- Date of Birth:
- July 1, 1988
- 5' 11"
Kurt Coleman (born July 1, 1988 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football player. Growing up in Ohio, Kurt attended the Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio. After graduating in 2006, he enrolled in Ohio State to play football. At a spring practice during his freshman year, Kurt tackled his teammate, wide receiver Tyson Gentry, paralyzing him. Kurt almost quit the team because of it. In 2009, Kurt made 68 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. The Philadelphia Eagles selected Kurt during the seventh round of the 2010 draft, signing him to a four-year contract. In 2011, Kurt became the first Eagles player since 1966 to have three interceptions in a single game. However, he was placed on the injured reserve list on Dec. 2011, due to a biceps injury. In 2014, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings in April, only to be released in August. In September 2014, Kurt signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Though he only played one season with the team, he led the squad in interceptions. In 2015, Kurt signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. He was part of the team that nearly went undefeated in the 2015-16 season. The Carolina Panthers won the NFC Championship but ultimately fell to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Best Known For:
Kurt Coleman is best known as an American professional football player and being part of the Carolina Panthers squad that played Super Bowl 50.
Kurt co-founded the Ohio State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. He married Laura Roberts in 2014, after meeting her while they both attended OSU. The couple has two daughters together. Kurt is also very spiritual and speaks openly about his faith.