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Former Michigan State WR Keon Coleman Returns to Breslin Center on 'Senior Day'

Although he played his final season of football in the South, former MSU wide receiver and basketball player Keon Coleman returned to East Lansing for the Spartans' final home game...

There's a familiar face in the crowd here at the Breslin Center as Michigan State men's basketball battles Northwestern on 'Senior Day'.

Former Spartan wide receiver Keon Coleman, who played his first two seasons of collegiate football and one season of basketball in East Lansing, was seen courtside sporting a green Steven Izzo's No. 13 jersey, showing love to the son of head coach Tom Izzo.

A native of Louisiana, Coleman was a standout on both the gridiron and the hardwood coming out of high school, and wanted to play both sports in college. That made Michigan State a good fit for him, as he was recruited by both former head football coach Mel Tucker and Izzo to play for the Spartans.

In two football seasons at Michigan State, Coleman recorded 848 yards and eight touchdowns on 65 receptions, with the majority of that production coming in his sophomore season. As a freshman in 2021-22, Coleman appeared in just six games in men's basketball scoring five points and three steals total for his career.

On April 30 of last year, Coleman entered the transfer portal after participating in spring practice with the Spartans. He would later commit to Florida State and conclude his college football career in Tallahasee. In his lone season as a Seminole, Coleman recorded 658 yards and 11 touchdowns on 50 receptions. He also returned punts at FSU, finishing with 300 return yards on 25 attempts.

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