The former Indiana football running back took lead as he helped the San Fransisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game.
After a terrific season for Indiana football, the success for the program continues to be in the national spotlight, but this time taking place in the NFL Playoffs.
Despite having an up-and-down regular season, when the 49ers needed him most, Tevin Coleman stepped up and carried them to the NFC Championship game with a 27-10 win against the Minnesota Vikings.
Coming into the divisional round, Coleman had totaled just 96 yards on 22 carries in his past five games, but blew that mark out of the water with 105 yards on 22 carries just last night, including two touchdowns.
Coleman has always been able to step up in the playoffs throughout his career and once again he proved why the 49ers went out and signed him in the offseason. In five previous postseason appearances, Coleman had rushed for 234 yards on 53 carries also adding in 11 catches for 105 yards.
Not only has the postseason experience shown so far, but his comfort in Kyle Shanahan’s offense continues to blossom, dating back to their days with the Atlanta Falcons.
On the season, Coleman has 159 carries for 649 yards and eight touchdowns while missing two games due to an ankle injury.
The 49ers will play the winner of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers next weekend in the NFC Championship game.
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