With Raheem Mostert hobbled, a big opportunity opened up for Tevin Coleman.
It didn’t last long.
The former IU star suffered a knee injury on Sunday in New York soon after Mostert, and now Coleman will be on the shelf for a while.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the 49ers running back will miss multiple weeks with a knee injury.
“49ers’ RB Tevin Coleman is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with the knee injury he suffered Sunday,” a source told Schefter.
It was not clear when during Sunday’s game Coleman suffered the injury.
Coleman has carried the ball 18 times for 30 yards through two games this season. He has added 3 catches for another 34 yards through the air.
Now in his sixth year in the league, Coleman has 683 carries for 2,914 yards (4.3 ypc) for his NFL career with Atlanta and San Francisco. He has caught 116 passes for 1,224 yards (10.6 ypc). Coleman has reached the end zone 36 times during his career. He is third all-time among former IU players for NFL touchdowns and rushing yards.
Despite only playing the equivalent of two full seasons, Coleman is the IU’s 5th all-time leading rusher with 3,219 yards. He had a career average of more than 7 yards per rushing attempt during his time in Bloomington.
It all came together for the Illinois native in a magical 2014 season when Coleman became the program’s third ever unanimous and consensus first team All-American. He also received first team All-Big Ten honors.
Coleman placed seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2014.
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