PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 6, 2013) – Rutgers junior wider eceiver Brandon Coleman (Accokeek, Md.) was named a Preseason All-American (Third Team) in the annual Sporting News college football preview magazine. Coleman, a 2012 All-BIG EAST First Team selection, enters his junior season with 16 career touchdown receptions in just 26 games played.
Coleman’s 16 touchdown receptions already place him in a tie for fifth place in Rutgers’ career history. In 2012, Coleman led RU with 718 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. His 43 receptions ranked second on the squad. In his career, Coleman has averaged 21.2 yards per reception.
The Maryland native is one of the most dangerousdeep threats in college football. Coleman is the only player in Rutgers history to have three career touchdown receptions of at least 85 yards.
Coleman was also named the best athlete in the conference by the Sporting News as the magazine picked Rutgers to finish second in the league.
The Sporting News also named junior offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.), senior defensive end Jamil Merrell (Bear, Del.), senior offensive lineman Antwan Lowery (Miami, Fla.) and Coleman to its preseason all-conference team.
Rutgers opens the 2013 season Thursday, August 29 at Fresno State (10 p.m. ET kickoff). Football season tickets are onsale now by calling 1-866-445-GoRU (4678) or visit ScarletKnights.com to reserve your seats.