Sammie Coates

Sammie Coates

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Coates with the Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 14Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-03-31) March 31, 1993
Place of birth: Leroy, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Leroy (AL)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016
Receptions: 21
Receiving yards: 432
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

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.[1][2]

Considered a three-star recruit by, Coates was listed as the No. 71 wide receiver in the nation in 2011.[3]

College career

True freshman season

In 2011, Coates missed his entire freshman season in 2011 due to a foot injury.[4]

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.

Sophomore season

As a sophomore in 2013, Coates started 12 games and had 42 receptions for 902 yards with seven touchdowns.[5] 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.

Junior season

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.[6]

In December 2014, Coates declared for the 2015 NFL Draft[7] and also graduated from Auburn University with a diploma in Public Administration.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 212 lb33 3/8 in9 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[8][9]

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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

Personal life

Sammie Coates was born on March 31, 1993 in Leroy, Alabama to Sharon Coates.

After being drafted on May 1, 2015, Coates became engaged to his girlfriend Kailey Rogers.[13]


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