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#70 John Coleman
Position: Center
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Florence, S.C.
High School: West Florence
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John Coleman Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/15/2013
2013: Listed as the top reserve at center ... could push for starting job ... made successful transition from guard to center during spring drills ... offers quality depth all across the offensive front ... veteran lineman with plenty of valuable experience ... in 37 career games (9 starts), has played a total of 862 snaps ... one of four active Duke offensive lineman to have earned Academic All-ACC accolades, joining Dave Harding, Perry Simmons and Laken Tomlinson ... one of five Duke players enrolled in graduate school, joining Kenny Anunike, Ross Cockrell, Harding and Sydney Sarmiento.

2012: Played in all 13 games ... helped the Blue Devils score a school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (1:29.00) ... part of a Duke offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) ... helped in the protection of 3,000-yard passer Sean Renfree (3,113) as Duke became just the second team in ACC history (Florida State, 1995) to have two 1,000-yard receivers in Jamison Crowder (1,074) and Conner Vernon (1,074) ... part of an offensive unit that boasted a school single-season record and NCAA-best three players with 65+ pass receptions ... in the run game, assisted in opening holes as Duke’s top three running backs combined to rush for 1,401 yards on 283 attempts (4.95 avg.) ... on the field for 131 total snaps including a season-high 24 against Clemson.

2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 12 games with nine starts ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing offense (2nd) and sacks allowed per passing attempt (3rd) ... aided a Blue Devil passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke line that opened holes for 19 rushing TDs, a total that matched the program’s highest output since 1995 ... on the field for 627 snaps including a season-high 102 against Wake Forest.

2010: Played in all 12 games ... on the field for 104 total snaps including 44 offensive plays.

2009: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at West Florence under Trey Woodberry ... listed as the 64th-best offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... earned All-Pee Dee honors from the Florence Morning News after helping West Florence to a 7-5 mark and state playoff berth ... All-Mid Atlantic Region pick by SuperPrep ... named a 2008-09 Carolina Panthers Community Captain for excellence in athletics, academics and community service ... helped the South squad to a 24-14 win in the annual South Carolina North-South All-Star game on December 13, 2008 in Myrtle Beach ... all-region pick in 2007 ... also lettered in basketball and weight lifting.

PERSONAL: Son of Lillian and John Coleman ... father played football at South Carolina ... born June 21, 1990 ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football program member Sydney Sarmiento ... graduated from Duke in May, 2013 with a degree in public policy studies while pursuing a certificate in markets and management studies ... currently pursuing a graduate degree in humanities.

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