James Manuel
James  Manuel


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Warren Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225



Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Coach Kill Pre-Spring Press Conference Transcript - 3.21.12

Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.


Top Ten Plays #6

James Manuel's interception return propelled the Golden Gophers past Northwestern.


Brick by Brick: Episode #13

Watch the latest episode of Brick by Brick from Gopher Digital Productions.


Minnesota Tops Northwestern

Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.


Minnesota @ Northwestern



Football vs Michigan 10.05.13

Football vs Michigan 10.05.13

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

CAREER NOTES: Recruited to Minnesota as a defensive back - saw action in 22 games as a defensive back, including three starts during his freshman season - recorded 40 total tackles and one interception in two seasons at safety - moved to linebacker prior to 2012 spring practice.

2013 • SENIOR SEASON: Recorded four tackles and broke up a pass against UNLV • made one tackle and broke up one pass at New Mexico State • forced one fumble and tied for the team lead with six tackles against Western Illinois • saw action against San Jose State • made five tackles against Iowa in a reserve role • started at Michigan and made six tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss • totaled five tackles (including one sack) at Northwestern and returned an interception 24 yards for the first touchdown of his career • made two tackles against Nebraska and competed at Indiana • made five tackles and recovered one fumble against Penn State • totaled three tackles and broke up one pass against Wisconsin • led team with eight tackles at Michigan State, which included one sack and 1.5 tackle-for-loss.

2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games • started once against Northwestern • seventh on the team in tackles (50). Game-by-Game: Made four tackles at UNLV • recorded four tackles against New Hampshire • notched five tackles against Western Michigan and vs. Syracuse • posted five tackles at Iowa and against Northwestern • assisted on two tackles at Wisconsin • had five tackles vs. Purdue • made four tackles vs. Michigan, which included 1/2 sack • tallied four tackles at Illinois • recovered one fumble and made five tackles at Nebraska • registered one solo tackle vs. Michigan State • assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.

2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games • recorded 11 tackles. Game-by-Game: Recorded a solo tackle in season opener at USC • tallied two solo tackles vs. New Mexico State • appeared in 29-23 victory against Miami (Ohio) • appeared vs. North Dakota State • garnered one tackle at Michigan • competed at Purdue • notched two tackles in Homecoming game vs. Nebraska • appeared in 22-21 victory against Iowa • assisted on two tackles at Michigan State • had three tackles vs. Wisconsin • appeared at Northwestern • played in 27-7 victory against Illinois.

2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games, starting three • made 29 total tackles (14 solo), forcing two turnovers and breaking up one pass. Game-by-Game: Debuted with first-career start at strong safety in a 24-17 Gophers win at Middle Tennessee State • finished game with four tackles • tallied five total tackles against South Dakota • forced two turnovers to set up Minnesota touchdowns against USC • recorded first-career interception against the Trojans and forced a fumble and recovered the loose ball late in the game, setting up the game's final scoring drive • finished the USC game with seven total tackles with one pass break up • appeared against Northern Illinois but did not record any stats • made one solo stop against Northwestern • appeared as a reserve against Wisconsin, making seven stops • appeared against Purdue but did not record any statistics • made one tackle against Penn State • had one tackle against Ohio State • notched two tackles against Michigan State • made one tackle against Illinois • played against Iowa.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Warren Central High School • helped lead team to a 13-2 record and a state championship in 2009 • Warriors defeated Carmel High School 42-36 in double overtime to take the Indiana 5A title • earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the AP • ranked as the No. 79 safety in the country by Rivals.com • listed as the No. 6 player in Indiana by Rivals • rated as the No. 37 safety in the nation by ESPN • rated as the No. 50 safety in the country by Scout.com • played for the Mainland squad in the 2009 Aloha Prep Classic in Hawaii • tallied 115 tackles to rank No. 3 on the squad as a senior • racked up three interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 2009 • recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions, four pass break-ups and a blocked field goal as a junior in 2008 • coached by John Hart.

PERSONAL: James Manuel was born March 17, 1991 • son of Janet and Clyde Manuel • youth studies major.


Elite Access: Gophers at Target Field

Elite Access: Gophers at Target Field

6/22/2018 - Football

The entire Gopher Football team traveled to Target Field in Minneapolis to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox in June.



6/18/2018 - Football

Jerry Gibson and Winston DeLattiboudere are spending their summer as Como Park Zoo and Conservatory security guards.

Player Profile: Antonio Shenault

Player Profile: Antonio Shenault

6/18/2018 - Football

Antonio Shenault will help lead a young defensive back group in 2018. The senior has played in 33 games and has made 111 tackles.

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