Big 10 Player Spotlight: Indiana's Tevin Coleman

By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
Published: 07/31/2014

Indiana finished the 2013 season with a 5-7 overall record. They seem to be turning the corner and making progress, but still are trying to get over that hump to have a winning season. The Hoosiers are hopeful that can happen with the help of star running back Tevin Coleman.

The 6’1 210-pound junior had a great sophomore season earning Honorable Mention All-Big 10. In any other conference Coleman would be a 1st Team All-Conference back, but there are some great running backs in the Big 10. Coleman rushed for 958 yards on 131 carries and scored 12 touchdowns. He also had 1,275 all-purpose yards. Coleman missed the last 3 games of the season and if he was healthy would have been over 1,000 yards and higher up in the rankings. His 7.3 yards per carry was pretty impressive.

The Big 10 has Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska), Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin), Jeremy Langford (Michigan State), and David Cobb (Minnesota), but watch out for Coleman as a sleeper this season for the rushing title.