Originally signed by New Orleans out of Rutgers following the 2014 NFL Draft, Coleman spent the majority of his rookie season on the practice squad before being elevated for the 2014 regular season finale. He took advantage of his large frame and participation in his first full offseason strength and conditioning program to win a roster spot on last season’s opening day roster. In 2015, he made 30 receptions for 454 yards with two touchdowns, while adding one special teams tackle.
NFL CAREER – Originally signed by New Orleans out of Rutgers following the 2014 NFL Draft, Coleman spent the majority of his rookie season on the practice squad before being elevated for the 2014 regular season finale. He took advantage of his large frame and participation in his first full offseason strength and conditioning program to win a roster spot on last season’s opening day roster. In 2015, he made 30 receptions for 454 yards with two touchdowns, while adding one special teams tackle.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to New Orleans active roster from the practice squad, 12/26/14; Re-signed to New Orleans practice squad, 9/24/14; Released from New Orleans practice squad, 9/16/14; Signed by New Orleans to the practice squad, 9/1/14; Waived by New Orleans, 8/30/14; Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a three-year contract as an undrafted free agent, 5/12/14.
2015 – Appeared in all 16 games with four starts, posting totals of 454 yards and two touchdowns on 30 receptions…Started his first career game in the team’s season opener at Arizona, Sept. 13, catching four passes for 41 yards and his first career touchdown. Became 50th player to catch a TD from Drew Brees in regular season…Caught three passes for 33 yards vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Started vs. Dallas, Oct. 4, and had a 30-yard reception…Made a 24-yard grab at Indianapolis, Oct. 25 and recorded his first career special teams tackle…Made two receptions for 58 yards and had a 30-yard grab vs. Tennessee, Nov. 8… Played on offense and on special teams vs. Carolina, Dec. 6, making four receptions for 73 yards with a touchdown. Tied career-high in receptions, set a career-best in receiving yardage and had a career-long 31-yard grab…Posted three catches for 32 yards at Tampa Bay, Dec. 13… Saw action on offense and on special teams vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27, making four receptions for 45 yards, tying a career-high in catches...Played in the team’s season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, recording a career-high five receptions for a career-best 81 yards. 2014 – In the 2014 preseason, made five receptions for 50 yards. Spent the majority of the season on the practice squad but was elevated to the active roster prior to season finale at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28.
COLLEGE – Played in 39 career games for Rutgers, recording 94 receptions for 1,808 yards (19.2 avg.). Matched the Scarlet Knights school record for receiving touchdowns by catching 20 in his career…As a redshirt junior in 2013, recorded 34 receptions for 538 yards (15.8 avg.) with four touchdowns and 12 grabs for 20 or more yards, while being named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team…As a sophomore in 2012, recorded 43 receptions for 718 yards (16.7 avg.) and 10 touchdowns, tying the school season record for TD receptions on his way to being selected All-Big East second-team. Graduated in May, 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in labor and employment relations.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) HS, recording 41 receptions for 838 yards (20.4 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a three-year starter…Also was a member of basketball team…Owned a 3.3 grade point average…Born June 22, 1992 in Washington, D.C.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds wide receiver Brandon Coleman for 10-yard touchdown, Coleman's first touchdown of the season.
Several Saints players visited with patients at the Oschner Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center to help spread some cheer during breast cancer awareness month (New Orleans Saints Video)
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees finds wide receiver Brandon Coleman wide open for a 28-yard gain.
Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman partnered up with ACME to speak to the senior class at Warren Easton High School about the importance of Safe Driving. (New Orleans Saints Video)