2002: Tulane's number one fullback throughout the 2002 season. Used primarily in a blocking role, helping Mewelde Moore to his second-straight 1,000-yard season. Carried the ball nine times for 28 yards on the season. Had a career-long 12-yard carry versus Memphis (9/21). Toted the ball twice versus East Carolina (9/14) for six yards. Earned six yards on a carry in the Texas game (9/28). Caught four passes for 29 yards on the season for a 7.2 average. Caught two passes for 11 yards in the Memphis game. Made a 10-yard grab at UL-Monroe (10/5) and had an eight-yard reception in the Southern game (8/31).
2001: Played in 10 games with a pair of starts. Missed the Louisville (11/3) and Navy (11/10) games due to injury. Second on the team in rushing attempts and yardage with 32 carries for 101 yards. Top performance came against TCU (10/13) with two receptions for 60 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown catch and run. Carried a season-high nine times for 33 yards against East Carolina (9/8). Tallied a pair of rushing TD's, a three-yard plunge against BYU (8/25) and a one-yard effort against Cincinnati (10/6). Also a contributor on special teams and one of the top blocking backs for the Wave.
2000: Played in 10 of 11 games, including a pair of starts at fullback, as a true freshman. Carried the ball 14 times for 35 yards. Scored his first career touchdown against Southern Miss (10/14) on a one-yard run -- the first rushing TD against Southern Miss in 36 quarters. Had career-bests of 11 carries and 27 yards (including a seven-yard burst) in the Southern Miss contest. Also tallied his first career catch with a 14-yard reception against the Golden Eagles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2000 graduate of Archbishop Shaw, where he lettered in basketball as well as football. A two-year starter who earned all-state honors as a senior. Totaled 800 yards rushing with 14 TDs. Caught 27 passes for 350 yards as a senior to earn offensive MVP honors. A first team all-district kick returner. Served as team captain. Listed by Super Prep magazine as the top fullback in Louisiana. Played for Coach Hank Tierney. Chose Tulane over USC and Notre Dame.
PERSONAL: Kristopher Micah Coleman. Born July 20, 1982 in New Orleans. The son of Lynette Foster. Majoring in media arts.
Coleman's Career Rushing Stats
|Year ||G-GS ||Rushes ||Yards ||Avg. ||TD ||LP/Opp|
|2000 ||10-2 ||14 ||35 ||2.5 ||1 ||7/Southern Miss|
|2001 ||10-2 ||32 ||101 ||3.2 ||2 ||9/TCU|
|2002 ||13-1 ||9 ||28 ||3.1 ||0 ||12/Memphis|
|Career ||33-5 ||55 ||164 ||3.0 ||3 ||12/Memphis|