Tevin Coleman

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Tevin Coleman
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Coleman with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015
No. 26 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-16) April 16, 1993 (age 26)
Oak Forest, Illinois
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Forest
(Oak Forest, Illinois)
College:Indiana
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2019
Rushing yards:2,505
Rushing average:4.4
Rushing touchdowns:20
Receptions:96
Receiving yards:1,059
Receiving touchdowns:11
Player stats at NFL.com

Tevin Ford Coleman (born April 16, 1993) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Indiana, where he was a unanimous All-American.

Early years[edit]

Coleman attended Oak Forest High School in Oak Forest, Illinois.[1] He played running back, wide receiver, and cornerback, and also returned kicks and punts. He was named the 2011 Southtown Star Player of the Year. As a senior, he rushed for 949 yards on 83 carries with 13 touchdowns, and also had 16 receptions for 345 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

In addition, Coleman was on the school's track & field team, where he competed as a sprinter and jumper. He was one of the best 100-meter sprinters and long-jumpers in the state of Illinois as a high schooler. At the 2011 IHSA State Championships, he placed fourth in the 100m, at 10.86, and took second in the long jump, getting a personal-best mark of 7.16 meters.[3] At the 2011 Thornton Classic Meet, he took gold in the long jump, with a mark of 6.88 meters, and finished second in the 100 m, at 10.8 seconds.[4] At the 2011 IHSA 2A State T&F Championship, he ran the 100 meters in a PR of 10.5 seconds, on his way to a second-place finish.

Considered a three-star recruit by the Rivals.com recruiting network, Coleman was ranked as the No. 37 running back nationally in 2012. He chose Indiana over scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Minnesota, and Michigan State.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tevin Coleman
RB
Oak Forest, IL Oak Forest HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jan 9, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 47 (RB)   Rivals: 37 (RB)  247Sports: 42 (RB)  ESPN: 140 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Indiana Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  • "2012 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 27, 2015.

College career[edit]

Coleman attended and played college football for Indiana University from 2012–2014 under head coach Kevin Wilson.[6]

As a true freshman in 2012, Coleman played in 12 games with two starts. He rushed for 225 yards on 51 attempts and one touchdown and also had 566 kick return yards and a touchdown.[7] As a sophomore in 2013, Coleman started the first nine games of the season, before suffering an ankle sprain that caused him to miss the final three games.[8] He finished the year with 958 rushing yards on 131 carries with 12 touchdowns.[9][10][11]

In the first game of his junior season in 2014, Coleman rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana State.[12][13] In the following game, at Bowling Green, he had 190 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[14] On October 4, against North Texas, he had 150 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[15] In the next game, against Iowa, he had 219 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[16] Coleman's 307-yard day in a loss at Rutgers on November 15 became second highest rushing day in school history, behind only Anthony Thompson at Wisconsin in 1989.[17][18] On November 22, against Ohio State, he had 228 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[19] On November 25, Coleman and fellow Big Ten Conference running backs Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) and Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) were named the three finalists for the Doak Walker Award.[20] In the final game of the 2014 season, on November 29 versus rival Purdue, Coleman rushed for 130 yards on 29 carries, finishing the season with 2,036 yards.[21][22] He became the 18th player in NCAA Division I FBS history to reach 2,000-yard rushing mark in a season.[23] His 2,036 rushing yards also broke the school's single-season record, which had been held by Vaughn Dunbar who had 1,805 yards in 1991.[24] Coleman finished seventh in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting having received two first place votes.[25][26]

On December 29, 2014, Coleman announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.[27]

Statistics[edit]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Indiana Hoosiers
Season Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD Att Yards Avg TD
2012 51 225 4.4 18.8 1 10 49 0 24 566 23.6 1
2013 131 958 7.3 106.4 12 19 193 0 6 124 20.7 0
2014 270 2,036 7.5 169.7 15 25 141 0 0 0 -- 0
Career Totals 452 3,219 7.1 97.5 28 54 383 0 30 690 23.0 1

[28]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 38 in
(1.81 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
8 58 in
(0.22 m)
4.40 s 1.52 s 2.48 s 22 reps
All values from Indiana Pro Day[29][30][31]

Coleman was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round with the 73rd overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[32] He was the fifth of 18 running backs to be selected that year.[33] On May 12, 2015, Coleman signed his rookie contract, a four-year contract worth $3,219,012, with a $745,244 signing bonus.[34][35]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

2015 season: Rookie year[edit]

On September 8, 2015, due to the injury of Devonta Freeman, Coleman was named the Falcons feature running back to start the season.[36] On September 14, 2015, Coleman made his NFL debut, running for 80 yards on a season-high 20 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.[37] On September 20, 2015, Coleman scored his first touchdown of his career against the New York Giants.[38] Coleman suffered a fractured rib in the game and was sidelined for Week 3 and Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans, respectively.[39] On November 29, 2015, Coleman ran for a season-high 110 yards on 18 carries against the Minnesota Vikings, his first 100-yard game of his career.[40] In his rookie season, Coleman rushed for 392 yards for one touchdown.[41] Coleman was ranked 11th among rookies in rushing yards.[42] Coleman was among 17 rookies to record a rushing touchdown in the 2015 season.[43]

2016 season[edit]

On September 11, 2016, in the season opener, Coleman caught five passes for 95 yards in a loss against their NFC South rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[44] Coleman recorded a 47-yard reception in the second quarter.[45] On September 18, Coleman scored his first touchdown of the season, a 13-yarder, against the Oakland Raiders.[46] On September 26, Coleman scored a career-high three touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints, his first multi-touchdown game.[47] On October 9, Coleman caught four passes for a career-high 132 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos, his first touchdown reception of his career.[48] Coleman recorded a 31-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.[49] On October 23, Coleman ran for 64 yards on 8 carries and a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.[50] Coleman ran 30 yards for the touchdown.[51] Coleman suffered a hamstring injury in the game.[50] Coleman was sidelined from Week 8 and Week 9's matchups against the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively.[52][53]

On February 5, 2017, Coleman scored a six-yard receiving touchdown in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots.[54] In addition, he had seven rushes for 29 yards in the Super Bowl.[55] However, his efforts were not enough as the Patriots defeated the Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[56]

Coleman's 6.3 yards per touch in 2016 was second among NFL running backs with more than 100 touches (carries plus receptions).[57]

2017 season[edit]

In Week 2, in the 34–23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Coleman had six carries for 42 yards and a three-yard receiving touchdown in the first game in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.[58] His touchdown reception was the first receiving touchdown in the new stadium's history. In Week 12, in 34–20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had 19 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns for his second career game with multiple touchdown scores.[59] Coleman finished the 2017 season with 628 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 299 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.[60] The Falcons made the playoffs as the #6-seed.[61] In the Wild Card Round, against the Los Angeles Rams, he had 40 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards in the 26–13 victory.[62] In the Divisional Round against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had 79 rushing yards and a 14-yard reception in the 15–10 loss.[63]

2018 season[edit]

In Week 2, a 31–24 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Coleman recorded 107 rushing yards for his second career game with 100+ rushing yards.[64] He was named the starter the rest of the season in Week 6 after a season-ending injury to Devonta Freeman.[65] In Week 15, a 40-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Coleman rushed for a career-high 145 yards. Coleman finished the season with a career-high 800 rushing yards and five receiving touchdowns, he also eclipsed 1,000 yards from scrimmage for the first time in his career.[66]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On March 14, 2019, Coleman signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[67][68]

2019 season[edit]

During the season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Coleman rushed for 23 yards on 6 carries but suffered a high-ankle sprain that would keep him out for four weeks. The 49ers went on to win 31-17. During Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns, Coleman returned from his injury and rushed 16 times for 97 yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season in the 31-3 win.[69]

NFL statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2015 ATL 12 3 87 392 4.5 46 1 2 14 7.0 10 0 3 3
2016 ATL 13 0 118 520 4.4 55T 8 31 421 13.6 49 3 1 0
2017 ATL 15 3 156 628 4.0 52 5 27 299 11.1 39 3 1 0
2018 ATL 16 14 167 800 4.8 65 4 32 276 8.6 39 5 2 0
2019 SF 3 2 40 165 4.1 19T 2 4 49 12.3 31 0 0 0
Career 59 22 568 2,505 4.4 65 20 96 1,059 11.0 49 11 7 3

Postseason[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2016 ATL 3 0 29 115 4.0 15 1 7 63 9.0 17 2 0 0
2017 ATL 2 0 24 119 5.0 23 0 4 42 10.5 14 0 0 0
Career 5 0 53 234 4.4 23 1 11 105 9.5 17 2 0 0

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