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Player Bio: Erik Coleman :: Football  

  Erik Coleman
Erik Coleman
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spokane, Wash.

High School:
Lewis and Clark High '00

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
05/05/1982

Experience:
3V

COLEMAN’S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Attended Lewis and Clark High…earned three letters in football for coach John Hook as a running back, defensive back and kick returner…also three letters for coach Terry Reed in basketball…during JUNIOR year earned All-Greater Spokane League first team honors on defense and won the team’s defensive back of the year winner…led the GSL in interceptions with seven…team finished the regular season with a 9-0 mark and won the GSL title…SENIOR season rushed for 1187 yards…scored 13 touchdowns…picked off a team-high six passes…team’s MVP winner…Tigers went 7-2…earned all-league first team honors on both offense and defense…an All-Far West pick by Prep Star Magazine…Seattle Times Red Chip honoree…leading rusher in the East-West Shrine All-Star game with 101 yards.

COLEMAN’S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (2000-01): V-letter… Games - 8…Started - 1…started at strong safety against Utah…missed the Oregon State game with a bruised kidney…came back, only to break a finger against Oregon in the next game…missed the final two games after surgery to repair a broken finger (right hand) …earned the following seven weekly team awards: California/Special Team Big Play, BSU/Specialist of the Week, ASU/Cougar Claw/Specialist of the Week/Assassin/Gamebreaker, Oregon/Cougar Claw. ? Finished the season with 19 tackles and two pass deflections ? Blocked a punt at California that resulted in a WSU touchdown ? Returned eight kickoffs 203 yards and had one punt return…in first action as a KO returner, had returns of 40 and 35 yards against Boise State…had four kickoff returns for 70 yards in a triple overtime loss at Arizona

SOPHOMORE (2001-02): V-letter…Games - 11…Starts - 5…missed the UCLA game with a concussion…earned the following weekly team awards: OSU/Pac-10 Defense; MSU/Defensive Back; Oregon/Pac-10 Special Teams; Oregon/Defensive Back. ? Took over for the injured Marcus Trufant after three games ? Iin second start against Oregon State picked off two passes, returning the first one 47 yards for a touchdown…also intercepted a pass at Boise State ? Broke up four passes and made 39 tackles, including 10 against Oregon and eight at Stanford…had four tackles in the Sun Bowl against Purdue ? WSU’s number two man with 12 punt returns for 77 yards and number two with nine kickoff returns for 199 yards and a team-leading 22.1 average

PERSONAL

Eric James Coleman…born 5-6-82 in Sacramento, Calif…mother Cynthia Coleman…one brother Erin and one sister Erika…interested in a communication major at WSU.

DEFENSE	G/GS	TT	PT	AT	TFL	SACKS	PI/YDS
2000	8/1	19	10	9	1/-5	0/0	0/0
2001	11/5	39	23	16	2/-3	0/0	3/47
CAREER:	19/6	58	33	25	3/-8	0/0	3/47

KO RETURNS G/GS NO YDS AVG TD LG 2000 8/1 8 203 25.4 0 40 2001 11/5 9 199 22.1 0 31 CAREER 19/6 17 402 23.6 0 40

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