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Jaylen

Coleman

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Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Matthews, N.C.
High School: Porter Ridge

Bio

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Porter Ridge under coach Michael Hertz ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... the No. 76 running back in the country according to 247Sports.com and No. 93 by ESPN.com ... received the 2018 Charlotte Touchdown Club High School Leadership Award presented by the Carolina Panthers ... received four Union County Player of the Week awards during career ... following senior year, received Southwestern 4A Conference Offensive Player of the Year and All-Charlotte Observer first team honors ... USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team second team selection as a senior ... Charlotte Media Group's 2018 Offensive Player of the Year after totaling 211 carries for 1,953 yards and 22 TDs ... rushed for 100 or more yards in nine games as a senior ... guided Pirates to a 10-5 overall record and trip to the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A state playoffs as a senior ... in first game of senior year, carried 20 times for 349 yards and four TDs to help Porter Ridge to a 56-35 win over Cuthbertson High ... in opening round playoff game versus Central Cabarrus, rushed 15 times for 241 yards and three TDs ... as a junior, totaled 179 carries for 1,287 yards and 15 TDs and received Southwestern 4A All-Conference Honors ... also lettered in track & field, receiving all-conference honors in the 100 meters as a sophomore and junior ... as a junior, won the 100-meter dash at the NCHSAA 4A state championship (10.83) ... following senior year, named one of the five national finalists for the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award, an honor presented to the nation's top African-American high school scholar-athlete, joining former Duke lettermen Zavier Carmichael, Matt Daniels, Vince Oghobaase and Deion Williams, along with current team members Rakavius Chambers, Mataeo Durant and Brandon Hill, as finalists for the award.

PERSONAL: Born January 23, 2001 ... son of Karena and Corey Coleman ... uncle, Kenneth Stone Jr., earned two letters (1999-2000) as a running back at N.C. State ... uncle, Montrey Coleman, lettered four seasons (1999-2000-01-02) in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder at Florida A&M.

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