|No. 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 99|
December 18, 1969 |
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||286 lb (130 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12|
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Marco Darnell Coleman (born December 18, 1969) is a former American football defensive end. A fourteen-year veteran originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 NFL Draft as a first round pick (12th overall). He played at Georgia Tech and won the 1990 college football national championship and went to one Pro Bowl before retiring from professional football after the 2005 season. He now dedicates his time as a financial advisor working with professional athletes as co-founder of the firm Matador Financial.
Coleman attended Patterson Cooperative High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he was an all-area linebacker. As a senior, he totaled 84 tackles, 31 sacks, three forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and blocked an extra point. He lettered three times in football and once in track.
Coleman finished his career at Georgia Tech with the all-time leader with 28 sacks record, despite playing just three years. He earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for his junior year, playing 11 games to record 67 tackles, 10 sacks, and one fumble recovery. He helped lead the school to a share of the national championship as a sophomore in 1990 by posting 81 tackles and 13 sacks. Coleman was named second-team All-American by The Sporting News and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after a 12-tackle, five-sack performance vs. Maryland. As a redshirt freshman, he started all season at outside linebacker and totaled 63 tackles and five sacks. While playing at Georgia Tech Coleman wore the number #95.
Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (12th pick) of the 1992 NFL Draft, Coleman was named the NFL Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated and Defensive Rookie of the Year by Football News after finishing his first season with 84 tackles (61 solo), six sacks. and one forced fumble. His six sacks were the third-highest single-season total ever recorded by a Dolphins rookie. He started 15 out of 16 games and started the season at outside linebacker before moving to right defensive end for the last 12 games. He remained a member of the Dolphins for three more seasons. Coleman performed a cameo role opposite actor Jim Carrey in the 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
San Diego Chargers
Coleman signed as an unrestricted free agent with the San Diego Chargers, on March 8, 1996. He played with the Chargers for three seasons from 1996 to 1998.
Coleman signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent June 3, 1999 and started all 16 regular season games at right end in his first season as a Redskin. He played with the Redskins from 1999-2001.
Coleman signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 20, 2002 and started all 16 games at left defensive end in his first season as a member of the Jaguars. He only played one season as member of the Jaguars and was cut by the team after the 2002 season.
Coleman signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 6, 2003, replacing defensive end Derrick Burgess, who was placed on injured reserve. He played as a reserve in 13 regular-season games without a start. He only played the 2003 season as a member of the Eagles.
Coleman signed with the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2004 and played as a member of the Broncos for two seasons (2004–2005). He announced his retirement from professional football after the 2005 season.
Coleman is married to Katrina and has three children, Kabrione, Kennedy, and Kenneth. He resides in Jacksonville and works as a radio analyst on the Jaguars pre-game and post-game shows and as a football coach for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida.