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Cosey Coleman
Offensive Guard
Jersey #(s)
Born October 27, 1978 (1978-10-27) (age 31)
Clarkston, Georgia
Career information
Year(s) 20002006
NFL Draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
College Tennessee
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 100
Games started 92
Fumble recoveries 0
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Career highlights and awards

Cosey Casey Coleman (born October 27, 1978) is a former offensive guard for the Cleveland Browns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Coleman attended Shamrock High School, prior to earning USA Today All-America honors at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia and attending the University of Tennessee.

Coleman began his Tennessee career in 1997 and started a total of 30 games over his 35-game career. He began to blossom in his sophomore year of 1998, as he started all 13 games and led the Vols to an SEC title and a national championship following a 23-16 win in the Fiesta Bowl. For his stellar play during that season, including going the entire year without allowing a quarterback sack, Coleman was named first-team All-SEC and second-team All-American. He continued to improve further and earned first-team All-SEC and consensus first-team All-American honors for his junior year of 1999. Coleman left Tennessee after the 1999 season and was drafted in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft (37th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As a rookie with Tampa Bay in 2000, Coleman saw time in 8 games at both offensive guard positions. He averaged about 6 pancake blocks a game He moved into the starting lineup in 2001, starting on the field for all 16 games and the Buccaneers' playoff game. Looking to improve further, Coleman started 15 of 16 regular season games in 2002 as well as all three playoff games, which included Super Bowl XXVII. In that game, the Buccaneers dominated the Oakland Raiders en route to a 48-21 victory and Super Bowl title. Coleman would start all 32 games over the 2003 and 2004 seasons and continued to cement his reputation as one of the league's best (and most underrated) offensive linemen. Following the 2004 season, Coleman moved on to the Cleveland Browns and was promptly inserted into the starting lineup for a young Browns team. Over his 6-year career, Coleman has played in 85 games and started 77 of them. Coleman announced his retirement from the league in 2007 after 7 years in the league due to bad knees which not would allow him pass a physical. He has since re enrolled at the University of Tennessee where he will major in legal studies.



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