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Tyson Coleman
Player Profile:
Tyson Coleman 751766
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 222
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School: Lake Oswego HS
Experience: High School

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 Extending his string of consecutive starts to 28 over his final two seasons, the recipient of Oregon's Gordon E. Wilson award as its outstanding special teams standout completed the year as the team's fifth-leading tackler (63) . . . Was credited with a career-high nine tackles at Arizona State, including seven unassisted stops . . . Enjoyed three additional outings that exceeded his previous single-game pinnacle in tackles, including eight takedowns against Michigan State and Washington State, as well as seven in the win over Oregon State . . . Shared the team-lead in tackles vs. Utah (6) and Oregon State (7) . . . Finished as the Ducks' runner-up in tackles-for-loss (12) and quarterback sacks (4.5) in addition to leading the team with a trio of forced fumbles . . . Accumulated multiple TFLs on five occasions - including 2.5 vs. Washington State - and registered QB sacks in five games . . . Enjoyed a pair of quarterback hurries in the season opener against Eastern Washington and was credited with pressuring the quarterback with a hurried throw on an unsuccessful two-point converson in a two-point win at Stanford . . . Posted a quarterback sack for a loss of 2 yards among his two unassisted takedowns vs. Georgia State in addition to forcing a fourth-quarter fumble that resulted in a touchdown.

2014 –  The 15-game starter logged 44 tackles (22 unassisted) in his first season in a starting role, posting stops in 13 appearances . . . Set a single-game season-best six takedowns at Utah and Oregon State, recording four or more tackles in five outings . . .  Ranked fifth on the team in tackles-for-loss with seven (44 yards) . . . Helped guide the Ducks to a victory over Utah, snatching his first-career interception, before recovering a fumble against Florida State in the Rose Bowl and forcing another in the National Championship Game vs. Ohio State . .  .Ended the season fifth on the team in sacks with five . . . Picked up the lone Oregon sack against the Buckeyes for a 17-yard setback..

2013 — Played in all 12 regular-season games before health prevented an appearance in the Alamo Bowl win . . . Recorded 21 total tackles (eight unassisted) while earning consecutive starting assignments vs. Washington State and UCLA, with seven of his tackles taking place while covering kicks . . .  Matched a career-high with five tackles, including three solo stops, against the Cougars . . . Added three tackles in the season-opening win against Nicholls (2 solo) and vs. California (1 solo) . . . Credited with 0.5 tackles-for-loss in the win over the Golden Bears while taking part in a season-high 51 snaps . . . Added one tackle in the 2014 Spring Game.

2012 — Appeared in all 13 games, standing out as a reserve linebacker and on special teams … Earned sole starting assignment against Colorado, recording a collegiate-best five stops . . . Ranked fifth among team’s linebackers in tackles (34) to also accumulate five tackles vs. Tennessee Tech and Washington . . . Culminated year by receiving Ducks’ Most Improved Player award . . .  Credited with a trio of solo stops against the Golden Eagles, Huskies and Arizona State . . . Tallied three tackles, including one tackle-for-loss for 11-yard loss at California, and added one pass breakup … Credited with four stops (three solo) and one pass breakup in win at Arizona State, as well as a quartet of takedowns vs. Fresno State (plus one QB hurry) … Made one tackle in win vs. Arkansas State in his collegiate debut.

2011 — Named scout team player of the week in back-to-back weeks for prep work ahead of wins at Stanford and Washington … Enrolled early and participated in spring practice. Recorded one tackle in the spring game.

BEFORE OREGON — The two-way standout and three-year letterwinner garnered four stars from and ESPN … Rated as the 17th-best outside linebacker prospect by ESPN and the No. 20 prep OLB by CBS College Sports’ Tom Lemming and … One of only eight players in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia to make the Tacoma News Tribune’s annual “Northwest Nuggets” list … As a senior, led the Lakers to the 6A state semifinals … Made 78 tackles and three interceptions on defense and rushed 214 times for 1,580 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and totaled 24 touchdowns on offense … Also had 14 receptions for 183 yards … Named the 2010 Offensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-State safety and running back … Selected to the Three Rivers League All-Star team as a safety … Made the defensive second team for the 2010 Nike football training camp tour.

PERSONAL — Parents: Lionel and Michelle Coleman. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Lake Oswego (Steve Coury), Dec. 2010. Major: Sociology.


Team’s Most Improved Player (Clarke Memorial Award)

All-purpose yards: 1, at Colorado, 10/05/13
Kick returns: 1, at Colorado, 10/05/13
Kick return yards: 1, at Colorado, 10/05/13 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 1, at Colorado, 10/05/13
Interceptions: 1 [t-13th], at Utah, 11/08/14
Tackles: 9, at Arizona State, 10/29/15 (7-2)
Sacks: 1.0, 7 times
Tackles for loss: 2.5, Washington State, 10/10/15 (2-0)
Break ups: 1, Washington State, 10/10/15
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-6th], vs Ohio State, 01/12/15; Georgia State, 09/19/15; at Arizona State, 10/29/15
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], vs Florida State, 01/01/2015
Pass breakups: 1, 6 times


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