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Amari Coleman
Amari  Coleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flint, Mich.

High School:
New Lothrop

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 188

Position:
DB

Major:
Entrepreneurership


09/10/2016

Central Michigan 30, No. 22 Oklahoma State 27

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Central Michigan and No. 22 Oklahoma State.

2016: Started 12 games at cornerback … All Mid-American Conference First Team Defense … Shared award as CMU’s Defensive Player of the Year with Joe Ostman … led the MAC in pass break-ups with 15 … co-leader in the MAC in interceptions with four … returned two interceptions for touchdowns; one against Presbyterian (9/1), the other against Virginia (9/24) … recorded three solo tackles and an interception for touchdown against Presbyterian (9/1) … six total tackles against Virginia (9/24) … four tackles with an interception and three passes defended versus Ball State (10/8) … named MAC West Division Defensive Player of Week on 10/10 … made a season-high eight stops with two passes defended at Northern Illinois (10/15)… recorded eight tackles again at Miami (Oh.) (11/4) … recorded eight tackles for a third time with four passes defended vs. Ohio (11/15) … named MAC West Defensive Player of Week after game against Ohio … three stops with an interception at Eastern Michigan (11/22) … did not play in Miami Beach Bowl due to injury.

2015: [Game-by-Game] Started all 13 games … named the team's Defensive Newcomer of the Year … made 43 tackles including 29 unassisted … recorded two tackles-for-a-loss including one sack … had one interception … second on the team with seven pass breakups … recovered one fumble and was credited with one forced fumble … recorded a season-high six tackles four times: vs. Oklahoma State (9/3), vs. Michigan State (9/26), vs. Northern Illinois (10/3) and vs. Toledo (11/10) … made a season-high five unassisted tackles vs. Northern Illinois (10/3) … tallied three tackles, two solo, and had a pass break-up in the Quick Lane Bowl against Minnesota (12/28) … made an interception vs. Syracuse (9/19) … forced fumble vs. Michigan State (9/26) … recorded two pass breakups vs. Monmouth (9/12) … had one pass breakup vs. Michigan State (9/26), vs. Northern Illinois (10/3), vs. Ball State (10/24), vs. Toledo (11/10).

2014:
[Game-by-Game] Played in 10 games ... returned 21 kickoffs for 466 yards, an average of 22.2, and eight punts for 15 yards ... led CMU in kickoff return yards and was second in punt return yardage ... had a season-long 50 yard kickoff return at Kansas (9/20) ... tallied a season-high 136 kickoff return yards versus Ball State (10/18) ... also had a season-best 13-yard punt return against BSU ... recorded 116 yards on six kickoff returns against Western Michigan (11/22) ... made seven solo tackles including 1.0 tackles-for-a-loss for two yards ... tallied a season-best two tackles against Buffalo (10/25) and Eastern Michigan (11/1).

High School: Four-year varsity starter...led NLHS to three consecutive conference championships and two regional titles...ranked No. 35 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 and the Detroit News Blue Chip List...voted the 2013 Associated Press Michigan Division 7-8, Flint Journal Dream Team and Argus-Press Player of the Year... earned unanimous Associated Press First Team All-State honors as a junior and senior...three-time First Team All-Genesee Area Blue League selection...received all-conference honorable mention recognition in freshman season...rushed 65 times for 1,006 yards and 19 touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 282 yards and five scores in 2013...also totaled 1,786 all-purpose yards and 180 points...returned six punts, all for touchdowns in senior season...broke the New Lothrop single season interception record with nine as a sophomore, finishing his career with 13...also lettered one year in basketball and track & field...placed third in the state in 100-meters as a sophomore and second in the 100-meters and long jump in junior season...maintains a 3.05 grade point average.

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