Football

TashawnManning

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

2022 – %Super Senior
• Comes to Kentucky as a graduate transfer/Super Senior after spending five seasons at Auburn (2017-2021)
• Played in 30 career games with 14 starting assignments
• Mid-year enrollee

2021 – Senior (Auburn)
• Saw action in 12 of Auburn’s 13 games, earning three starts vs. Mississippi State, South Carolina and Alabama
• Graded as the team’s best run blocker in 2021 by Pro Football Focus

2020 – Junior (Auburn)
• Earned a starting role in all 11 games
• Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Sophomore (Auburn)
• Played in five games at left guard vs. Oregon, Kent State, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Samford

2018 – r-Freshman (Auburn)
• Saw action in two games at left guard vs. Alabama State and Liberty

2017 – Freshman (Auburn)
• Redshirt season
• Moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard

High School
• A three-star athlete ranked by 247 Sports and ESPN as a top 75 defensive tackle coming out of high school
• All-Conference defender for Coach Kenard Lang at Wekiva High School
• 2015 Florida Class 8A first-team All-State
• Central Florida All-Star Game invite
• Also threw the shot put and discus

Personal
• Name is pronounced “TAY-shawn”
• Born in Charleston, West Virginia
• Son of Nakia and Curtis Manning
• Has one sister, Eboni
• Comes from a family of athletes as his mother played basketball and father played football at Marshall
• Graduated from Auburn in December of 2020 with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing business, leadership and sports coaching …Currently working on a second degree in sport, fitness and recreation management
• During his senior year of high school, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia… After eight months of chemotherapy, he was declared cancer-free on July 10, 2016

Tashawn Says
• His nickname is “Boogie”
• He chose Kentucky because he felt the love from the coaches and staff , and Coach Stoops is all about his players
• Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to own his an urban big man clothing store
• One word to describe him on the field is “dominant”
• The best advice he’s ever received is “the only two things you can control are your eff ort and attitude”

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