Brandon Coleman

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Brandon Coleman
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-06-22) June 22, 1992 (age 27)
Accokeek, Maryland
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Forestville (MD) McNamara
College:Rutgers
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions:79
Receiving yards:1,099
Receiving touchdowns:8
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Coleman (born June 22, 1992) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Rutgers. He signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Coleman attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland.[1] As a senior, he had 41 receptions for 838 yards and 10 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

As a sophomore at Rutgers in 2012, Coleman had 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns.[2] The following season, Coleman recorded 34 receptions, 538 yards, and 4 touchdowns his junior year with the Scarlet Knights.[3] Coleman entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season, however went undrafted.[4]

Professional career[edit]

On May 10, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[5]

Coleman received his first professional starts during the Saint's 2015 season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. He caught his first career touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Drew Brees in the second quarter. He finished his first career game hauling in 4 receptions for 41-yards.[6] During a Week 13 matchup against the division-rival Carolina Panthers, he made 4 receptions for 73 receiving yards and caught his second career touchdown reception. On January 3, 2016, Coleman caught a season-high 5 passes for 81 receiving yards against the Atlanta Falcons.

He finished his second season with 30 receptions, 454 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.[7]

In Week 2 of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, Coleman had four receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in the 36–20 loss.[8] He finished the season with 23 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns.

On April 18, 2018, Coleman re-signed with the Saints.[9] He was released with a failed physical on August 5, 2018.[10]

On September 2, 2019, Brandon Coleman announced his retirement via an Instagram post.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brandon Coleman took lessons learned from tap to field
  2. ^ As Brandon Coleman Goes, So Goes Rutgers
  3. ^ "Brandon Coleman". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman to enter 2014 NFL Draft
  5. ^ "2014 NFL Draft: Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman signs with New Orleans Saints". nj.com. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  6. ^ NFL.com. "NFL Game Recap:Week 1/New Orleans Saints Vs. Arizona Cardinals". Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  7. ^ NFL.com. "NFL.com:Player Profile: Brandon Coleman". Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Jackson, Lakisha (April 18, 2018). "Brandon Coleman re-signs with New Orleans Saints". NFL.com.
  10. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 6, 2018.

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