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These are some interesting stats on our new running back I found in many different sites, including his season stats for 2014.

2014: 270 carries, 2036 yards, 15 TD's

Career: 452 carries, 3,219 yards, 28 TD's

- Tevin Coleman led ALL NCAA runners with a yards after first contact average of 4.03.

- 4th fastest player in NCAA history (18th total) to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a season.

- Coleman averaged 7.5 yards a carry last season, with an average offensive line, and no QB help whatsoever.

- Coleman broke a tackle or made someone miss on 12.2 percent of his carries.

- 57% of his yardage came on runs that went at least 15 yards which was the biggest in the nation.

- Against eventual NCAA champion Ohio State, Coleman recorded 233 yards on 27 carries, and scored 3 times in a loss. (Including one 90 yard TD run, longest of his season)

Coleman finished No. 1 in the nation with 10 rushing touchdowns of 25 yards or longer last season.


...... Oh and what he did in 2014, he did it while playing through a broken toe.

You could say I am pretty excited for this kid.

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Fing amazing. I really don't see how we could have done better when it's all said and done. We took Vic freaking Beaslely to cover our most painfully obvious need in the round 1.

Then found found Tevin Coleman in round 3. The more I think about this the more I just say wow! This guy is perfect for our system with Shannahan. Heck, he's pro ready too! He can catch the ball and block!! Are you kidding??

And yet we have this side show, attention-fest going on about the other RB... Amazing.

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I knew a little about Coleman from his stats and rankings but after reading this I am pumped........

Tevin Coleman ran for the bulk of his 2,000-yard season on nine good toes.

IU's All-American running back broke his tenth – his right big toe – in the fifth week of the season. He then eschewed surgery, gritted his teeth and continued ripping out 100-yard afternoons week after week.

Broken toe? No one could tell.

Coleman finished with one of the finest seasons by a Hoosiers back in history: 2,036 yards (a school record), four games of 200 yards or more (three of which came after his injury) and eight touchdown runs of 60 yards or more (no back in the country had more). He finished seventh in voting for the Heisman Trophy, the highest by an IU player since Antwaan Randle El was sixth in 2001.


"What can you do?" Coleman said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where he is one of the top prospects at his position. "You have keep on playing. You have to keep on fighting. I had to lead my team."

His rushing total before the injury: 841 yards. His rushing total after: 1,195 yards.

Coleman said he snapped the sesamoid bone in his right big toe in a 49-24 win over North Texas on October 4. He waited to have surgery on it until after the Hoosiers' season ended, and did so in December. The surgeon removed his broken bone and attached the tendon that sits just below the big toe to another bone.

"It was definitely painful," Coleman said of fighting through the injury.

Asked if he was 100 percent aside from bum toe, Coleman nodded his head.

"Yes sir," he said.

He wanted to take part in this week's combine but instead is following doctor's orders – he won't run full speed for another two weeks. He aims at impressing league scouts and general managers at IU's Pro Day on April 16. The only physical activity he's taking part in this week is the bench press.

"It's really disappointing not to show what I have," he said. "I was really ready to do so but my doctor said I shouldn't do it. I'm just following his rules, following his orders. Come pro day, I'm going to be ready."

Coleman is currently recovering and working out at Bommarito Performance in Miami and is aiming for a 4.39 or 4.4 in the 40-yard dash on his pro day, he said.

Among the teams he met with Wednesday was the Indianapolis Colts – a team in need of an upgrade at the running back position. There appears interest: Coleman said he had a second meeting set up today with the Colts.

"I'd love to be back in Indiana," Coleman said of the prospect of staying in the Hoosier state after starring here in college. "It'd be a great feeling."


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