If I have a chance, I want to take a shot at making the
Evans' 3.5 grade point average and athletic
accomplishments have also earned second-team Capital One Academic
All-American honors in 2011.
Coleman has cleared thousands of hurdles to join
Evans as a five-time All-American on the track. He also was a
four-year varsity letterman as a football receiver and special
teams player. It's not surprising that he was named this year's top
"Sutton has gotten the most out of his athletic
skills-as a track and football athlete," says Cole. "He's motivated
to be the best that he can be, and brings that attitude to perform
at his very best." Tips from his high school football and track
coaches brought Coleman to Rose- Hulman.
"I was pretty set on going to Virginia Tech,
where my dad went to school. My high school football coach told me
to consider Rose-Hulman because of its No. 1 reputation in
engineering," he says. "The football staff invited me to campus,
and I also met men's coach (Larry) Cole and the track and field
team. I thought I had more to prove in athletics and Rose-Hulman
would give me the opportunity."
Coleman won the high and intermediate hurdles
titles to help the Engineers earn their sixth Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference men's title.