Four Temple Owls Drafted Into The NFL

Shaun Bradley | Chapelle Russell | Harrison Hand | Matt Hennessy

As the 2020 NFL Draft came to a close this evening, four Temple Owls have watched their dreams turn into reality.

As the 78th overall pick in the draft, Hennessy was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. Hennessy bypassed his senior year at Temple to enter the draft as a 6-foot-4 and 307 pound center. In the 2019-2020 season, Hennessy was a third-team Associated Press All-American and a first-team selection in the American Athletic Conference.

As the 169th overall pick in the draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected Harrison Hand. Hand began his collegiate football career at Baylor under former Temple coach Matt Rhule. After two seasons for the Bears, Hand elected to transfer to Temple for his third and final season.

As the 196th overall pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected linebacker, Shaun Bradley. Bradley’s locker room will be a few steps away from his old one, as he will be playing in the same stadium he played in for his entire collegiate career.

As the 241st pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Chapelle Russell. Russell suffered from two consecutive ACL tears during his collegiate career, yet made up for his time off during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

In addition to the four draft picks, Dana Levine was signed to the New York Giants and Isaiah Wright was signed to the Washington Redskins.


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