Kenyon Coleman life and biography

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Kenyon Coleman biography

Date of birth : 1979-04-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fontana, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Browns, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Kenyon Coleman is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was selected in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of California, Los Angeles by the Oakland Raiders. On March 6, 2007, the Jets signed Coleman to a contract, reportedly worth $20M over five years.

Career Transactions
Originally drafted by Oakland in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft…Traded to Dallas for a conditional draft pick on August 31, 2003…Signed by the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 6, 2007…Traded along with Abram Elam, Brett Ratliff and the Jets’ first and second round draft picks of the 2009 NFL Draft to Cleveland for the Browns’ first round selection on April 25, 2009.

Career Highlights
His 90 tackles in 2007 were the most among all NFL defensive linemen.

2009
Opened 13 games at left end and notched 38 tackles (5 for loss) in addition to two passes defensed… Also came up with 1.5 sacks… Was inactive for three contests. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Started at left end, collecting two tackles… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Started and had six tackles… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Started and tallied four tackles (3 solo)… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started and collected three tackles (2 solo)… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Posted two tackles and a sack before leaving the game permanently in the first quarter with a groin injury… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Started and registered two tackles and a pass defensed… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Registered a pair of stops… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Posted four tackles… Combined with Robaire Smith for a 3-yard sack of Jay Cutler… Also knocked down a pass… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Recorded four tackles… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Was credited with a pair of stops… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Was credited with one tackle before leaving the game permanently in the second quarter with a knee injury… Marked the 100th NFL regular season game of his career… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Was inactive with a knee injury… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Was inactive with a knee injury… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Returned to the starting lineup after missing each of the previous two games with a knee injury… Posted five tackles, including two for loss… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Recorded one tackle before leaving the game permanently in the second quarter with an ankle injury… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Was inactive with an ankle injury.

College

Was a four-year letterman at UCLA (1997-99, 2001) who started his final three years…Totaled 138 career tackles, 16.5 sacks and 34 tackles for loss…Was an All-Pac 10 selection as a senior after posting 44 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and a team-high 8.5 sacks…Earned a medical redshirt for the 2000 season…Majored in philosophy.

Personal

Attended Alta Loma (Calif.) High School…Earned three letters as an offensive and defensive lineman…Also played basketball in high school…Traveled on a 13-day mission to Burundi and Uganda in Africa in April, 2008 with Tribal Praise Ministries in an effort to raise money for Burundi schools and a Ugandan hospital…Attended the Taste of the NFL in partnership with ShopRite to help raise money to fight hunger in the New York metropolitan area…Participated in the Newark Star-Ledger Junior Reporter which motivates participation in classes with dozens of hands-on activities…Married (Katie) with a daughter, Kaliah and two sons, Kaleb and Kason.

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