Indiana begins Heisman push for Tevin Coleman #iufb #NYColeman

His odds of winning the Heisman Trophy are slim, but there’s a chance that Tevin Coleman could receive a trip to New York for the annual awards show later this month.

Indiana is trying to get him there.

IU coach Kevin Wilson said all season that he and his program weren’t going to actively campaign for Heisman votes or any other postseason accolades for Coleman. Now that the season has ended, that approach seems to have changed. IU Football is now promoting its star running back with the hashtag #NYColeman. Included in the campaign is a photo essay recapping Coleman’s season, which you can find by clicking here.

Wilson said as recently as last Monday that he’ll leave the promoting to media members who vote for postseason awards, including the Heisman. On Monday, Coleman was named a First Team All-Big Ten selection by both the league’s coaches and media.

“To me he’s a great player, and I think he’s better off the field and in practice than what you guys see, and you know what you see on Saturday is as good as there is in a game,” Wilson said last week. “And you guys can vote for him for all conference, All‑American, you can pump it up and get those pens — everybody has got Twitter. Let’s go, rock and roll.”

On Tuesday, NFL.com had Coleman ranked No. 3 in the Heisman race, behind only Wisconsin’ Melvin Gordon and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. ESPN ranks Coleman at No. 6 in its most recent poll of Heisman experts.The deadline for voters to submit their ballots is Monday, Dec. 8.

It is common for only three or four aspirants to receive invitations to New York, although a fifth player has been invited in the past. Last year, the Heisman Trust invited six finalists.

3 comments

  1. Had Sudfeld not gotten injured, Coleman would have run for another 200 to 300 yards this season and would be among the top three Heisman voters. He is a very special talent.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly Po. This kid did his job all season. When his job became more difficult (Sudfeld going down)…HE STILL DID HIS JOB. He deserves any praise to come his way. I hope he’ll stay for his Senior season. I just don’t see it happening. He’s a 3 down back at the next level, with no baggage or attitude issues. I’m on board #NYColeman, he deserves to be in the discussion for the Heisman as well as the Doak Walker award. Go Hoosiers!!!

  3. …and just like Antwaan Randle El, Coleman’s talents were wasted by a lousy supporting cast and coaching staff.

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