CAREER: A late signee prior to the 2013 season who played in 22 career games, including 11 starts as a senior in 2014... Helped the 2014 Senior Class finish with a 38-14 combined record over the last four years, including a Big 12-best 27-9 conference record.
2014 (Click Here for 2014 Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in 12 games with 11 starts... Tallied 27 tackles, including a sack against Kansas... Registered a career-high four tackles in his career finale against UCLA in the 2015 Alamo Bowl... Tallied three tackles against Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Kansas. 2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics):Saw time in 10 games, including each of the final six contests... Totaled five tackles, including a season-high two at Texas... Also had stops against UMass, Kansas and Michigan, while he broke up a pass against Iowa State.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Recorded 62 tackles, including 6.5 sacks, to help College of San Mateo earn a 7-4 record... Earned 2012 First Team NorCal accolades... His 6.5 sacks tied for fourth in the conference.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped as a fullback and linebacker at Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash.
PERSONAL: Valentino Coleman was born February 12, 1993, in Seattle, Wash... Son of Deborah Coleman... Has two siblings, DeAndre Coleman and Appollonia Washington... Majoring in sociology.