Robinson, Manning named preseason All-American by D2Football

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STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Football’s Prince Robinson and Zimari Manning were named preseason All-Americans by D2Football.com.

The D2Football.com All-America Team was selected by the staff of D2Football.com with input from coaches and sports information directors from around the country.

Robinson was named a first team preseason All-American defensive back as he enters his senior year after leading the Tarleton secondary that was top five in the nation last season in total defense. Robinson was a first team All-LSC defensive back and named the D2Football National Special Teams Player of the Week last season. Last month, Robinson was selected to the Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list as one of three Division II players named to the list.

The Houston native led the Texans with five interceptions and had four different touchdowns (interception return, kickoff return, punt return, and fumble return) last season. Robinson also posted 15 pass breakups, 61 tackles, including five for a loss, to go with two forced fumbles and two recoveries.

Manning was named second team preseason All-American wide receiver after a breakout junior campaign. Manning was named to the Don Hansen All-Region team and a first team All-LSC wide receiver after hauling in 44 receptions for 947 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. His 12 touchdown receptions led the Lone Star Conference and was 12th in the nation and ranks second in school history for a season. The Long Beach, California native scored a touchdown in seven different games and had five games with two touchdown receptions.

Robinson and Manning join Tyrell Thompson as Texans to be named preseason all-Americans by D2Football.com in the last two years.

The No. 7-ranked Texans open the 2019 season on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Stephen F. Austin at 6 p.m. in Nacogdoches.

2019 D2Football.com Preseason All-America Team
September 2nd, 2019
First Team
QB       Rogan Wells                 6-3, 220, Jr.       Valdosta State
RB        Gabriel Watson             6-1, 221, Sr.      Sioux Falls
RB        Jaleel McLaughlin          5-9, 173, So.     Notre Dame
WR       Craig Rucker                 5-7, 165, Sr.      Hars Hill
WR       Shane Zylstra                6-5, 220, Sr.      Minnesota State
TE        Erik Henneman              6-3, 228, Sr.      Lindenwood
OL        Even Heim                    6-4, 305, Sr.      Minnesota State
OL        Donald Boone               6-5, 310, Sr.      Chowan
OL        Jake Lacina                   6-4, 300, Sr.      Augustana
OL        Jason Poe                    6-2, 250, Jr.       Lenoir-Rhyne
OL        Brandon Kemp              6-6, 300, Sr.      Valdosta State

DL        Treshawn Wharton         6-4, 255, Sr.      Missouri S&T
DL        Austin Edwards             6-5, 275, Sr.      Ferris State
DL        Chris Garrett                  6-4, 230, Jr.       Concordia-St. Paul
DL        Sam Roberts                 6-5, 286, Sr.      Northwest Missouri
LB        Austin Stephens            5-11, 210, Sr.    Miles
LB        Dominic Cizauskas        6-2, 260, Sr.      Glenville State
LB        Chris Hoad                    6-0, 228, Sr.      UT-Permian Basin
DB       Lamont McPhatter II       5-11, 190, Sr.    Cal U
DB       Prince Robinson            6-0, 190, Sr.      Tarleton State
DB       O’Shay Harris                6-1, 190, Sr.      Central Oklahoma
DB       Kyle Dugger                  6-2, 215, Sr.      Lenoir-Rhyne

K          Dante Brown                 5-10, 185, Sr.    Fort Hays
P          Isaac Parks                   6-0, 210, So.     UNC-Pembroke
AP        Lawrence Woods           5-9, 171, Jr.       Truman State

Second Team
QB       Jayru Campbell             6-5, 215, Jr.       Ferris State
RB        Cameron Mayberry        5-11, 215, Sr.    Colorado Mines
RB        Nate Gunn                     6-2, 220, Sr.      Minnesota State
WR       Peter Anderson             5-10, 155, Sr.    Colorado Mesa
WR       Zimari Manning              6-2, 200, Sr.      Tarleton State
TE        Jalen Jackson               6-0, 215, Jr.       Lock Haven
OL        Hayden Eatinger            6-3, 280, Sr.      Missouri Western
OL        Andrew Dickinson         6-3, 312, Sr.      Findlay
OL        Kyle Hinton                   6-3, 310, Sr.      Washburn
OL        Jimmy Burchett             6-4, 305, Jr.       Notre Dame
OL        Hunter Toppel               6-4, 300, Jr.       Minnesota State

DL        Sha’haun Williams         6-3, 260, Sr.      Notre Dame
DL        Simanu’a Thomas          6-0, 278, Sr.      Pittsburg State
DL        Heath Williams              6-2, 291, Sr.      Saginaw Valley
DL        Chad Price                    6-3, 247, Sr.      West Georgia
LB        Sam Keybooer              6-5, 240, Jr.       Ferris State
LB        Korie Rogers                 6-2, 231, Sr.      West Georgia
LB        Tyler Thomsen               6-1, 225, Sr.      Wayne State (Neb)
DB       Delon Stephenson         5-11, 205, Sr.    Ferris State
DB       Hakeem Johnson          6-3, 189, Jr.       Sioux Falls
DB       Jarey Elder                   5-11, 170, Sr.    West Chester
DB       Sterling Hammond         6-1, 210, Sr.      Virginia Union

K          Jefferson Souza            6-1, 185, Jr.       Virginia Union
P          Max Peets                    6-0, 200, Sr.      Fort Lewis
AP        LaPerion Perry              5-6, 155, So.     West Georgia

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