IU's Coleman a 1st team All-American


Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman collected first team All-America honors from the Associated Press on Tuesday. A first team member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 125th All-America Team, Coleman has also added first team accolades from ESPN, CBS Sports, SI.com, USA Today and Scout.com.

The Tinley Park, Ill., native finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting, the best placing by a Hoosier since Antwaan Randle El's sixth-place showing in 2001.

One of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, Coleman became the 18th player in FBS history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a single season with his 130-yard effort in the team's 23-16 Old Oaken Bucket victory over Purdue. He ranks 15th on the all-time list and tops the school's list with 2,036 yards.

A first team All-Big Ten selection, Coleman (264 attempts) became the fourth-fastest rusher to reach 2,000 behind Melvin Gordon (241), Larry Johnson (251) and Mike Rozier (258), besting Barry Sanders (268). He is just the third Big Ten rusher to reach the milestone in the regular season, joining Gordon and Larry Johnson (2002). Coleman's 7.5 yards per carry is the fifth-highest among the 18 2,000-yard rushers.

He is second nationally in rushing yards (2,036), rushing yards per game (169.7), all-purpose yards per game (181.4) and yards from scrimmage per game (181.4), third in all-purpose yards (2,177) and yards from scrimmage (2,177), fifth in rushing yards per carry (7.54), tied for 15th in rushing touchdowns (15) and tied for 18th in total touchdowns (15) this season.

On the Hoosiers single-season lists, Coleman is first with 2,036 rushing yards, 7.5 yards per rush and four 200-yard games, tied for first with 11 100-yard games, six 150-yard games and one 300-yard game, tied for second with one 250-yard game, fourth with 2,177 all-purpose yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, sixth with 15 total touchdowns and 270 attempts, and eighth with 90 points.

Official release from IU sports information