Photo by James Dombrowski
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 23, 2010) — Queen of Peace graduate John Palumbo (#77) is in his junior red shirt year as a Temple Football Owl. The former high school lineman helped lead a potent Queen of Peace football program under Coach Andy Cerco to a state championship game. Palumbo became the starting center for Temple last season. He was originally the starting guard before Golden moved the 6-foot-6-inch, 320-pound lineman to center. In the above photo, Palumbo, nephew of salon owner Robert Palumbo, points out the defensive scheme to quarterback Chester Stewart. Temple under Golden has in five seasons taken a floundering football program that was on the verge of extinction at the Division 1 Level and turned the Owls into a success. The Owls have started the 2010 season at 3-0, their best start since 1979. Palumbo has been receiving rave reviews at the center position, opening the eyes of professional scouts in the NFL.