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Lester Coleman

P
Position
6'5''
Height
230 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Martinsville, Va.
Hometown
Woodberry Forest School
High School

NOTABLE
Finished his UVA career No. 3 all-time at UVA with a 42.9 yards per punt average.

HONORS
2018 
– Campbell Trophy Semifinalist … AFCA AllState Good Works Team nominee. 2017– All-ACC second-team.

AT VIRGINIA
2018
– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games … in UVA’s opener against Richmond he punted four times …  booted one for 50 yards and dropped another punt inside the 10 against the Spiders … had a great game in rainy conditions at Indiana, punting seven times with a 44.7 yards per punt average … booted two punts of 50+ yards, including a game long of 61 yards … also dropped four punts inside the 20 against the Hoosiers … only punted three times in win over Ohio in Nashville … punted only twice against Louisville … punted four times at NC State with three going for over 50 yards … punted four times against No. 16 Miami, dropping two inside the 20-yard line and one of those coming inside the 10 … punted four times at Duke, kicking one of 50 yards and dropping another inside the 20 … punted four times against North Carolina, dropping two inside the 20 … punted four times against Pitt, placing three punts inside the 20 and booted a long of 53 yards … punted three times against Liberty, dropping two punts inside the 10-yard line … punted twice at Georgia Tech with a long of 47 yards … also dropped one punt inside the 20 in Atlanta … punted six times at Virginia Tech with a long of 52 and dropped two inside the 20 … punted four times in the Belk Bowl with two going inside the 20.  2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games … finished the season No. 4 in the ACC with a 43.7 punting average … led the ACC with 23 punts of 50 yards or more … No. 2 in the ACC and No. 7 in the nation with 29 punts inside the 20 … set a UVA single-season record with six punts of 60 yards or more … made collegiate debut against William & Mary where he punted four times with an average of 43.8 yards per punt … dropped two inside the 20 against the Tribe and connected on a long of 63 yards … punted nine times against Indiana, dropping two inside the 20 … punted once for 51 yards against UConn … punted five times at Boise State with two that landed inside the 20 … booted a game long punt of 60 yards … punted eight times for an average of 50.8 yards per punt against Duke … three of his punts went inside the 20, while booted a long of 62 yards … punted six times at UNC with a long of 62 yards and dropped two inside the 20 yard line against the Tar Heels … his 52.3 yards per punt against Boston College set a UVA single-game record, breaking Ryan Weigand’s (51.6) mark in 2007 at Wyoming … over seven punts against the Eagles he booted five inside the 20 with a long of 60 … booted four punts for an average of 45.5 yards per punt at Pitt … connected on a long of 50 yards on one punt and put three inside the 20 against the Panthers … booted eight balls for an averaged of 46 yards against Georgia Tech, including tying a career long with a 63 punt … he also dropped four punts inside the 20 against the Yellow Jackets and three inside the 10, two of which were inside the five … his 58-yard fourth quarter punt to the three-yard line set up a UVA defensive stand that resulted in a safety against Georgia Tech … punted eight times with an average of 44.2 yards per punt at Louisville … he booted a long of 52 and dropped one inside the 20 … punted four times with three inside the 20 at No. 2 Miami … punted seven times for an average of 43.9 per punt against Virginia Tech with a long of 55 … punted four times against Navy in the Military Bowl with one inside the 20, which was downed at the two. 2016 – Did not appear in any games. 2015 – Did not appear in any games. 2014 – Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A punter and tight end at the Woodberry Forest School for head coach Clint Alexander … first-team all-state and all-prep as a punter … named first-team All-Scrimmage Play at punter … averaged 36.0 yards per punt and pinned 12 of his 20 punts inside the 20 yard line … four punts were downed inside the five yard line … also played basketball and tennis at Woodberry Forest … spent freshman and sophomore years at the Carlisle School where he played basketball and tennis … was a first-team all-state (Division III) in tennis as a sophomore … was on the Honor Council as a freshman at the Carlisle School … honored with the 2012 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador award … involved in Martinsville’s Teen Opposing Poverty initiative where they help feed and clothe those in poverty … son of James and Beverley Coleman … has an older brother, James, who was a punter on the UVA football team from 2012-15 … brother James punted at Western Michigan in 2016 … has a younger sister, Anne … majoring in economics.