for NDSU and had a 7-0 record before injury forced him out of the starting lineup…NDSU went 14-1 and won the FCS national title…was 55-101 for 813 yards and six touchdowns … also rushed 113 times for 660 yards and seven scores … 2020 (redshirt second year): Played in three games during the fall semester for Virginia Tech…completed 7 of 10 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns…also rushed 15 times for 67 yards and a point…came on substitute duty against NC State for throwing for two TDs and rushing on another to and registered a total of 122 yards … 2019 (Redshirt Newcomer): Played in seven games for Virginia Tech, including a start…registered 50 carries for 241 yards with two TDs and also completed 14 passes for 257 yards with two scores…saw his first one-carry game of the season against Duke.. .came on in the second half against North Carolina to relieve injured QB Hendon Hooker and set a career-high 21 carries for 122 yards, including a 53-yard TD. He completed three passes for 54 yards, including an 18-yard TD, and scored the game-winning two-point conversion in a 43-41 win with six overtimes, the longest game in ACC history, and secured for his effort a spot on the PFF College Team of the Week… made his first career start the following week at Notre Dame, completing nine passes for a career-best 139 yards with an eight-yard TD and also rushing for 77 yards.. .completed two passes for 64 yards at Georgia Tech and also ran the ball nine times for 40 yards with a two-yard TD… 2018 (freshman): Saw action in three games during a redshirt season at Virginia Tech … rushed twice for 11 yards on his first career appearance in North Carolina … had two carries for 10 yards against Boston College … registered five carries and completed a nine-yard pass in Pitt… Secondary school: Played quarterback at Chicago’s Solorio Academy for head coach Matthew Erlenbaugh…Quarterback MVP at Nike’s The Opening Regional…Received an invitation to compete in Elite 11, the nation’s premier quarterback competition, in Beaverton, Oregon…Winner of the 2018 Watkins Award at the nation’s top African-American high school student and athlete…made the President’s Roll of Honor every four years…was selected to play in the 2018 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and represented USA Football in International Bowl IX… threw for 1,359 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1,146 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior… Personally: Born Quincy Patterson … Parents are Kimberly and Quincy Patterson … has three sisters, Kimberly, Kalah and Kia … majoring in university studies.

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