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#17 - BRANDON COLEMAN
WR | SR. | 6-6 | 220
BISHOP MCNAMARA
ACCOKEEK, MD.

2013: Finished collegiate career tied for first in school history with 20 touchdown receptions ... started all 13 games as a redshirt junior ...  took home Paul Robeson Award at team banquet, given to the individual whose performance, leadership and dedication on and off the field during his career has had the greatest impact on Rutgers football ... named to American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... second on the team with 34 receptions ... second on the team with 538 receiving yards ... recorded two receptions for 65 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch against Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl (12/28) ... grabbed two passes for 36 yards at UConn (11/30) ... hauled in a 20-yard pass at UCF (11/21) in the red zone ... had six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati (11/16) ... picked up two receptions for 40 yards in the win versus Temple (11/2), including a 30-yard catch ... totaled five receptions for 66 yards at Louisville (10/10) ... broke free for a 56-yard catch and run at SMU (10/5) ... also had a pass break-up on a Hail Mary play on defense ... picked up one reception for 25 yards in the fourth quarter against Arkansas (9/21) ... recorded one catch for 15 yards in the win over Eastern Michigan (9/14) ... recorded two catches for 30 yards in home opener against Norfolk State (9/7) ... scored twice on nine catches in season debut at Fresno State (8/29) ... selected a team captain by his teammates ... nominated for AFCA Good Works Team ... named to Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List ... tabbed a Preseason Third Team All-American by Sporting News ... named to Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team by Phil SteeleSI.com and Athlon.

2012: Named to All-BIG EAST Second Team at wide receiver … 10 touchdown receptions in 2012 tied a school record … second on the team with 43 receptions … led team with 718 receiving yards … scored on a 43-yard pass-and-catch from QB Gary Nova in the season-opening 24-12 victory over Tulane (9/1), sprinting past the Green Wave secondary after making the grab on a crossing pattern … turned in the first two-TD performance of his career with 32-yard and 16-yard grabs in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) … second two-TD outing of the season in the 35-26 victory at Arkansas (9/22), catching six passes for 89 yards and scoring on 19-yard and 38-yard passes … six catches for 71 yards in the 19-3 win over Connecticut (10/6), tying a career-high in receptions … tied career-best with six catches and a long reception of 43 yards in the 23-15 win vs. Syracuse (10/13), totaling 104 yards for his third career 100-yard receiving game … five catches for 51 yards and one TD in the Kent State game (10/27) … three catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns, one from RB Jawan Jamison on a 16-yard fake pitch-pass and one from Nova on a 31-yard toss, to tie his career-best in touchdown receptions in a game … hauled in a 41-yard reception in the first quarter of the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17) … caught 11-yard TD toss in the Pitt game (11/24) … two catches for 100 yards in the Louisville game (11/29), including a season-long 85-yard TD strike on RU’s first offensive play of the game from Nova, moving him into a tie for fifth on the school’s all-time touchdown receptions list with 16 … the score was his 10th receiving touchdown of the season, which tied a Rutgers single-season record (Marco Battaglia, 1995) … team-high four catches for 55 yards against Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) … member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2011: Appeared in all 13 games, including five starts at wide receiver …  averaged 32.5 yards per reception and an amazing 51.8 yards per touchdown reception ... first player in Rutgers history with two receptions of 85 yards or longer in the same season ... 9-of-17 receptions covered 25 yards or more ... made RU debut with 44-yard TD on first career reception in season-opening 48-0 victory over North Carolina Central (9/1) … came up big in the 20-17 overtime victory over USF (11/5), catching three balls for 75 yards, including a 34-yard throw from Chas Dodd for the game-tying score with less than 90 seconding remaining in the game … grabbed his third TD catch of the season on a 38-yard throw from Chas Dodd in the 27-17 victory over Army at Yankee Stadium (11/12) … best performance of his career at UConn (11/26), setting career highs with six catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns … outing against the Huskies included the longest RU play from scrimmage in 2011, a 92-yard pass-and-catch for touchdown from QB Gary Nova ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2010: Redshirted.

Prior to Rutgers: Three-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Bryce Bevill at Bishop McNamara High School … third Scarlet Knight to play in the Under Armour All-America game … also a member of the Bishop McNamara basketball team … SuperPrep Magazine All-America selection who was rated the No. 5 prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region … finished senior season with 41 receptions for 838 yards and 10 touchdowns … eight of his 10 TDs covered 20 yards or longer … also totaled four interceptions and 64 tackles on defense from his safety position … Washington Post First Team All-Met honoree on defense … 2009 Maryland Big School All-State First Team selection at wide receiver … rated as one of the top 250 recruits in the nation by Rivals.com … No. 5 prospect in Maryland and the No. 29 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com … No. 34 wide receiver in the country according to Scout.com … breakout junior season featured 21 receptions for 584 yards and six touchdowns … averaged 27.8 yards per reception his junior season … born 6/22/92 …  a labor and employment relations major.

SEASON
GP-GS
REC
YDS
AVG
TD
LG
2011
13-5
17
552
32.5
6
92
2012
13-9
43
718
16.7
10
85
2013
13-13
34
538
15.8
4
56
TOTAL
39-27
94
1,808
21.6
20
92
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