PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 14, 2013) – Rutgers redshirt junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman (Accokeek, Md.) has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Coleman is the seventh player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft.
Coleman is set to play his final game as a Scarlet Knight December 28 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame. One ofColeman’s signature moments in Scarlet came in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl as he hauled in an 86-yard touchdown pass from Chas Dodd in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-13 victory over Iowa State.
The 6-foot-6 Coleman is second in school history with 19 career receiving touchdowns. In 38 career games and 26 starts at wide receiver, Coleman has 92 career receptions for 1,743 yards. He is averaging 18.9 yards per reception in his career.
Coleman has three of the 10 longest receptions in school history (92, 86, 85). In 2012, he was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selectionafter totaling 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 10 touchdown receptions tied a school single-season record.
Coleman is a two-time conference all-academic team selection and is one semester away from earning his degree.
Career Receiving Statistics
Year GP-GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long
2011 13-5 17 552 32.5 6 92
2012 13-9 43 718 16.7 10 85
2013 12-12 32 473 14.8 3 56