Former Vol Returns Interception for a TD in the NFL

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    Justin Coleman may not have had the most memorable career as a Vol, but he’s turned in several solid plays as an NFL cornerback. And he made the biggest play of his career thus far on Sunday night.

    Coleman was an undrafted free agent in 2015 when the New England Patriots picked him up. After two seasons with the Patriots, New England decided to trade him to the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. And the Seahawks are certainly glad they have him now.

    In the second quarter of the Seahawks’ match-up with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, Coleman broke on a lazy pass, picked it off, and took it to the house.

    Here’s the huge play by the former Vol:

    That play was Coleman’s first ever interception in the NFL, and he did it in style.

    In three seasons in the NFL, Coleman has 33 tackles, nine passes defended, and now that interception return for a touchdown. Coleman played in 20 games for New England and has played in all four games this season for the Seahawks so far.

    As a Vol, Coleman totaled 157 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 22 passes defended, and five interceptions. Coleman also returned an interception for a touchdown in his Tennessee career, taking an interception 23 yards for a score during the 2013 season.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.