Coleman was a partial qualifier when he entered Clemson in August of 2002. Under NCAA rules, a partial qualifier is required to earn an undergraduate degree prior to the beginning of the fifth year of eligibility. The waiver allows Coleman to play his fifth season without first earning his degree.
"Although I have received this waiver, it does not change my
goal of earning my degree from Clemson," said Coleman, who made the
Academic Honor Roll during the first semester this year. "It will
allow me to move some courses into the first semester this coming
year and I plan on receiving my degree in human resource management
Coleman is listed as a starting cornerback on the Clemson
depth chart. The native of Naples, FL has played both running back
and cornerback at Clemson and is on pace to become the first player
in Clemson history to record 50 tackles and catch 50 passes in a
Coleman had 35 tackles last season when he started the last
three games at cornerback. He had 21 of those 35 tackles in the
three games he started, including nine in the 35-14 win over Florida
State when he was Clemson's top tackler. Additionally, Coleman had
12 kickoff returns for 249 yards in 2005.
He was Clemson's top rusher in 2003 when he gained 615 yards on the
ground and scored five two touchdowns.
He also had 309 yards
receiving, making him just the second player in Clemson history to
record 600 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving in the same year.
Coleman Receives Waiver
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