Tevin Coleman is a running back for the Indiana University Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference. Phil Steele named Coleman to his 2014 pre-season All-Big Ten third team.
Coleman attended Oak Forest High School in Illinois where he starred at running back, wide receiver and cornerback. He handled kick-off and punt returning duties as well. The South Suburban Conference Player of the Year and a first team All-State selection in 2011, Coleman ran for 949 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground. Through the air he caught 16 passes for 345 yards and five touchdowns. He also had two kick returns for touchdowns and picked off two passes on defense.
Rivals.com ranked Coleman as the 37th best running back recruit in the nation and the 12th best overall recruit in the state of Illinois. He also starred in track at Oak Forest.
Coleman played right away as a true freshman at Indiana and was a BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman team Honorable Mention. He returned 24 kicks for 566 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was a 96-yard return for a score against Northwestern. His average of 23.6 yards per return was the third-best in the conference. Coleman averaged 4.4 yards per carry and finished with 225 rushing yards and one touchdown. Coleman caught 10 passes on the season for 49 yards to contribute to his 840 all-purpose yards, third on the Hoosiers.
In 2013 Coleman was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. He finished the season with 958 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Coleman showed his versatility with 19 receptions for 193 yards and six returns for 124 yards. After starting the first nine games of the season, Coleman missed the final three when he suffered an ankle injury. Coleman’s average of 7.3 yards per carry was tied for second in the conference.
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