The skinny on Kenyon Coleman

Power pass rusher who can beat his man with explosive initial step...

KENYON COLEMAN

Defensive End

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins

6:04.7-284

Alta Loma, California

 

Quick off the snap, using his arm power well to work to the inside...Very agile, slipping through blocks easily...Has enough of a burst to get wide...Shows good hand usage, keeping his arms constantly moving to gain leverage and defeat blocks…Has the height advantage and leaping ability to obstruct the quarterback's passing view…Very effective using club moves when combating combo blocks… Decisive taking on contact, redirecting fluidly while generating a low charge...Chases quickly in pursuit and has the lateral agility to string plays wide…The All-America and Nagurski Award candidate has demonstrated the ability to dominate offensive linemen…He possesses a great combination of strength, power, speed and size…Kenyon (pronounced Ken-YON) established himself as the premier pass rusher in the West, receiving the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10's best defensive lineman…He has worked hard to enhance his fundamentals and technique, meeting some outstanding individual goals he set for himself…Finished his career with 138 tackles (96 solos), 16.5 sacks for minus 107 yards and 34 tackles for losses of 158 yards…His 34 tackles behind the line of scrimmage rank ninth in school history.

 

2001 SEASON

All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection…Winner of the Morris Trophy…Started all year at strongside defensive end…Recorded 44 tackles (30 solos) with a team-high 8.5 sacks for minus 54 yards and ranked second on the squad with 15 stops for losses of 64 yards… Caused and recovered a fumble…Deflected three passes.

Alabama…Had 7 tackles.

Kansas…Made 4 tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

Oregon State…Posted 4 tackles (3 solos) with a sack and two stops for losses.

Washington…Recovered a fumble at the Husky 32-yard line that set up a touchdown drive and made two tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack.

California…Registered a 10-yard sack and 4 solo tackles.

Washington State…Posted 6 tackles (3 solos), recovered a fumble, had 1.5 sacks for minus 5 yards and 3 stops for losses.

Oregon…Sacked QB Joey Harrington for a 7-yard loss, deflected a pass and had 4 tackles (2 solos).

Southern California…Recorded 6 solo tackles, including a 10-yard sack and 3 stops for minus 12 yards.

Arizona State…Had two stops for losses of 9 yards and a forced fumble.

 

2000 SEASON

Pre-season candidate for the Bronco Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year Award…Appeared in three games…Finished with 6 tackles (3 solos) and a stop for a 7-yard loss.

Alabama…Made 3 tackles, including one for a loss.

Fresno State…Credited with two tackles.

Michigan…Had a solo tackle.

 

1999 SEASON

All-Pac 10 Conference second-team selection…One of just four players to start every game, lining up at strongside defensive end…Recorded 50 tackles (34 solos) with 3.5 sacks for minus 30 yards and nine tackles for losses of 43 yards…Caused and recovered a fumble…Deflected eight passes.

Stanford…Posted 7 tackles (3 solos) with a sack and 2 stops for losses.

Arizona State…Recorded 4 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and two stops behind the line of scrimmage.

California…Had 4 tackles and an assisted sack.

Oregon State…Credited with 4 tackles.

Arizona…Registered 6 tackles (5 solos) and deflected a pass.

Washington…Broke up 2 passes and posted 5 tackles.

Southern California…Selected winner of UCLA's Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player versus USC, recording a season-high 9 tackles (8 solos), a forced fumble, two pass break-ups and a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

 

1998 SEASON

All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention…Appeared in ten games, starting eight contests…Recorded 23 tackles (16 solos) with 4.5 sacks for minus 23 yards and seven stops for losses of 41 yards…Recovered two fumbles and caused another…Deflected four passes.

Houston…Had two tackles.

California…Registered two sacks and 3 solo tackles.

Stanford…Made 2 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack.

Oregon State…Deflected a pass and collected 5 tackles (3 solos) with 2 stops for losses.

Oregon…Had an assisted sack, recovered 2 fumbles and caused another.

Southern California…Assisted on a sack.

Wisconsin (Rose Bowl)…Credited with an assisted tackle.

 

1997 SEASON

Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman…Made 15 tackles (13 solos) with two tackles for losses of 3 yards, three fumble recoveries and two pass deflections.

Tennessee…Recovered a fumble, made two tackles and helped pressure Peyton Manning in the second half.

Texas…Had a fumble recovery.

Arizona and Houston…Made a stop behind the line of scrimmage in both games.

Texas A&M (Cotton Bowl)…Delivered 3 tackles (2 solos).

 

AGILITY TESTS

4.97 in the 40-yard dash…400-pound bench press… 33 1/8-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands…Right-handed.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Lettered three years as an offensive and defensive lineman at Alta Loma (Cal.) High…Prep Star All-American as the No. 4 offensive lineman in the West… Also named to the Prep Star Best in the West unit…Selected first-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports…First-team All-CIF Southern Section and first-team All-CIF Division IV…First-team L.A. Times All-Inland Empire selection…As a senior, team was 13-1 and ranked No. 17 in the State and No. 3 in Division II by Student Sports …Also earned All-State honors as a sophomore in 1994…Played three years of varsity basketball.

 

PERSONAL

Philosophy major…Good singer, and sang the national anthem at a women's gymnastics meet…Son of Patsy and Johnny Coleman…Born Kenyon Octavia Coleman on 4/10/79 in Fontana, California.

 

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

STATS

GP

GS

TK

SO

AS

FR

FC

INT

TFL

PBU

SACK

BK

1997

12

00

  15

  13

    2

  3

  0

0-0

  2-  3

   2

  0.0-  0

  0

1998

10

08

  23

  16

    7

  2

  1

0-0

  7-41

   4

  4.5-23

  0

1999

11

11

  50

  34

  16

  1

  1

0-0

  9-43

   8

  3.5-30

  0

2000

03

03

    6

    3

    3

  0

  0

0-0

  1-  7

   0

  0.0-  0

  0

2001

11

11

  44

  30

  14

  1

  1

0-0

15-64

   3

  8.5-54

  0

TOTAL

47

33

138

  96

  42

  7

  3

0-0

34-158

 17

16.5-107

  0

 

 


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