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|Date of birth:||1938 (age 75–76)|
|Place of birth:||Hamtramck, Michigan|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1960 / Round: 17 / Pick: 199|
|Drafted by:||Cleveland Browns|
Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
|CFL All-Star:||1963, 1964, 1965|
|CFL West All-Star:||1963, 1964, 1965|
|Awards:||1964 CFL MOP|
|Honors:||1968 - Grey Cup champion|
Coleman played his college football with the Western Michigan University Broncos from 1957 to 1959. He rushed for 1918 yards, including 1068 in the 1958 season. His 279 yard game versus Central Michigan University in 1958 is still a school record.
The Calgary Stampeders would be his home team for 8 seasons, from 1960 to 1967. Coleman would rush for a 6234 yards over this time, second only to Stampeder great Earl Lunsford. The highlight of his time in Calgary was the 1964 season, when he rushed 260 times for a league leading 1629 yards (6.3 average per carry.) This won him the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award. His 1965 season was nearly as good, rushing 249 times for 1509 yards (6.1 average) but the only other time he led the league was in 1963, with 1343 yards. He was an All Canadian all star each of these years.
He holds the Stamps record for most rushing yards in one game, with 238 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 15, 1964. He also rushed for 224 yards against the Edmonton Eskimos on August 18, 1965.
In total, Coleman would play 123 regular season and 26 playoff games in 10 seasons, rushing 1135 times for 6566 yards (5.8 yard average) and 42 touchdowns, with his longest run being 85 yards.
He was added to the Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame as #22 in 1999.
|Awards and achievements|
|CFL's Most Outstanding Player