Indiana Football: Coleman, 49ers fall short in Super Bowl LIV

The former Indiana football standout fell just short in his second Super Bowl appearance, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

After a terrific season for the former Indiana football star, Tevin Coleman and the San Fransisco 49ers fell just short against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20.

Coleman, who left early in the NFC Championship round against the Green Bay Packers due to a shoulder injury, returned to the field for the Super Bowl and helped the 49ers to a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but ultimately it was not enough.

The five-year pro finished the game with five carries for 28 yards, bringing his season total to 698 yards on 170 carries and eight touchdowns. Banged up by injuries throughout the season, Coleman appeared in 17 games, including all three playoff matchups. In three postseason’s, Coleman has played in eight games and has amassed 388 yards and three touchdowns.

Despite another successful year for Coleman, he is now part of the two biggest collapses in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl history, the loss a few seasons ago to the New England Patriots when the Atlanta Falcons were up 28-3, and then the 20-10 blown lead on Sunday.

On another note, part of Indiana’s coaching staff that led IU and Coleman during his time in Bloomington, Deland McCullough, was part of the Kansas City staff this season.

Coleman, who signed a two-year $10 million deal with the 49ers in the offseason, will head into the 2020 season looking to set himself up for another deal in the offseason. With the talented backfield of the 49ers, it will be interesting to see what they do moving forward, as head coach Kyle Shanahan has been with Coleman since their days together with the Falcons.

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