Jan. 5, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Former Washington State defensive backs Erik Coleman and Jason David were named to ESPN's NFL All-Rookie Report Team Tuesday.
Coleman, a safety for the playoff-bound New York Jets, finished the regular season as the club's third-leading tackler with 100. The Spokane, Wash., native also chipped in two sacks, a fumble recovery, and a team-leading four interceptions.
David, a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts, recorded 49 tackles, picked off four passes of his own, and forced a fumble. The Covina, Calif., native is also headed to the playoffs with the Colts.
Florida State, Iowa, Miami (Florida), Miami (Ohio), Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Washington State were the only schools to have two or more former players on the list.
Both players were a member of WSU's 2003 Holiday Bowl championship team and combined on a memorable play in that contest. With just over two minutes left in the third quarter, Coleman forced Texas into a fumble that was recovered by David, who took it 18 yards for a touchdown. The Cougars went on to win 28-20.