Senior defensive end Raheem Brock will play in the annual Blue-Gray All-Star game on Christmas Day in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be televised live on ABC at noon.
Brock was a leader on Temple’s defensive line this year posting 51 tackles, 12 tackles-for-a-loss, four sacks and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
Brock (6-feet-4-inches, 257 pounds) also had 11 pass break-ups, 13 quarterback hurries, three recovered fumbles and forced a fumble. He is third in the Big East in fumble recoveries and tied for fourth in defended passes (12).
Brock made 33 career starts at Temple and played in 37 games. During the preseason, Brock recorded a 37-inch vertical leap to lead the team.
Brock, a Dobbins High School graduate, is the son of former Owl and NFL running back Zachary Dixon. Brock is the third Temple player to participate in the Blue-Gray game since 1998. Mathias Nkwenti, who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, represented Temple last year. Current Jacksonville Jaguar and Temple grad Stacey Mack played in the game in 1998 and was selected as the game’s MVP.