Derrick Coleman Biography

( 1990 - )
October 31, 2018
First published on:October 31, 2018
by Roy

Facts of Derrick Coleman

Date of Birth: 1990, October 18
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Derrick Lamont Coleman
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Father Derrick Coleman Sr.
Mother May Evans
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $630,000
Nationality American
Currently Working For Arizona Cardinals
University attended UCLA
School attended Fullerton Troy High School

Derrick Coleman is an American football player who plays the position of fullback. He currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft but was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in April of 2012. He has found success in his career to building a huge net worth for himself.


Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. During his collegiate career, he played for the University of California, Los Angeles.  There was a player named Derrick Coleman in NBA as well.

Early Life of Derrick Coleman

Derrick Lamont Coleman was born on October 18, 1990, in Los Angeles, California to parents Derrick Coleman Sr. and May Evans. Coleman had a difficult childhood growing up as he became legally deaf when he was three years old.

He completed his high school education from Fullerton Troy High School at California and joined the University of California Los Angeles. He started playing college football for UCLA.

Professional Life of Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman entered the 2012 NFL Draft but no team picked him up in the draft and he remained undrafted at the event. However, on April 28, 2012, the Minnesota Vikings signed him as an undrafted free agent. The Vikings waived his claims in August of 2012.

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The Seattle Seahawks signed Derrick Coleman in December of 2012. He was unable to make it to the active roster for the 2012 season but was able to make the cut for the 53-man roster in 2013. He scored his first NFL touchdown with the Seahawks on December 2, 2013, against the New Orleans Saints off of a ricocheted ball from Kellen Davis. Derrick Coleman spent three seasons with the Seahawks and was a part of the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII championship team.

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Derrick Coleman left Seattle Seahawks in 2017 and signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 21, 2017. He made his debut for the Falcons on September 10, 2017, in the match against the Chicago Bears which ended up in a 23-17 victory for the Falcons. He played in all 16 games of the season for the Falcons.

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After one season with the Falcons, Derrick Coleman was signed to the Arizona Cardinals on May 9, 2018.

Personal Life of Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman's relationship status at the moment remains a mystery. He had a girlfriend in the past. He was rumored to be in a relationship with the sports reporter Suzi Mellano in the past.

However, his relationship with Melano came to an end and there is no information as to the reason for the end of their relationship. Melano is currently married and is the wife of someone else.

Net Worth of Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman has the estimated net worth of $3 million at present. He has been in NFL for six seasons and has made a career earning of $3.06 million during the time that he has spent professionally.

Coleman is currently in the active roster of the Arizona Cardinals and his salary has the cap hit stats of $630,000 for the year of 2018.

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