Antonio Coleman

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Antonio Coleman
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At a pre-season game in Denver in August, 2011.
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-01) September 1, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 273 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school: Mobile (AL) Williamson
College: Auburn
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 16
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Antonio Coleman (born September 1, 1986) is a gridiron football defensive end who is a free agent. He used to be with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He used to be a member of the Optimist branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama. He attended Auburn University. Coleman was named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football first team in 2008[1] and was considered one of the top outside linebacker prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.[2] He has been a member of the New York Giants.

College career[edit]

Coleman led Auburn with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in 2008. He finished the season with 46 tackles (29 solo, 17 assists) and had a team-high 13 quarterback hurries, as well as a forced fumble and a pass break-up. He was named the SEC's Defensive Lineman of the Week following Auburn's 14-12 victory over Tennessee Septembet 27 after completing four tackles including a sack and 1.6 tackles for loss.

Coleman was named to the ESPN.com 2009 preseason All-SEC first team.[3] Despite having a cast on his right hand the first 7 weeks of the season, Coleman still finished as the best pass rusher in the SEC,[4] finishing the 2009 season ranked 1st in sacks[5] and 2nd in tackles for loss.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Coleman was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills on April 25, 2010. He was waived by the team on September 3, 2011.

New York Giants[edit]

On September 28, Coleman was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.

Return to Buffalo[edit]

The Buffalo Bills signed Coleman off of the Giants' practice squad on October 25 after a season-ending injury to Shawne Merriman. He was released on December 17, 2011.[7]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On April 29, 2013 he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[8]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on May 31, 2014.[9]

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