Football vs. Oklahoma State; photos by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
ALL-BIG 12 CANDIDATE
Third-year sophomore, returning starter... Talented, fast receiver excelled in 2014 spring drills... Former top 250 national prep recruit... Projected 2014 preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele (second team kick returner)... Timed at 4.38 in 40-yard dash... Vertical jump of 45.1 is best on team, measured at 11-feet even in broad jump.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Started 10 of 13 games played at receiver as redshirt freshman, also team's leading kickoff returner... Earned first career letter... Totaled 35 receptions (fourth-most on squad) for 527 yards and two TDs, and 483 yards on 17 kickoff returns (28.4 average) with one touchdown... 28.41 average ranked third on school's single-season kickoff return list... Made all 17 kick returns over final eight games... Made first career start in first collegiate game in season-opening win over Wofford, scored first career TD on career-long 70-yard reception (finished with two catches for 73 yards)... Made multiple receptions in each of first four games... Had memorable block in win over Kansas State to free teammate Tevin Reese... Returned first career kickoff for 97-yard TD in final minute of win over Iowa State in sixth game, also had three receptions for 18 yards... The 97-yard kickoff return ranked as seventh-longest in school history... Had 49-yard TD reception (two total catches for 66 yards) and returned two kickoffs for 36 yards, in win over Kansas in seventh game... Made no receptions, but had 51-yard and 29-yard kick returns, in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game... Had three catches for 45 yards and 27-yard kickoff return in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Totaled 112 all-purpose yards vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State in 10th game, made five catches for 54 yards and 58 return yards on three kickoffs... Had 78 yards on five receptions in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth... Made season-high seven receptions for 88 yards and season highs of six kick returns for 148 yards in Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF... 236 all-purpose yards vs. UCF ranked eighth on BU's single-game list.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for all 13 games, but did not see any game action.
High School: National top 250 recruit from Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, excelled as rusher, receiver and returner... Played under head coach Randy Robertson at PHS... Totaled 3,864 all-purpose yards and 61 touchdowns in final three prep seasons... Rated 118th overall national prospect by 247Sports.com and 232nd on Rivals250... National position rankings among receivers: No. 11 by 247Sports.com, No. 17 by ESPN.com, No. 23 by Scout.com, No. 38 by Rivals.com... Rankings among recruits in state of Texas: No. 15 by 247Sports.com, No. 15 on Austin American-Statesman's Texas Fabulous 55, No. 20 on Rivals.com's Lone Star Recruiting Top 100, No. 25 by ESPN.com, No. 33 on SuperPrep's Texas 121... Also listed on Texas top 100 listings by Waco Tribune-Herald (top 30), Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab-44 Top 100... Rated state's fourth-best athlete by Lone Star Recruiting... Listed No. 6 wide receiver in state in 2011 Postseason Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Ranked 26th best recruit on Scout.com's Midlands Top 150... Listed No. 9 on Dallas Morning News' SportsDay Dallas Area Top 100, second among receivers... Selected to play for 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Football Team in February International Bowl (formerly Team USA vs. The World)... Named first-team 2011 All-Area by DMN SportsDay (as WR/RB/QB)... Earned 2011 first-team Class 4A All-State and District 10-4A MVP honors as wide receiver... Totaled 69 receptions for 932 yards and 11 TDs, 567 yards and 15 TDs on 84 rushes and threw for 106 yards on 5-of-6 passing as senior in 2011... Had 69 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 TDs as well as 97 carries for 426 yards and 13 TDs as junior in 2010... Also made two interceptions at cornerback en route to 2010 All-District 10-4A honors... Totaled 707 yards and 10 TDs on 91 rushes as well as 19 receptions for 229 yards and one TD as sophomore in 2009... Earned second-team All-District 10-4A honors as sophomore... Participated on track team, finished eighth at 2012 Texas UIL 3A state meet in high jump with 6-4 mark as senior.
Personal: Son of Melvin Coleman and Cassandra Jones... Full name is Corey Defians Coleman... Born July 6, 1994, in Dallas, Texas... Majoring in health, human performance and recreation studies.