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Antonio Coleman
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At a pre-season game in Denver in August 2011.
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-01) September 1, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Career information
College: Auburn
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2010)
Career highlights and awards
*College awards and honors
  • 2009 All-SEC first team (AP)
  • 2008 All-SEC first team (AP)
  • 2007 All-SEC second team (Rivals.com)
Tackles     16
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0

Antonio Coleman (born September 1, 1986) is a gridiron football defensive end who is a free agent. He used to be with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He used to be a member of the Optimist branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama. He attended Auburn University. Coleman was named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football first team in 2008[1] and was considered one of the top outside linebacker prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.[2] He has been a member of the New York Giants.

College careerEdit

Coleman led Auburn with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in 2008. He finished the season with 46 tackles (29 solo, 17 assists) and had a team-high 13 quarterback hurries, as well as a forced fumble and a pass break-up. He was named the SEC's Defensive Lineman of the Week following Auburn's 14-12 victory over Tennessee September 27 after completing four tackles including a sack and 1.6 tackles for loss.

Coleman was named to the ESPN.com 2009 preseason All-SEC first team.[3] Despite having a cast on his right hand the first 7 weeks of the season, Coleman still finished as the best pass rusher in the SEC,[4] finishing the 2009 season ranked 1st in sacks[5] and 2nd in tackles for loss.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

Coleman was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills on April 25, 2010. He was waived by the team on September 3, 2011.

New York GiantsEdit

On September 28, Coleman was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.

Return to BuffaloEdit

The Buffalo Bills signed Coleman off of the Giants' practice squad on October 25 after a season-ending injury to Shawne Merriman. He was released on December 17, 2011.[7]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

On April 29, 2013, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[8]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on May 31, 2014.[9]

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