Arizona running back Jonah Coleman claimed his spot on the gridiron from the get-go in his past Freshman season, seeing action in all 12 games for the Wildcats. Coleman averaged five yards per carry and 31 yards per game, though his stunning performance against Washington and in-state rival Arizona State easily topped the chart for the year.
Coleman started in Seattle against the Huskies, his first career start at Arizona and certainly one to remember. He rushed his season-high of 53 yards and punched in a touchdown for the Wildcats, narrowing the margin against Washington to a close 39-49 loss.
He returned with a vengeance in the iconic Territorial Cup rivalry game, played against the Arizona State Sun Devils in November. After the halftime huddle, with the Wildcats losing 10-14, Coleman came out guns blazing and fired into the endzone to clutch an Arizona lead with his touchdown. His focus never flagged throughout the game, as he rushed an additional five times for a total of 48 yards to help bring home the Territorial Cup Title, breaking a five-year losing streak for the Wildcats.
Rushing a total of 75 times for 372 yards and four touchdowns, Coleman dominated his Freshman season and proved that he’s the kind of player that can turn the tide of battle in nail-biters like those at Washington and Arizona State. Optimal Sports is proud to support him as he continues making history with the Wildcats.