Senior running back Tommy Addison and sophomore defensive back Keon Robinson of the Shepherd University football team were named to the 2011 D2Football.com Pre-Season All-American Team.
Addison led the Shepherd ground attack in 2010 as he rushed 239 times for 1,670 yards and 19 touchdowns. He added seven receptions for 60 yards. Addison rushed for 100 yards or more in nine games.
Robinson recorded 10 interceptions last year, including two that were returned for touchdowns. His 10 interceptions are the most in NCAA II in 2010, while his .71 average ranked him fourth nationally. He also had 16 kickoff returns for a 21.0 average and nine punt returns for a 9.7 average. Robinson was sixth on the team in tackles with 65 with a team-best 59 solo tackles. He added 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The Shepherd football team is ranked seventh for 2011 in the initial D2Football.com poll.