Versatile dual-threat QB who has chosen to stay at this position after experimenting late last season as a wide receiver ... Can run effectively and has a strong arm to boot ... Can also serve as a holder for placekicks if called upon ... Has seen action in 8 games in reserve duty, and has completed 1-of-6 passes for 13 yards ... Has run effectively, carrying 8 times for 79 yards and 1 TD ... Had a career-long 62-yard run in the opener versus Murray State, and followed the next week by rushing twice for 20 yards, including a 12-yard TD run versus Ole Miss, which was his first career score.
Saw action in 2 games on the season, with time coming against Troy and Texas ... Carried the ball once against Troy ... Completed 14-of-29 passes in the annual spring game for a game-high 127 yards and 1 TD.
Saw action in four games under center, and was impressive in his opportunities ... Had a QB rating of 205.67, as he completed 4-of-6 passes for 60 yards and 1 TD ... Got his first collegiate TD pass when he connected with true freshman wideout William Franklin late in game #3 against Ball State that went 41 yards for the score ... Ended that game 2-of-3 for 50 yards passing ... Was 2-of-2 for 10 yards in the opener versus Arkansas State ... Carried 7 times for 42 yards, good for a per-carry average of 6.0 yards, which was best on the team ... Best game on the ground was a 3-carry, 24-yard outing at Baylor ... Got extensive experience in the spring, and was impressive, as he showed his dual-threat skills ... Completed 12 passes for 93 yards and 1 touchdown in the 2004 spring game ... Changed his jersey number to 11 in the spring, after wearing 5 his first two seasons.
Redshirt freshman signal caller who saw action in 2 games ... Took the field at Ball State in game #2 and in MU's regular-season finale against Iowa State ... Named scout team MVP for his work in practice the week of the Kansas game.
Redshirt season ... Earned his stripes as a valuable member of the offensive scout team ... Was twice named scout team player of the week during the season, for his efforts in preparations against Bowling Green and Texas A&M.
Ranked among the top-40 athletes in the nation by Rivals.com ... A two-time all-county quarterback at Miami North High School, where he completed 135-of-235 passes for 1,461 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Also rushed for 735 yards on 65 attempts, scoring five TDs ... As a junior, threw for 865 yards while rushing for 298 yards and two scores ... Threw for 1,617 yards and 15 TDs as a sophomore, completing 145-of-220 passes ... Was also an outstanding volleyball player, earning all-county honors three times ... High school coach - Gil Lora ...
Son of Walter and Kim Coleman ... Father is a mechanic, mother is a school teacher ... Is majoring in sociology at Mizzou.