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36   James Coleman
James Coleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL

High School:
Florida High

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 260

Position:
FB


Senior Year (2005): Appeared in all 13 games for the Seminoles and started a career-high seven...is tied for second on the team with three rushing touchdowns behind only Lorenzo Booker...rushed two times for a season-high five yards and one touchdown in the Maryland game...is the short yardage back for the Seminoles...known more for his blocking in the running and passing games...played in every Seminole game since Oct. 12, 2002 against Miami (46 games).

Junior Year (2004): Played in all 12 games and was the starter in the final four games of the season...a starter against Duke, NC State, Florida and Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl...rushed for a single-season career-high four touchdowns and a career-high 88 yards on a career-high 28 carries...all four touchdowns came in Florida State victories...ranked fifth on the team in total offense...gains positive yards as a runner and lost only one yard on 28 carriers his junior season...his only carry for minus yardage came against NC State...first four career touchdowns came against UAB, Clemson, at NC State and against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl...all four of his touchdowns came from one yard out...three of his four scores increased a Seminole lead while his score against NC State brought Florida State to within three points at 10-7 with 8:54 remaining in the third quarter...the Seminoles scored the final 17 points of the game and won 17-10... rushed for a career-high 17 yards against NC State...caught a career-high two passes for 12 yards as the Seminoles defeated Wake Forest... caught a career-high seven passes for 53 yards during the season.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games while starting four...was the starter at the fullback position for Florida State against Miami in the Orange Bowl...gained nine yards on two carries against the Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl...also earned starting assignments against Miami, NC State and Florida during the regular season...totaled 16 yards on two carries in two games against Miami...career-best day came against Maryland with 11 yards on two carries and a long rush of nine yards...caught a single-season career-high four passes with one each coming against North Carolina, Colorado, Miami and NC State.

Freshman Year (2002): Saw action in the final eight games of the season as a backup at fullback to B.J. Dean and Torrance Washington after walking on to the team in the fall.

High School: Graduated from Florida High School in Tallahassee in 2002...was a four-year varsity letter winner...versatile player who saw action at fullback, defensive tackle and linebacker throughout his career...a two-time All Big Bend selection...earned all-state first-team honors as a junior and all-state second-team honors as a senior...earned honors all four years at Florida High including Freshman Player of the Year, Defensive Line Player of the Year as a sophomore and team MVP honors as a junior and senior...was also pegged the Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...also participated in track and weightlifting all four years.

Personal: Born July 26, 1984...majoring in social science...spent his last two spring breaks in South Africa as a volunteer helping those less fortunate in that country.

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