Position: Defensive Back
Height /Weight: 5-8 / 165
Hometown: Woodstock, Md.
High School: Marriott Ridge HS
At Delaware: Third-year member of the team as a walk-on…uses incredible quickness and speed to cover receivers…enters the season as the No. 2 cornerback behind first-year Maryland transfer Travis Hawkins…will look to contribute in the return game and on special teams as well.
2010 Season: Saw action in five games for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman, primarily on special teams...recorded two tackles in win over James Madison on kickoff coverage...also saw action against West Chester, Rhode Island, Towson, and in second round NCAA playoff win over Lehigh…selected to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team...Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility…team went 6-5 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
High School: Three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track and field at Marriotts Ridge High School...starter at wide receiver, defensive back, and running back in football for head coach Ken Hovet...team went 13-7 his final two seasons...three-year letterwinner who set school records for career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving touchdowns and single game rushing yards and touchdowns...first team All-Howard County as a junior and senior...selected to Baltimore Touchdown Club "Super 22" Team...played in BTC All-Star Game...earned three letter sin basketball as a point guard...led teams to two-year mark of 36-7 his final two seasons...three-year letterwinner in track and field as a sprinter and jumper...state bronze medalist in the long jump as a senior...earned 15 honor roll citations during his high school career...earned perfect attendance award as a junior.
Personal: Derek Lee Coleman...born Jan. 22, 1991 in Morristown, N.J....son of Ronald and Cynthia Coleman...has a younger sister...honor student as a communications major at Delaware with a minor in interactive media...would like to work in television production after graduation...enjoys music and drawing cartoons in his spare time...both parents attended Syracuse University...cousin, Whitney Coleman, played college basketball at Monmouth University…has worked at Wal-Mart during the summers.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. James Madison, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive