Coates with the Pittsburgh Steelers
|No. 14 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:||March 31, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Leroy, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school:||Leroy (AL)|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016|
Sammie Coates (born March 31, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn, where he played in the 2013 SEC Championship Game.
High school career
Coates attended Leroy High School in Leroy, Alabama. As a senior he had 57 receptions for 1,170 yards and 14 touchdowns. Coates originally committed to play college football at the University of Southern Mississippi in March 2010, but changed it to Auburn University in July.
Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Coates was listed as the No. 71 wide receiver in the nation in 2011.
True freshman season
Redshirt freshman season
After missing his entire first season at Auburn, Coates was part of the wide receiver rotation in 2012. He played his first game against Clemson and caught his first career touchdown, a 33-yard hail mary from Frazier, against University of Louisiana-Monroe. As a redshirt freshman, he had six receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
As a sophomore in 2013, Coates started 12 games and had 42 receptions for 902 yards with seven touchdowns. He was a big play threat, having 14 catches for 30+ yards. Against Arkansas he had 102 receiving yards, marking his third consecutive 100+ yard game. In the 2014 BCS National Championship Game loss against Florida State, he had 4 receptions for 61 yards.
As a junior in 2014, Coates had 34 receptions for 741 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his career at Auburn ranking 10th in the school's career receiving yards(1,757 yards), 13 career touchdown receptions, and 7 career games with over 100 yards receiving. In the Iron Bowl against Alabama he set a school record with 206 receiving yards, 5 catches, and 2 touchdowns. He also recorded 4 receptions in the Outback Bowl and was invited to the Reese's Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. Coates was voted second-team All-SEC by the coaches, The Associated Press, and Phil Steele.
In December 2014, Coates declared for the 2015 NFL Draft and also graduated from Auburn University with a diploma in Public Administration.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||212 lb||33 3/8 in||9 3/8 in||4.43 s||4.06 s||6.81 s||41 in||10 ft 11 in||23 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
During the 2015 NFL Draft, Coates was drafted in the 3rd round, 87th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers on May 1, 2015. On May 15, 2015, the Steelers signed Coates to a four-year rookie contract worth $2.91 million with $631,515 guaranteed.
On October 1, 2015, Coates made his first career catch on an 11-yard reception against the Baltimore Ravens. This was also his only catch of the regular season. In the 2015 AFC Playoffs, Antonio Brown sustained a concussion following a hit from Bengal's linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Coates entered the game and made two catches for 61-yards.
He began 2016 as the Steeler's third receiver after Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire year. On September 12, 2016, he received his first career start against the Washington Redskins and finished the season opener with two receptions for 56-yards. On October 9, 2016, Coates scored his first career touchdown on a 72-yard touchdown reception against the New York Jets. Although he suffered an injury to his hand during the game, he managed to finish with six receptions for 139 receiving yards and caught another touchdown in the Steeler's 31-13 victory. It was reported that he suffered a broken index finger and required stitches during the game against the Jets but was still activated for the following week against the Miami Dolphins.
Sammie Coates was born on March 31, 1993 in Leroy, Alabama to Sharon Coates.
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