|Team:||New York Giants|
|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 194 lb.|
|Born:||July 6, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 1 (15)|
Corey Coleman was born July 6, 1994. He was a three-sport star throughout high school, where he attended J.J. Pearce High School in the small town of Richardson, Texas. He excelled in football, basketball, and track. His head coach, Randy Robertson, saw potential in him as a receiver and rusher, and he received MVP Honors as a wide receiver in 2011. He was a sprinter and jumper on the track and field team as well, and posted a best-time of 10.83 seconds during the 100-meter dash.
Coleman was a four-star recruit and committed to playing college football at Baylor University. He started 10 of the 13 games as a redshirt freshman for the university in 2013. By the end of the first season, he had 35 receptions for 527 yards along with two touchdowns. He experienced a hamstring injury in his sophomore season, causing him to miss the first three games. He set a school record in his junior year with four touchdown receptions in one game. He missed the Russell Athletic Bowl because of a sports hernia surgery. After the surgery, he skipped his senior year to go into the 2016 NFL Draft. It’s also said that he dressed for all the games in the three years of his college career, even if he didn’t see game action.
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Coleman, weighing in at 194 pounds and a height of 5 foot 11, has a hand size of 9 inches. He didn’t run a 40 time for the NFL Scouting Combine. He did, however, run it at the Pro Day held at Baylor and didn’t disappoint with a time of 4.37. He also showed a vertical of 40.5 inches. Coleman was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL draft. He was 15th overall and signed a four-year contract worth $11.65 million. His salary includes a signing bonus of $6.6 million. He was identified as being a punt returner and ball carrier and was a top choice for a receiver. More about his draft profile is seen here.
Coleman joined the Cleveland Browns and in his rookie season, he was not very active in the preseason because of an injury. However, he was expected to start several games of the season because wide receiver Josh Gordon was under a suspension. The first regular preseason game Coleman played in was on September 11, 2016 and recorded a total of two receptions for 69 yards. The following week, against the Ravens, he made a total of five receptions for 104 receiving yards along with two touchdowns. During a September 21 practice, he broke his hand, being told he would be out for at least four to six weeks.
Highlights of his 2016 NFL draft are seen here.
Corey Coleman was born in Dallas Texas and is the son of Melvin and Cassandra. His middle name is Defians. During his time at Baylor University, he majored in leisure studies, kinesiology, and health. He is currently ranked 17 by ESPN.com.
Corey Coleman wears the No. 19 jersey for the Cleveland Browns. You can buy his jersey at the NFL shop right here.
He’s on Twitter @TheCoreyColeman and is also on Instagram.