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OLB Coleman also a kicker

Posted by Chris Brown on May 18, 2010 – 9:22 am

Bills undrafted free agent OLB Antonio Coleman has been a lot of things in his young career. He’s been a father figure to five nieces and nephews and an accomplished pass rusher in the SEC. The 6’1″ 248 pounder is also a pretty darn good kicker.

Coleman immersed himself in any and all sports since he was four-years old. He played football, basketball, baseball and soccer. The soccer is where his kicking proficiency comes in. By the time he got to high school football overruled playing on the soccer team since they are both played in the fall. But he served his high school team as a defensive end and kicker.

“I was a pretty good kicker in high school,” Coleman told “Soccer helped me out with that. I did kickoffs and kicked field goals so I was pretty good.”

Coleman said in practice he could sometimes make them from 50 yards out. And there was one particular high school game where he had a walk-off winner. 

“We had two seconds I kicked a game winning field goal from 38 yards. I’m a pretty good field goal kicker,” said Coleman. “I’ve got to apply for that job also.”

Buffalo hasn’t seen a 250-pound man that’s Coleman’s size kick the ball since Cookie Gilchrist handled kickoffs in the 60’s. I wouldn’t mind seeing it at least in the preseason to see how he fares.

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