Football - Thu, Nov. 3, 2016
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College junior Ryan Coleman (JR/Dacula, Ga.) earned a spot on the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 College Division Football Team, the organization announced Thursday.

Coleman is one of 22 to make the All-District 2 First Team.

The College Division is made of NAIA, junior colleges and Canadian colleges and universities, while District 2 consists of schools from Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee.

To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games.

A criminal justice major from Dacula, Ga., Coleman has started in a nine games this season and is fifth on the team in tackles with 60 on the year. The linebacker has registered 21 solo stops while helping out on 39 other tackles.

Coleman also has 2.5 tackles for a loss and one forced fumble on the year. He recorded 10 more tackles three times this season with a season-high 12 stops against Bethel (Tenn.) on Oct. 8. Coleman's other double-digit games came against Georgetown (Ky.) and Kentucky Christian, posting 10 in both.

In 22 career games, Coleman has amassed 107 total tackles.

Coleman is the 12th Bulldog to make the CoSIDA Academic All-District College Division Football Team, and this is the second year in a row he received the honor.

By virtue of making the All-District 2 First Team, Coleman is now eligible for the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Football Team.

To view the complete Academic All-District Football Teams, click here.

The Bulldogs are 4-5 overall and 3-2 in Mid-South Conference East play. Union returns to action Saturday at Bluefield (Va.) for a 6 p.m. kick.