SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Senior running back Tommy Addison (Germantown, MD/Quince Orchard) and junior defensive back Keon Robinson (Fairfax Station, VA/Lake Braddock) of the Shepherd University football team were named to the 2011 Sporting News Preseason Division II All-America 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.
Shepherd, coming off a 12-2 record as a national semifinalist, is ranked 14th in the Sporting News Division II Top 25 poll. Additionally, the Shepherd-West Virginia Wesleyan game on October 8 was picked as one of the four "Games to Watch" contests.