Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
2009 Tri-County Male Athlete of the Year


In November, Northwestern University senior cornerback Sherrick McManis was selected firstteam All-Big Ten by a media panel, becoming the first player from the Tri-County Area to be an All-Big Ten selection since future GPSHOFer Tim Simpson (East Peoria/Illinois) in 1991. Conference coaches voted McManis, who missed three Wildcats games due to injury, to their second team.

The 2006 Richwoods High School graduate's five interceptions in 10 games ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for eighth nationally. McManis also led the Big Ten in "passes defended."

McManis shares sixth place on the Northwestern career interceptions list with nine and is third in career pass breakups with 30. He was invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in late February in Indianapolis.