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Johnathan Vaughn Coleman was born March 8, 1991 in The Bronx New York. He plays wide receiver for the Boston College Eagles and is currently enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Communications. Johnathan is the son of Vanci Coleman and has one sister and one brother. Growing up in New York City, Coleman lived a tough childhood but through perseverance he reached his dream of earning an athletic scholarship to a Division I school.
As a young boy Coleman lived a nomads life, moving from place to place with his mother. The family moved 10 times the first 10 years of his life. Always some place different, with new faces to get acquainted with, and just like that, another move. His mother, Vanci, was always there, working and providing. However one day his mother hit her breaking point and sent Johnathan to live with his grandparent until she could get her life together. Although he was separated from his mother, going to live with his grandparents was a blessing in disguise. It gave Coleman stability and security. It is also the time in his life when he found his love for athletics. Coleman's Grandfather,Vaughn Coleman, knew that his grandson needed something to take his mind off of the separation from his mother and so he introduced him to baseball. Johnathan picked up baseball fast and earned many little league awards. Johnathan also played for his grammar school basketball team where he also excelled.
Coleman took an interesting path when he made a decision in middle school that he would try to go away from home for high school. At this point Coleman knew he wanted to play a sport in college and knew the only way he could was by earning a scholarship. With help from a family friend Coleman and his family discovered the A Better Chance Program also known as ABC. The ABC Program places underprivileged, inner-city children in suburban, affluent high schools. The ABC Program helped Coleman connect with Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Coleman Attended Radnor High School for four years and graduated with 3.2 grade point average. At Radnor High School he participated in baseball, basketball, and football. He was a tremendous athlete and caught the eye of many college recruiters, particularly in football. Coleman was unique because he only played on year (senior year) of highschool football. In his only season Coleman earned All-Maine Line Times first-team honors as a wide receiver gained All-Central League first-team honors and All-Delco second-team accolades. He made 34 receptions for 489 yards and seven touchdowns. He was also selected to play in the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game (June 19, 2009 in Altoona, PA).
Coleman ended up choosing Boston College over Penn State and Vanderbilt to play college ball.
Here is Coleman's Career so far:
Had one reception for eight yards at Notre Dame...grabbed one pass for five yards versus Florida State...had one reception for four yards at Virginia Tech...caught one pass for 24 yards against UMass...had one catch for 14 yards against Duke.
Appeared in 12 games...had 14 catches for 260 yards during the season...led BC with three receptions for 59 yards at Wake Forest...had two catches for 16 yards against Maryland...second on the team in receiving against Kent State, recording 52 yards on four catches...led all Eagles with 98 yards on three receptions, including a game-long 44-yard catch vs. Weber State.
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