Florida State University's junior wide receiver, Keon Coleman, has been named to the prestigious Associated Press midseason All-American team. The announcement, made on Wednesday, solidifies Coleman's status as one of the top players in college football.
Coleman, a dynamic and versatile player, has proven himself on both offense and special teams this season. With 29 receptions, 418 receiving yards, and an impressive seven receiving touchdowns, he leads the Seminoles in all three categories.
Not only has Coleman excelled in the passing game, but he has also showcased his ability to contribute in other areas. He has a two-yard rush to his name and has made significant contributions as a punt returner. With 14 punt returns for 166 yards, including an electrifying 72-yard return, Coleman has demonstrated his exceptional skills in the return game.
One of the standout moments of Coleman's season came during FSU's opener against LSU, where he recorded a career-high three touchdowns. This remarkable feat places him among an elite group of 24 receivers nationwide who have achieved a three-touchdown game this year.
Against Syracuse, Coleman continued to impress, hauling in nine passes for 140 yards, including a spectacular 58-yard touchdown. Additionally, he accumulated 107 punt return yards on six punt returns, with his longest return reaching an impressive 72 yards. His 107 punt return yards rank as the fourth-highest in a game this season.
With his exceptional performance against Syracuse, Coleman joined the illustrious ranks of Florida State history. He became only the second player, alongside the legendary Peter Warrick, to achieve at least 100 receiving yards and 100 punt return yards in a single game. Warrick accomplished this feat twice during his remarkable career.
Keon Coleman's impact on the field cannot be understated. His contributions have played a vital role in Florida State's success this season. As the Seminoles continue their journey, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing more remarkable performances from this talented junior receiver.