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B.J. Coleman '07 Now a Green Bay Packer

B.J. Coleman '07 realized a dream when the Packers drafted him on April 28 . . .

Never one for a lack of confidence, B.J. Coleman’s (Class of ’07) enthusiasm was in full display April 28 when he received a phone call from Green Bay Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy, telling B.J. that he was a seventh-round selection of the Packers in the NFL Draft.
“He was clearly the most excited young man on the phone of the eight (draft picks),” McCarthy said on the Packers’ website, “He told me this was the best pick we’ve ever made in Green Bay. I said we’ve had some pretty good quarterbacks here.”
B.J., who began his college career at Tennessee before transferring and graduating from Tennessee-Chattanooga, was the 241st overall pick in the Draft. While at McCallie, he was a two-time Tennessee Mr. Football Award winner and led the Blue Tornado to a state title game. He owns the school records for passing yards (7,125) and passing touchdowns (52).
According to, B.J. will participate in rookie orientation in two weeks and remain in the Green Bay area through May and June for organized team activities and mini camp.

For a variety of coverage on B.J.'s selection, click the links below:

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Green Bay Press Gazette and here

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics