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Tyson Coleman
Player Profile:
Tyson Coleman 751766
Position: Linebacker
Other Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School: Lake Oswego HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 Was credited with a career-high eight tackles (1 unassisted) at Michigan State, including 1.5 stops for a loss of 5 yards, and one pass broken up . . . Enjoyed a pair of quarterback hurries in the season opener against Eastern Washington . . . 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 ... Tallied six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in win at Colorado.

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 career-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, 5 times


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