Duo recognized on AFCA All-America team Wednesday.
Bears have five on first team, two second-team picks.
Coleman, Drango make first team, while Billings is on second team.
Coleman, Drango make first team, while Billings is on second team.
Billings, Coleman, Drango give BU most first-team selections in country.
Baylor travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State.
Baylor wins at Kansas State to improve to 8-0 for the second time in school history.
Fourth-year junior and returning All-American and All-Big 12 honoree… Elite athlete and third-year starting receiver… On pace to become one of most prolific receivers in school history… Entering 2015 season, BU career ranks: second in receiving yards/game (71.6), sixth in yards/reception (16.63), tied for 10th in receiving TDs (13), 12th in receiving yards (1,646) and 15th in career receptions (99)… Five career 100-yard receiving games ranks tied for ninth all-time at BU… Veteran with 23 career games played and 16 career starts (fifth-most on squad) entering 2015 season… Projected 2015 All-America by Phil Steele (second team) and Athlon (third team)... Selected preseason first-team All-Big 12 by league media, ESPN, Athlon, Lindy’s and Phil Steele... Also tabbed all-purpose All-Big 12 by Athlon... Named “College Football’s Most Freakish Athlete” and “College Football’s Most Explosive Player” by NFL.com... Listed “Best wide receiver in Texas” by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football... Former top 250 national prep recruit... Timed at team-best 4.38 in 40-yard dash… Vertical jump of 45.1 is best on team, measured at 11 feet, 3 inches in broad jump (best on team)... Three-cone drill time is team-best 6.62.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in final 10 games, and started six, in sophomore season for Big 12 champions… Earned All-American honorable mention (Sports Illustrated) and consensus All-Big 12 honors (named first team by AP, ESPN, Phil Steele, 247Sports, San Antonio Express-News and Waco Tribune-Herald; second team by league coaches and Athlon)… Semi-finalist for 2014 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award… Named “Best Receiver” in Texas and first-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football… Totaled 1,119 yards and 11 TDs on 64 receptions, rushed 11 times for 53 yards and TD, also returned five kickoffs for 26.4-yard average on season… Ranked seventh nationally (second in Big 12) with 111.9 receiving yards/game, 12th nationally (first in Big 12) with 11 receiving TDs and 19th nationally (third in Big 12) with 1,119 receiving yards… Also ranked among conference’s top 10 in receptions/game (third, 6.4), TDs scored (fourth, 7.2), all-purpose yards (fourth, 130.4), yards-per-reception (seventh, 17.48) and scoring (10th, 7.2)… Finished among top 10 on following school’s single-season charts: third in yards/game (111.9), tied for fourth in receiving TDs (11), fifth in receiving yards (1,119), eighth in receptions (64) and ninth in all-purpose yards (1,304)… Ranked third in NCAA in receptions of 40 yards or longer (10) and fourth in 30 yards or longer (13)… Sat out season’s first three game recovering from hamstring injury… Returned to action in win over Iowa State in team’s fourth game, led team with 12 catches (third-highest single-game total in school history) for 154 yards and TD… Made first start in team’s fifth game, took only reception for 30-yard TD… Put together huge 253-yard all-purpose performance in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game, had 144 yards and career-high two TDs on eight receptions, also had 22 yards on three rushes and season-high three kickoff returns for 87 yards… 25-yard TD reception with 4:42 left in fourth quarter tied TCU game and set up eventual game-winning field goal in what many referred to as college football’s “game of the year”… Had seven-yard TD reception (and memorable block to spring teammate Antwan Goodley for TD) in seventh game at West Virginia… Totaled 167 yards and season-high-tying two TDs on three receptions (55.7 yards/catch), added 21-yard kickoff return (191 all-purpose yards) in win over Kansas in eighth game… Had monster game in win at No. 16 Oklahoma in ninth game, totaled career-high 224 yards and TD on career-high 15 receptions, added seven yards and career-first TD rushing (231 all-purpose yards)… 224 receiving yards was second-highest total in school history… Named Big 12 Offensive and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award player of week honors, and earned ESPN College Football Final helmet sticker from Lou Holtz for performance in OU win… Had 75 yards and 54-yard TD receiving plus 24 yards rushing in win over Oklahoma State in 10th game… Caught 28-yard TD among six receptions in win vs. Texas Tech in 11th game… Eight-game streak with TD receptions ended in team’s 12th game, finished with four receptions for 41 yards in win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Year’s Six bowl… Had seven receptions for 150 yards and TD in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
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, kinesiology and leisure studies.