Football

TashawnManning

  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 330
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Apopka, Fla.
  • Previous School Auburn
  • High school Wekiva

Tashawn ManningName is pronounced “TAY-shawn” …  Comes to Kentucky as a graduate transfer after spending four seasons at Auburn (2017-2021) … Prior to enrolling at Auburn, during his senior year of high school, Manning was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia … After eight months of chemotherapy, he was declared cancer-free on July 10, 2016 … Redshirted his freshman season in 2017 and moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard … Saw action in one game in 2018 and four games in 2019 before earning a starting role in all 11 games in 2020 … Played in all 12 games for the Tigers in 2021, starting three … Graded as the team’s best run blocker in 2021 by Pro Football Focus … Graduated in December of 2020 with a interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing business, leadership and sports coaching and began working on a second in business during the 2021 season … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll in 2020 … All-Conference defender for Coach Kenard Lang at Wekiva High … 2015 Florida Class 8A first-team All-State … Central Florida All-Star Game invite … A three-star athlete ranked by 247 Sports and ESPN as a top 75 defensive tackle coming out of high school … Also threw the shot put and discus … Comes from a family of athletes as his mother played basketball and father played football at Marshall.

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