Corey Coleman

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Corey Coleman
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Coleman with the Bills in August 2018
No. 19 – New York Giants
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-06) July 6, 1994 (age 24)
Dallas, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:J. J. Pearce
(Richardson, Texas)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2018
Receiving yards:789
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at

Corey Defians Coleman (born July 6, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Coleman attended J. J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. In football, he excelled as a rusher, receiver and returner under head coach Randy Robertson and was named first-team 2011 All-Area by The Dallas Morning News SportsDay (as WR/RB/QB) and earned 2011 first-team Class 4A All-State and District 10-4A MVP honors as a wide receiver. As a sophomore, he totaled 707 yards and 10 touchdowns on 91 rushes as well as 19 receptions for 229 yards and one more score, earning second-team All-District 10-4A honors. He had 69 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns as well as 97 carries for 426 yards and 13 touchdowns as junior in 2010; he also made two interceptions at cornerback en route to 2010 All-District 10-4A honors. As a senior in 2011, he totaled 69 receptions for 932 yards and 11 touchdowns, 567 yards and 15 touchdowns on 84 rushes and threw for 106 yards on 5-of-6 passing. In his final three seasons, Coleman amassed 3,864 all-purpose yards and 61 touchdowns. Following his senior season, he was selected to play for the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Football Team in the February International Bowl (formerly known as Team USA vs. The World).

Coleman also participated on the track & field team, where he was a standout sprinter and jumper. As a junior in 2011, he placed second at the District 10-4A meet in the triple jump with a leap of 13.70 meters (44'11.5").[1] He posted a personal-best time of 10.83 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 48th Annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays, placing sixth in the finals.[2] At the Region II-4A meet, he recorded a career-best time of 21.76 seconds in the 200-meter dash en route to an 8th-place finish; he was also a finalist in the jumping events, finishing second in the long jump (6.99m or 22'11") and third in the high jump (2.0m or 6'6.75"), while also running the third leg on the 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping them earn a fourth-place finish with a time of 41.97 seconds.[3] Before his senior year, he ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.32 seconds) at a SPARQ Combine in Oregon, which featured some of the nation's top recruits. As senior in 2012, he finished eighth at Texas UIL 3A state meet in the high jump with a 1.93m (6'4") mark.[4]

Coleman was rated by as a four-star recruit.[5] He committed to Baylor University to play college football.

College career[edit]

After redshirting in 2012, Coleman started 10 of 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2013. For the season, he had 35 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. Coleman missed the first three games of his sophomore season due to a hamstring injury. In his first game back he had 12 receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown.[6] Overall, he appeared in 10 games and recorded 64 receptions for 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns.[7] During the second game of his junior year in 2015, Coleman set the school record with four touchdown receptions in a single game.[8][9] Coleman finished the year with 74 catches, 1,363 yards an 18.4 yard average per catch, and 20 touchdowns.[10] Coleman capped off the year by winning the 2015 Fred Biletnikoff Award for the nation's best wide receiver.[11] On December 23, 2015, Coleman underwent a sports hernia surgery, causing him to miss the Russell Athletic Bowl. A few days following his surgery, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
2013 Baylor 12 35 527 2
2014 Baylor 10 64 1,119 11
2015 Baylor 12 74 1,363 20
College Totals 34 173 3,009 33


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 in
(1.80 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
30 14 in
(0.77 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.39 s 1.51 s 2.47 s 40.5 in
(1.03 m)
11 ft 3 in
(3.43 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13]/Baylor's Pro Day[14]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Coleman was drafted 15th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft.[15] On May 13, 2016, he signed a four-year, $11.65 million contract.[16] Coleman did not play for most of the preseason due to injury, but the Browns expected to start him in the first several games of the season due to the suspension[17] of starting wide receiver Josh Gordon.[18]

In his first regular season game on September 11, 2016, Coleman recorded two receptions for 69 yards. In Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, Coleman made five receptions for 104 receiving yards and two touchdowns.[19] Coleman broke his hand during practice on September 21, and was ruled out 4–6 weeks.

In Week 1 of the 2017 season, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Coleman caught the first career touchdown pass from quarterback DeShone Kizer. He finished the game with five receptions for 53 yards.[20] In Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, Coleman suffered another broken hand, the same hand that hindered him in the 2016 season. He had surgery on the hand on September 18, 2017 and was ruled out 6–8 weeks.[21] He was placed on injured reserve the next day.[22] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on November 16, 2017.[23] On December 31, 2017, he dropped a pass late in the fourth quarter to seal the Browns' 0–16 season.[24]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On August 5, 2018, Coleman was traded to the Buffalo Bills for a 2020 seventh-round pick.[25] He was released by the Bills on September 1, 2018.[26]

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 11, 2018, Coleman was signed by the New England Patriots.[27] Coleman was released on September 17, 2018, to create a roster spot for his former Browns teammate Josh Gordon.[28] On September 20, 2018, Coleman was re-signed to the Patriots practice squad.[29] On September 29, 2018, Coleman was released from the practice squad.[30]

New York Giants[edit]

On October 19, 2018, the New York Giants signed Coleman to their practice squad.[31] On October 25, 2018, he was promoted to the active roster.[32]

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
2016 Cleveland 10 33 413 3
2017 Cleveland 9 23 305 2
2018 NYG 2 2 20 0
NFL Totals 21 58 738 5

Source [33]


  1. ^ "District 10-4A – Track & Field Meet".
  2. ^ "48th Annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays – Track & Field Meet".
  3. ^ "Region II-4A – Track & Field Meet".
  4. ^ "UIL 4A State Track & Field Championships – Track & Field Meet".
  5. ^ "Corey Coleman".
  6. ^ National reaction: Corey Coleman back in business for Baylor, national analyst ranks Baylor No.12 Archived October 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Baylor receiver Corey Coleman can be one of nation's best – Big 12 Blog- ESPN".
  8. ^ "College Sports: 'Freak athlete' Corey Coleman sets record, helps Baylor tame Lamar – SportsDay". SportsDay.
  9. ^ "Lamar vs. Baylor – Game Recap – September 12, 2015 – ESPN".
  10. ^ "Corey Coleman".
  11. ^ "Baylor's Coleman wins Biletnikoff as nation's top receiver". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Corey Coleman College Stats - College Football at". College Football at
  13. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Corey Coleman". National Football League.
  14. ^ "*Corey Coleman, DS #2 WR, Baylor: 2016 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  15. ^ "NFL draft: Results, analysis for every Round 1 pick". April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Orr, Conor (May 13, 2016). "Cleveland Browns sign first-round pick Corey Coleman". Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  17. ^ Sessler, Marc (July 25, 2016). "Josh Gordon reinstated, will be suspended four games".
  18. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (September 5, 2016). "Kevin Hogan signing not 'an indictment on Cody' Kessler". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  19. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (September 21, 2016). "Browns' top pick Corey Coleman broke his hand in practice today". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns – September 10th, 2017". Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  21. ^ Gribble, Andrew (September 18, 2017). "Browns WR Corey Coleman undergoes surgery on broken hand".
  22. ^ "Browns place WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve, add 2 to practice squad". September 19, 2017.
  23. ^ "Browns activate WR Corey Coleman". November 16, 2017.
  24. ^ "Corey Coleman despondent after fourth-down drop, says play will 'last forever'". December 31, 2017.
  25. ^ Knoblauch, Austin (August 6, 2018). "Browns trade Corey Coleman to Bills for draft pick". Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  26. ^ "Bills make these moves to reach the 53-man roster limit". September 1, 2018.
  27. ^ "Patriots Sign RB Kenjon Barner and WRs Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler". September 11, 2018.
  28. ^ "Patriots Acquire WR Josh Gordon in a Trade with Cleveland; Release WR Corey Coleman". September 17, 2018.
  29. ^ "Patriots Sign WR Corey Coleman to the Practice Squad; Release RB Kenneth Farrow from the Practice Squad". September 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "Patriots Release WR Corey Coleman from the Practice Squad". September 29, 2018.
  31. ^ "Corey Coleman, Giants Agree on Practice Squad Contract". October 19, 2018.
  32. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 25, 2018). "Giants sign receiver Corey Coleman to active roster".
  33. ^ "Corey Coleman career stats". Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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