- United States
- ST, SS
- Clayton, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Post-OSU Update: Kurt Coleman was selected in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Coleman played ten years in the NFL, totaling 146 games (83 starts) with five teams. He totaled 554 tackles and 21 interceptions. After football, Coleman has worked as a color analyst for Carolina Panthers games. (updated: Jun. 2023)
Major: Sport and Leisure Studies (2008), Undecided (2006-07)
Weight: 188 (2008), 185 (2006-07)
2008 Media Guide: Returning starter at strong safety … has already proven he has a bright future with the Buckeyes … one of the fiercest competitors in the OSU weight room.
2007: Starting strong safety who was significant on special teams … 64 tackles, 4 PBU, 3.5 TFL for season … sack and five tackles against Michigan State … five tackles and forced a fumble at Penn State … seven tackles against Illinois … 10 tackles in the BCS championship game … defensive player of week: Illinois … SAE award for outstanding player in Homecoming game … second-year letterman.
2007 Media Guide: Second year defensive back … proved last year he has a bright future with the Buckeyes … played in all but one game as a true freshman, mainly on special teams … had an interception in the spring game along with two tackles and a pass break-up.
2006 Media Guide: Enrolled early at Ohio State for spring quarter and participated in spring drills … had an interception in the spring game along with two tackles and a pass break-up … will contend for playing time in the fall.
High School: Collected 19 solo tackles and 73 assists as a senior to go along with seven pass break-ups and three interceptions … caught 22 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown … returned 15 punts for 261 yards and two touchdowns and 11 kickoffs for 266 yards and another touchdown … two-time first-team All-Ohio … named to the 2005 Detroit Free Press All-Midwest Team … had 17 pass break-ups and 10 interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns, as a junior and 38 solo stops and 53 assists … caught 16 passes for 315 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
Personal: Son of Ron Coleman and Heidi Williams … has a brother Kyle, also an OSU graduate … favorite actress is Angelina Jolie … dream vacation is Australia … favorite former Buckeye is Ahmed Plummer … favorite American from history is Booker T. Washington.
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