Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
Indiana Hoosier running back Tevin Coleman had a season for the ages in 2014 and he is reaping in the awards for his efforts. On Thursday, Coleman was named a first team Walter Camp All-American. This is the 125th anniversary of the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s All-American team. Coleman is the first Hoosiers since Antwaan Randle El in 2001 to garner first team All-America and the first Walter Camp All-American since Anthony Thompson. Coleman was also a Doak Walker Award Finalist and was also named first team All-American by both CBS Sports and The USA Today.
In 2014 Coleman set the Indiana school record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,036, which was also good for second in the nation behind Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. He also finished second nationally in rushing yards per game (169.7), all-purpose yards per game (181.4), and yards from scrimmage per game (181.4). Coleman also shared the lead in the nation with 11 100-yard or more rushing games and scored 15 touchdowns.
Coleman, only a junior, is at or near the top of several categories in the Hoosier record book. He leads the school in yards per attempt (7.1) and 200-yard games (5), is tied for first in 300-yard games (1), is fourth in rushing touchdowns (28), fifth in career rushing yards (3,219), and in career 100-yard games (15). Coleman will likely make a decision regarding the NFL Draft in the next week or so. If he chooses to forego his senior season he will leave as one of the best players to don the cream and crimson uniform.