The Philadelphia Eagles defensive linemen Brandon Bair, Fletcher Cox, Taylor Hart, Bennie Logan and quarterback Mark Sanchez volunteered their time this week at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to refurbish furniture, stock shelves, load fixtures onto trucks, tag supplies and much more. The ReStore accepts these new and gently-used home goods, fixtures and building supplies in an effort to build and repair homes in partnership with families in need.
In 2013, Habitat’s ReStore raised $89 million and built more than 890 homes. A 2014 Eagles care partner, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s mission is to transform lives and the city by building quality homes in partnership with families in need, uniting all people around the cause of affordable housing. It strives to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Will Parks played a big role in helping Arizona post a 31-24 win over then No. 2 ranked Oregon last week. Parks, a safety for the Wildcats, had eight tackles in the victory over the Ducks.
The former Germantown High star will have a chance to showcase his talent on national television on Saturday, Oct. 11 against USC in Tucson, Ariz. The game will be on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound junior, was a sensational player in the Public League. He played cornerback, wide receiver, running and kick returner for the Bears. Parks should be a player to watch for the local fans in the Wildcats matchup with the Trojans.
Four All-Americans, two Super Bowl champions and one College Football Hall of Fame coach make up the six-member Temple Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The group, comprised of Raheem Brock (football), Dan Klecko (football), Ray Morrison (football), Michelle Murawski (field hockey), Sakinah Shaahid (fencing) and Randy Stevenson (golf) will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Sonkin Special Events Room in Edberg-Olson Hall. The Class of 2014 will then be introduced at the Homecoming football game against Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Brock (1998-01), one of the top defensive linemen in Temple history. He played 10 years in the NFL. In 2002, he won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts.
Klecko (1999-02) took the same path as his father, Joe Klecko (‘76), starring at Temple before playing in the NFL. Klecko, a 2003 fourth round draft pick of the New England Patriots, won two Super Bowls with the Patriots in his first two seasons in the NFL and later won another with the Indianapolis Colts in 2002. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Morrison (1940-48), a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, won 31 games with the Owls over a nine-year period, which ranks fifth on the school’s all-time list for football coaching victories.
Murawski (1997-2000) was a two-time NFHCA All-American for the Temple field hockey team, also twice earning All-Region first team honors.
Shaahid (2000-03) was a three-time NCAA All-American for Temple fencing and still holds the program records in sabre for highest national finish as well as highest winning percentages in both a season and career.
Stevenson (1974-78) made his mark as one of the top golfers in the history of the sport at Temple. He quickly established himself with the Owls by making the 36-hole cut at the NCAA Championships as a freshman in 1975.