Tevin Coleman becomes 18th 2,000-yard back in FBS history

His 2014 season will go down as one of the best single-year performances in Indiana history.

Tevin Coleman made sure of that on Saturday.

The Indiana junior finished with 130 yards on 29 carries to become the 18th player in FBS history to surpass the 2,000-yard mark. Coleman, a Doak Walker Award finalist, finishes the year with 2,036 yards, which ranks sixth in Big Ten history.

He ends the year first in rushing yards (2,036) and yards per carry (7.5), fourth in all-purpose yards (2,177) and rushing scores (15), sixth in total touchdowns (15) and attempts (270), and eighth in points (90) on Indiana’s single-season leaderboards.

Now, it’s a question of whether or not Coleman will return for his senior season. Right now, there’s no clear answer.

Coleman said he will sit down with IU coach Kevin Wilson in the coming weeks to determine his direction from here.

“What Tevin ought to do now is go through the process of finding out his draft status because this is a mature decision,” Wilson said. “The guys that don’t make it in the NFL don’t make it because they’re immature. It ain’t like the first guy out gets picked out. The deadline is January. He needs to evaluate the value of being a great college football player and the value of why Melvin Gordon comes back and Anthony Thompson. He needs to evaluate the health value of his body. There’s all kinds of things.”


  1. Very dickeynesian Jon. Coleman deserves the accolades and should be supported by fans. Great season Tevin!

  2. ^Said no SEC fan ever about their all star player when the team sucked that year. People like you are the reason IU Football will forever remain mediocre.

  3. Really? You want to be the SEC where the players are thrown away like so much garbage when they are done without ever having had attended a single class and nobody but the NFL bound matter? Great. But not my school! I went to Alabama for my MA and I can say without hesitation that if acting like those clowns is what it takes to win college football, then we will have to find some other way to win. Also, I think the stars on all the SEC teams, win or lose, get accolades from fans. Tevin was fantastic this season and the ONLY reason we didn’t win 6 is Sufield getting hurt. Period.

  4. Speaking of Alabama educating their students, did you know…?

    Duke University plays in Wallace Wade Stadium, named for the legendary coach. Prior to coaching at Duke Wallace Wade was the head coach at Alabama. While at the helm in Tuscaloosa he won THREE national championships.

    However, Wade became disillusioned with the Crimson Tide because he felt that his players were not given the opportunity or resources to receive a college education. So, Wade left Alabama for Duke building quite a program there for the time.

    He also served as head basketball and baseball coach while a football assistant at Vanderbilt.

    Quite the proud tradition Alabama has crafted.

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