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Drew Coleman

Coleman at the Jets 2009 training camp
No. 30     New York Jets
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: April 22, 1982 (1982-04-22) (age 27)
Place of birth: Henderson, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Debuted in 2006 for the New York Jets
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Restricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Drew A. Coleman (born April 22, 1982 in Henderson, Texas) is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the New York Jets of the National Football League.

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High school career

Drew Coleman graduated from high school in 2001 in the small east Texas town of Henderson, Texas. Drew began to make a name for himself as a sophomore. Drew was a do-it-all player and became one of the best dual-threat QB's in east Texas. He filled up the highlight reel weekly as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, punt returner, kick returner, and defensive back as he led his team to a District championship his senior year. He received multiple awards while at Henderson including District MVP, All-East Texas, Rusk County, Texas player of the year, and All-State honors. Drew was also a standout basketball player in which he was named the District and All East-Texas Defensive MVP his junior and senior year. Along with Rickey Dudley (TE- Oakland Raiders), Drew is one of the most influential athletes to represent Henderson High School in its history.[1]

College career

A graduate of Henderson High School, Coleman attended Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, playing wide receiver and quarterback for two years for the Cardinals where he was the 2002 Southwest Junior College Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He the transferred to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. At TCU, he was switched to cornerback by coach Gary Patterson. He was injured for most of the 2004 season, but as a senior in 2005 started all 12 games for the Horned Frogs' 11-1 Mountain West Conference Championship team. He was second on the team with 4 interceptions and tied for first with 8 passes broken up. After the season, he was named Second-team All-MWC[2]. He majored in speech communication.

NFL career

Drew was drafted in the 6th round (189th overall) of the 2006 NFL draft.[3]

As a rookie with the Jets in 2006, Coleman played in all 17 games as the Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time in three years. He often played nickelback and developed into a solid special teams tackler. He began to make a name for himself when he had a key forced fumble against the New England Patriots on the first game of the Jets 07 season. Drew started 4 games at cornerback his rookie year. He was named the Jets Special teams player of the week for week 3 win at Buffalo.

In 2007 he was a regular on special teams and later in the season was included in some defensive packages for the Jets,including getting his first interception vs the Miami Dolphins on December 2nd 2007,and forcing a fumble during a sack on the last game of the Jets 07 season on Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle.

2009 Season

Coleman racked up 22 tackles throughout the season.

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