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Kurt Coleman
FS #20
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Dayton, OH
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 69 244 190 54 0 0 14 8 0 92 -- 35
2014 KC 10 23 20 3 0 -- 3 1 0 12 12 12
2013 PHI 15 14 13 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 14 93 70 23 0 -- 4 2 0 13 6.5 7
2011 PHI 15 78 56 22 0 -- 5 4 0 60 15 35
2010 PHI 15 36 31 5 0 -- 2 1 0 7 7 7

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (15/2, 1/1-Phil), 2011 (15/13-Phil), 2012 (14/14-Phil), 2013 (15/0, 1/0-Phil). Total- 59/29, 2/1 (59/29, 2/1-Phil).

• Became 1st Eagles player to have 3-INT day since 1966 when he snared 3 INTs off Rex Grossman at Washington (10/16/11). 

• Started 2 regular season games and a playoff contest as a rookie in 2010.

 • Father, Ron, is a cancer survivor and Kurt has been active with cancer charities.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (15/2, 1/1-Phil), 2011 (15/13-Phil), 2012 (14/14-Phil), 2013 (15/0, 1/0-Phil). Total- 59/29, 2/1 (59/29, 2/1-Phil).

• Became 1st Eagles player to have 3-INT day since 1966 when he snared 3 INTs off Rex Grossman at Washington (10/16/11). 

• Started 2 regular season games and a playoff contest as a rookie in 2010.

 • Father, Ron, is a cancer survivor and Kurt has been active with cancer charities.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in exercise science at OSU...Married to Laura, the couple has a daughter, Kyla...Active with cancer charities and has a personal stake in the fight after his father, Ron, battled cancer during Kurt’s college football career but survived the experience after surgery and extensive chemotherapy...Kurt experienced tragedy during his freshman season in 2006 when he tackled WR Tyson Gentry during spring practice and Gentry was paralyzed on the play. Coleman nearly gave up the game before Gentry forgave him and encouraged him to continue playing despite the accident...Father, Ron, is an assitant prinicpal at Stebbins High in Dayton, OH...Enjoys speaking to youngsters about motivation and spirituality.

HONORS Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week at Washington (10/16/11).

PRO Comes to Minnesota with 29 career starts under his belt and playoff experience from his tenure in Philadelphia...Had career-best 105 tackles in 2012 when he started career-high 14 games...Started NFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Green Bay as a rookie in 2010...Had career-best 3-INT game at Washington (10/16/11), becoming the 1st Eagles player to snare 3 picks in a game since 1966...Originally entered NFL as a 7th-round (#244) pick by Eagles in 2010.

2013 Played in 15 games during regular season and NFC Wild Card playoffs vs. New Orleans...Missed 1 game with hamstring injury vs. Chicago (12/22)...Notched season-high 3 tackles vs. Washington (11/17).

2012 Started all 14 games he played...The 14 starts is a career-high...Ranked 2nd on team with career-high 105 tackles...Had both INTs for the season at Cleveland (9/9) in the season opener...Snared 1 of the 2 INTs in the end zone during 17-16 Eagles win...Had season-best 13 tackles and a  FF vs. Atlanta (10/28).

2011 Became full-time starter, opening 13 games and playing in 15...Led team with 4 INTs, 3 coming in game at Washington (10/16)...Had a pair of career-high 14-tackle games, vs. Chicago (11/7) and vs. New England (11/27)...Posted caree-long 35-yard INT return at Miami (12/11)...Went on injured reserve for the season finale with biceps injury. 

2010 Saw action in 15 games and made 1st career start at Washington (11/15)...Started vs. Minnesota (12/28) in game postponed by weather from Sunday night to Tuesday night, the only Tuesday game in Vikings history...Snared 1st career INT at Washington (11/15)…Played in 1st career game vs. Green Bay (9/12) in season opener.  

COLLEGE Started 35 of his 49 career games...Team captain as a senior and voted by teammates as MVP as a senior in 2009...Named 1st-Team All-Big Ten in 2009 and 2nd-Team in 2008...Ended career with 219 tackles and 9 INTs...Played in national title game in 2006 and 2007 against Florida and LSU...Capped career with Rose Bowl win over Oregon as a senior. 

PREP Named All-Ohio as a junior and senior at Northmont High in Clayton...Standout DB and WR...Earned all-conference as a CF in baseball...Graduated a semester early to enroll at Ohio State.

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