Derrick Lamont Coleman, Jr. was born on October 18, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA. He went to Troy High School in Fullerton, CA. He went deaf in both ears at the age of three. As a true freshman, he appeared in 10 games with a single start. He finished the year with 53 carries for 284 yards (5.4 av) and two touchdowns, while adding four catches for 13 yards (3.3 avg). He started a game as a sophomore, making 13 total appearances. He recorded 54 carries for 244 rushing yards (4.5 avg) and a touchdown, adding five receptions for 26 yards (5.2 avg) and five tackles on special teams. He started two games a junior in 11 total appearances, missing one game due a concussion. He rushed for 487 yards on 82 carries (5.9 avg) and five scores. He caught three passes for three yards and added 10 tackles on special teams. His senior season saw him play in 14 games, finishing second on the team with 765 rushing yards on 152 carries (5.0 avg) and leading the team with 11 touchdowns. He caught five passes for 24 yards (4.8 avg) and added seven stops on special teams. His performance on special teams earned him second team All-Pac 12 honors. Also for his career he returned a combined eight kickoffs for 102 yards (12.8 avg) over his final two seasons at UCLA. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.
Signed by Minnesota Vikings on May 4, 2012 ... Cut by Vikings on August 25, 2012 ... Signed by Seattle Seahawks to their practice squad on December 5, 2012 ... Re-signed by Seahawks on January 15, 2013 ... Placed on injured reserve by Seahawks with a foot injury on October 25, 2014 ... Suspended by Seahawks on October 15, 2015 following a hit-and-run accident ... Suspension lifted by Seahawks on October 20, 2015 ... Suspended by NFL for four games on October 14, 2016 in relation to pleading guilty to previous year's vehicular accident ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on March 21, 2017.