Former Mocs QB B.J. Coleman Headed For Arena Football League in Arizona
PHOENIX — The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned quarterback B.J. Coleman for the
2015 Arena Football League season. This will be Coleman’s first season in the AFL.
A three-year starter at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Coleman was
taken in the seventh round (243 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Coleman flourished after transferring from the University of Tennessee, racking up 6,871 career passing
yards, second all-time at Chattanooga. Coleman is only the fourth Moc to throw for 6,000 yards and
sixth to reach 5,000 passing yards. His 52 career touchdowns is a school record.
Coleman ranks second on the career list with 21 games in which he passed for 200 yards or more. He
also is one of two quarterbacks with six games of 300 passing yards or more. As a senior, Coleman was
named to the watch list for the 2011 Walter Payton Award, awarded annually to the most outstanding
offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formally Division I-AA). He also was
invited to the annual East-West Shrine Game.
A native of Chattanooga, Coleman received a four-star rating from Rivals.com and Scout.com coming out
of Chattanooga’s The McCallie School. As a senior, he completed 166 of 257 passing attempts for 2,927
yards and 19 touchdowns, while leading McCallie to the Division II-AAA state championship game.