2022 Mountain West Football Top 50: #47, Hawaii OT Ilm Manning
The veteran Warriors offensive lineman is back on our annual countdown of Mountain West football’s top performers.
Still protecting the blind side.
Few athletes in the Mountain West have really seen it all but there’s little doubt that number includes Hawaii offensive tackle Ilm Manning, who makes his second appearance on our annual countdown of the conference’s top football talents.
2021 marked Manning’s fourth full year as a starter and he was as busy as anyone in the conference: In 13 starts at left tackle, he was marked by Pro Football Focus as being on the field for 913 snaps, the third-most of any Mountain West offensive tackle. He also earned an honorable mention from the conference media last fall after, according to Hawaii’s internal numbers, he led the team in knockdowns.
With a whopping 47 career starts under his belt at this point, Manning is undoubtedly one of the Mountain West’s longest-tenured players at any position in recent memory. There’s a good chance he’ll get back to doing what he does best more often this season, too, anchoring a pass-first offense as a staunch leader of the braddahhood.
Ilm Manning returns as @HawaiiFootball’s offensive tackle, feels new #HawaiiFB offense & playing alongside ‘very strong’ sophomore Maurice Ta’ala will be ‘beneficial’ • Spring Training camp continues Thursday, stay w/ @KHONnews for #GoBows coverage 🤙🏽 @ilmstreet pic.twitter.com/cGWT4LUCFw
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) March 24, 2022