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Caleb Coleman
Player Profile:
Caleb Coleman 1550050
Position: Nickelback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
High School: St. Mary's College HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: @calfootball
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014

Coleman became one of Cal’s most dependable defensive backs and special teams players during his first season on the field as a redshirt freshman in 2014. He finished the season with 15 tackles to go along with two interceptions and three pass breakups with both of his interceptions coming in the team’s final four games. Coleman’s first interception was one of two key plays along with a fourth-down stop near midfield that he made in the fourth quarter of a road win at Oregon State. Coleman, a local product who prepped at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, came to Cal as a wide receiver but moved to cornerback during his 2013 redshirt freshman campaign.

Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► Has played in nine games with one start and contributed 15 tackles along with two interceptions that he has returned for six yards and three pass breakups all in his second season with the program as a redshirt freshman in 2014 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2013
► Tied for second among active Cal players in career interceptions, tied for fifth in interception return yards and tied for sixth in pass breakups
► Made his lone career start vs. UCLA as a redshirt freshman
► Recorded a career-high four tackles as a redshirt freshman at Washington State, while equaling a career-high single interception at Oregon State and vs. BYU (career-high four interception return yards) the same season
► Had a career-high-tying single pass breakup vs. Sacramento State, vs. Washington and at USC all as a redshirt freshman
► Began his college career as a wide receiver but moved to his current cornerback position during his 2013 true freshman campaign
► Changed his uniform to his current No. 10 beginning with 2014 spring practices after wearing No. 21 in his first season with the Cal program in 2013
► Presented with the prestigious Jonathan and Judy Hoff Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor for the 2014-15 academic year at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Honors Luncheon
► First-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a redshirt freshman

Sophomore (2015)
► Missed spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season

Freshman (2014)
► Played in nine games including each of the last eight with one start and contributed 15 tackles along with two interceptions that he returned for six yards, five passes defended and three pass breakups
► Ranked second on the team in interceptions, fourth in interception return yards, tied for seventh in pass breakups and eighth in passes defended
► Recorded a career-high four tackles at Washington State
► Registered a career-high single interception at Oregon State that he returned two yards and vs. BYU that he returned a career-long four yards, adding three tackles against the Beavers and one vs. the Cougars with the interception return against BYU the fourth-longest by a Cal player
► Had both his interception and a tackle on a critical fourth-down stop at the Cal 48-yardline to help protect a fourth quarter lead in Cal’s win at Oregon State and was the team’s nomination for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors
► Had three tackles both at Oregon State and in his first career start as a nickelback vs. UCLA
► Posted one tackle and a career-high-tying one pass breakup in his first collegiate action vs. Sacramento State
► Also had a career-high-tying one pass breakup vs. Washington and at USC, adding one tackle against the Trojans
► Had a single tackle vs. Oregon and Stanford
► Presented with the prestigious Jonathan and Judy Hoff Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor recognizing a football student-athlete who has dedicated himself to a holistic approach toward academic, athletic and persona development by demonstrating consistent daily routines, persistent community outreach and collaborative leadership ability at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Honors Luncheon in May of 2015
► First-team Pac-12 All-Academic
► Had three tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one pass breakup in the spring game
Freshman (2013)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for October 21-27, 2013
St. Mary’s College HS (Class of 2013)
► Posted career totals of 66 receptions for 1,600 yards receiving and 22 touchdowns including five 100-yard receiving games, while he added two kick return TDs and four rushes for 25 yards
► Earned first-team All-Tri-County Rock League and third-team All-East Bay honors as a 2012 senior when he had 53 receptions and a league-leading 900 yards receiving, as well as 11 touchdown catches to rank third in the conference
► Also ranked No. 16 in the Contra Costa Times’ Cream of the Crop rankings and picked up a National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Award during his senior campaign when he had four of his 100-yard receiving games and both of his kick returns for touchdowns
► Had a career-high-tying three touchdown catches during his senior season vs. both Salesian (career-high-tying 10 catches, 151 yards receiving) and De Anza (six catches, 156 yards receiving)
► Registered 24 receptions for 437 yards receiving and five touchdowns as a 2011 junior to rank fourth in the Bay Shore League in receiving yards
► Posted a career-high-tying 10 catches for a career-high 169 yards receiving and one touchdown catch during his junior season against Riordan
► Teams made appearances in the North Coast Section playoffs in each of his three campaigns, with his senior squad recording his school’s first playoff victory in 11 seasons in a first-round triumph
► Also participated in baseball and track and field, playing for a squad on the diamond that was the NCS runner-up during his 2011 sophomore season and running a 10.8 100 meters and participating for a team on the track that won the NCS title also during his 2011 sophomore campaign for the first time since 2001
► On his school’s honor roll (3.75 GPA and above) all four years

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2013)
► A three-star recruit according to 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and ESPN, while Rivals and Scout gave him two stars each
► Listed among the nation’s top wide receivers by ESPN (No. 159), 247Sports (No. 195), 247Sports Composite (No. 209) and Scout (No. 220)
► Ranked No. 197 among all players in his region by ESPN
► Listed as high as the No. 132 player overall in California by ESPN, while 247Sports had him at No. 165 and 247Sports Composite at No. 174

► Full name is Caleb Madison Coleman
► Born June 12, 1995
► Parents are Paul Coleman and Rosena Goldman
► Father played college baseball at Central Michigan
► Grandfather, Jim Coleman, coached track and field at Laney College in Oakland and was the personal coach for 1968 Olympic gold medalist Jim Hines
► Attended Cal football games as a youth when he lived about a mile away from Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium and upon signing his national letter of intent in February of 2013 said “Being from Berkeley, I’ve followed Cal football my whole life. You look at Cal, and it’s a great opportunity and a great education.”
► Has worked out with the same trainer as former Cal great and current NFL All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks
► Has been clocked as fast as 4.47 in the 40-yard dash according to Scout
► Major is business administration

Coleman's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 4 (at Washington State, 2014)
Interceptions: 1 (twice, last vs. BYU, 2014)
Interception Return Yards: 4 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Long Interception Return: 4 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Pass Breakups: 1 (three times, last at USC, 2014)
All-Purpose Yards: 4 (vs. BYU, 2014)

Last Updated
July 1, 2015

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