Running Back Tevin Coleman (6’1”, 210 pounds) was selected by the Falcons in the 3rd Round (73rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
In 21 games since the start of 2013, Coleman was second nationally in rushing yards per game (142.6) and yards from scrimmage per game (158.5), fourth in rushing yards (2,994), yards from scrimmage (3,328) and rushing yards per carry (7.5), tied for ninth in rushing touchdowns (27) and tied for 11th in total scores (27) despite missing three games in 2013.
Coleman had 15 career 100-yard games, which is fifth in the Indiana record book, eight 150-yard games (third), five 200-yard games (first), one 250-yard game (tied for second) and one 300-yard game (tied for first). He did this all over his final 21 games.
On the Hoosiers career lists, Coleman is first with 7.1 yards per attempt, fourth with 28 rushing touchdowns, fifth with 3,219 rushing yards and 4,292 all-purpose yards, and tied for sixth with 29 total scores.
Junior running back Tevin Coleman became the 18th player in FBS history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a single season. He ranks 15th on the all-time list with 2,036 rushing yards. Coleman (264 attempts) became the fourth-fastest rusher to reach 2,000 after Melvin Gordon (241), Larry Johnson (251) and Mike Rozier (258), besting Barry Sanders (268). He is just the third Big Ten rusher to reach the milestone in the regular season, joining Gordon and Larry Johnson (2002). Coleman’s 7.5 average per carry is the fifth-highest among the 18 2,000-yard rushers.
One of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, Coleman finished second nationally in rushing yards (2,036), rushing yards per game (169.7), all-purpose yards per game (181.4) and yards from scrimmage per game (181.4), third in yards from scrimmage (2,177), fifth in all-purpose yards (2,177) and rushing yards per carry (7.54), tied for 19th in rushing touchdowns (15) and tied for 25th in total touchdowns (15).
- He set Indiana’s single-season rushing record with his 228-yard performance, to go along with a career-long 90-, 52- and 2-yard TDs at No. 7 Ohio State, breaking Vaughn Dunbar’s 1991 mark of 1,805.
- One of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Maxwell Award, Coleman sits sixth on the Big Ten’s single-season list.
- He recorded a career-high 307 yards, the second-most in Indiana history and a Rutgers stadium record, on a career-best 32 rushes, a 9.6 average, and a 67-yard touchdown run.
- Coleman’s four 200-yard games in 2014, four career 200-yard games in Big Ten play, three 200-yard games in Big Ten play in 2014 and five career 200-yard games each set a new program record.
- His average of 169.7 rushing yards per game ranked higher than 70 of the 125 FBS teams.
- Coleman finished second nationally with 11 100-yard games, and he tied for second with six 150-yarders and four 200-yarders.
- He led the country in 30- (9), 40- (8), 50- (6) and 60- (5), tied for the top spot in 70- (3), 80- (2) and 90- (1), and was second in 20-yard TD runs (10).
- When looking at overall rushes, he was first nationally in 60- (8) and 70- (4), tied for first in 80- (2) and 90- (1), second in 30- (16), 40- (13) and 50- (9), and tied for fourth in 20-yarders (19).
- A midseason All-America selection by Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports and Phil Steele, Coleman recorded 10 straight 100-yard games before the streak came to an end against Penn State in game nine.
- It was the longest streak in the nation and in Indiana history. He was the only running back in the country to rush for 100 yards in each game up to that point.
- Coleman’s streak was tied for the 12th-longest nationally since 1996 and the longest for a Big Ten rusher since Wisconsin’s John Clay had 10 (2009-10).
- The Tinley Park, Ill., native saw his 15-game scoring streak snapped against No. 8 Michigan State in game seven. It marked the longest streak in the country and in school history, surpassing Anthony Thompson’s previous mark of 12 (1988-89).
Indiana’s new single-season rushing champion, Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards on 270 attempts, a 7.5 average, with 15 touchdowns. He lost only 26 yards overall. Coleman also made 25 receptions for 141 yards. His 7.54 average trailed only Melvin Gordon (7.54) among backs with 250 attempts. Mike Rozier holds the FBS record of 7.81 yards per carry (min. 215) set in his Heisman Trophy winning 1983 season. On the Hoosiers single-season lists, Coleman is first with 2,036 rushing yards, 7.5 yards per rush and four 200-yard games, tied for first with 11 100-yard games, six 150-yard games and one 300-yard game, tied for second with one 250-yard game, fourth with 2,177 all-purpose yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, sixth with 15 total touchdowns and 270 attempts, and eighth with 90 points.
Rushed for 958 yards on 131 carries (7.3 average) with 12 touchdowns … caught 19 passes for 193 yards, returned six kicks for 124 yards and finished with 1,275 all-purpose yards … averaged 106.4 rushing yards and 141.7 all-purpose yards per game … started the first nine games of the season and missed the final three due to an ankle injury … tied for second in the Big Ten (T-14th nationally) in yards per attempt, third (22nd) in all-purpose yards per game, tied for third in total yards per play (7.3, T-26th), fourth (T-20th) in yards from scrimmage per game (127.9), fifth in rushing yards per game (22nd) and scoring per game (8.0), tied for fifth in rushing TDs and tied for sixth in total scores … tied for third nationally with three 60-plus yard rushes, tied for second with five 50-yarders, tied for first with eight 40-yarders, tied for fourth with nine 30-yarders (75-TD, 64-TD, 64-TD, 58, 55-TD, 44-TD, 43-TD, 40, 34-TD) and tied for 13th with 14 20-yarders … first Hoosier since Levron Williams (127.4) in 2001 to average over 100 rushing yards … collected the most yards for an IU back since Williams (1,401) in 2001 … all-purpose yardage per game marked the highest for an IU back since Williams (200.1) in 2001 … scored at least one time in all nine games … 12 rushing touchdowns are tied for ninth on IU’s single-season list … posted four 100-yard games and three multi-TD games … carded a season-high 215 yards on just 15 rushes (14.3) with a season-long 75-yard score in addition to a 64-yard touchdown in the Illinois win … became the first IU back since BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2003 to surpass the 200-yard mark … marked his second straight 100-yard game, the first IU back since Green-Ellis in 2003 to do so … added 108 yards on 14 attempts (7.7) with the 55-yard TD, two receptions for 51 yards and a 22-yard kick return the previous week against Minnesota … netted 129 yards on 14 carries (6.8) with two scores, including the 43-yarder, in the Bowling Green victory … in the season-opening Indiana State win, tallied 169 yards on 14 rushes (12.1) and 212 all-purpose yards (43 kick return) with 34- and 20-yard TDs … 169 yards were the most for an IU back in an opener since Alex Smith in 1994 (174) … sprinted 92 yards on 20 attempts (4.7) with the 44-yard touchdown to go along with a career-best seven grabs for a season-high 55 yards in the Penn State win … three-time IU offensive player of the week (Indiana State, Minnesota and Illinois).
Honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media … Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Illinois) … named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (Illinois) … received Indiana’s Corby Davis Memorial Award as the team’s most outstanding back.
Led the team with 566 yards on 24 kick returns with a 96-yard touchdown … 23.6 average ranked third in the Big Ten … rushed for 225 yards on 51 rushes (4.4 average) with one touchdown … added 10 receptions for 49 yards … finished third on the team with 840 all-purpose yards and 70.0 per game … started twice and played in all 12 games … returned three kicks for 138 yards (46.0) with the 96-yard TD at Northwestern … joined teammate Shane Wynn (2011) as the only two IU true freshmen to deliver a kick return touchdown … posted a season-high 144 yards on seven returns with a long of 60 against No. 8 Ohio State … carried the ball a season-high 14 times for a season-high 86 yards in his first career start at Massachusetts … also caught two balls for 19 yards for his third 100-yard all-purpose game … scored his first career rushing TD at Navy … rushed for 48 yards on seven attempts (6.9) in his collegiate debut against Indiana State … IU offensive player of the week (Massachusetts) … IU special teams player of the week (Northwestern).
Honorable mention BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Running back, wide receiver and cornerback for head coach Brian McDonough at Oak Forest High School … also returned kicks and punts … named the Pepsi-Cola/Southtown Star, the South Suburban Conference and the Daily Southtown Player of the Year in 2011 … first team all-state selection rushed for 949 yards on 83 carries (11.4 average) with 13 touchdowns … also had 16 receptions for 345 yards (21.6) and five TDs … returned two kickoffs for scores and recorded 44 tackles with two interceptions … rated the No. 12 prospect in Illinois and the No. 37 running back nationally by Rivals.com … finished second at the 2011 Illinois Class 2A track meet in the long jump (23-0.25) for the second straight year and fourth in the 100m (10.86) … parents are Wister and Adlevia Coleman … born on April 16, 1993, Tevin Ford Coleman is a general studies major.