The redshirt-junior tight end was surprised by his coach with a full scholarship after Saturday's Cherry and White football game at Chodoff Field.
The growing number of students living near Main Campus can have “competing interests” with the community, an administrator said.
The senior wideout caught four touchdowns in 2016.
The team lost three starters at the position who all had 50 or more tackles last season.
The former club ice hockey goalie stepped onto the ice for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in Philadelphia.
Former defensive lineman Haason Reddick was a walk-on when he came to Temple in 2012.
She is the first Owl to receive the honor since 2007.
The junior transferred from the Florida Institute of Technology in Spring 2015.