- Wide Receiver
- 6' 4
- 234 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Maidens, Va.
Updated: January 10, 2014
Career: Played in 50 games, starting 11 … Caught 64 passes for 894 yards and nine touchdowns.
2013: Played in all 13 games, making eight starts … Was in on 331 plays at receiver, also adding two special teams plays … Totaled 387 yards on 25 receptions, scoring a team-best six touchdowns … Caught a 34-yard pass in the season opener against Alabama … Scored a touchdown on his only catch of the day, a 19-yard pass from Logan Thomas, against Western Carolina … Caught three passes for 39 yards and scored a touchdown at East Carolina … Totaled 32 yards on two receptions against Marshall … Caught two passes including a 21-yard touchdown toss at Georgia Tech … Connected with Logan Thomas in the end zone on each of his two receptions against North Carolina … Caught three passes for 30 yards against Duke … Brought in two passes for 47 yards at Boston College … Totaled 68 yards on three receptions in the win at Miami … Scored a touchdown on one of two receptions, finishing the Maryland game with 13 receiving yards … Brought in two passes for 35 yards in the win at Virginia … Caught two passes for 22 yards in the Sun Bowl game against UCLA.
2012: Was slated to return full from a knee injury sustained in 2011, but was limited in preseason practice, which slowed his return … Saw limited action on offense in the season opener against Georgia Tech, playing just 13 snaps … Re-injured the knee in that game … Missed the remainder of the 2012 season due to a knee injury and took his redshirt season … Was limited during the off-season but posted a position leading 340-pound bench press … Had three catches for 53 yards in the first spring scrimmage … Caught a pass for 3 yards during the spring game.
2011: Played in all 14 games, starting three ... Played over 400 snaps on offense and 21 on special teams ... Had 36 receptions for 480 yards and three touchdowns ... Led the team with four catches in the win over Appalachian State, for 29 yards ... Saw action for five offensive snaps at ECU ... Caught two passes for 61 yards, including his first career TD, a 49-yarder in the second quarter in the win over Arkansas State ... Recorded a team and career-high eight catches for 66 yards in his first career start at Marshall ... Registered four catches for 44 yards against Clemson ... Hauled in a pass for six yards in the win over Miami ... Made one grab for 13 yards at Wake Forest ... Caught a pass for 28 yards against BC and picked up another catch for five yards at Duke ... Hauled in two passes for 56 yards at Georgia Tech, including a 38-yarder in the third quarter ... Caught the game-winning four-yard TD late in the third quarter against UNC ... Finished with two grabs for 23 yards ... Caught a pass for two yards at Virginia ... Started the ACC Championship Game against Clemson and turned in a career-high 116 yards receiving on seven catches ... Hauled in a 45-yard TD in the first quarter … Had two grabs for 31 yards in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan … Had offseason surgery on his PCL and missed spring practice.
2010: Played in nine games … Had three catches on the season for 29 yards … Started on the punt return/block team … Saw some special teams duty during the first two games … Picked up 11 snaps at receiver against ECU … Played on special teams at BC … Caught two passes for 16 yards in the NC State game and added a knockdown block … Caught a pass for 11 yards against Central Michigan … Was injured in practice before the Wake Forest game and was lost for three games … Returned for a play on special teams at Miami … Saw brief time at receiver against Virginia … Also saw some action in the Orange Bowl game … Turned in the best front squat among the receivers during off-season workout at 450 pounds … Earned Super Iron Hokies recognition … Caught six passes for 80 yards in the team’s last major scrimmage of the spring … Had an 11-yard grab during the Maroon-White game.
2009: Was in for two special team plays in the opener … Got seven plays on offense and seven on the punt return/block team against Marshall … Worked five special team plays against Nebraska and five more in the Miami game … Turned in nine special team plays at Duke … Got three snaps at receiver and 10 on special teams in the BC game … Played nine special team plays at Georgia Tech … Had nine more in the UNC game … Saw special team action at ECU … Played four offensive snaps and five special team plays at Maryland … Picked up three plays on the kickoff return team against NC State and four at Virginia … Saw special team action in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Earned Iron Hokies honors during off-season workouts … Had a 38-inch vertical jump … Had three catches for 29 yards during the team’s final spring scrimmage.
Prep School: The No. 7 prep school player in the country, as ranked by Rivals, following a season at Fork Union Military Academy where he played for Coach John Shuman.
High School: Named first-team Group A all-state as a running back by The Associated Press his senior year … Also named first-team all-state by the VHSCA, earning Offensive Player of the Year honors … Scored 19 touchdowns on just 98 carries as a senior for Coach Joe Fowler at Goochland … Rushed for 1,344 yards and averaged 13.7 yards per carry … Caught a touchdown pass, threw one and returned a kick for a score … Earned Richmond Times-Dispatch first-team All-Metro honors his junior and senior seasons … Helped school to a Virginia Group A, Division 2 state championship as a junior … Rushed for 1,403 yards (12.3 yards per carry) and 22 touchdowns that year … Added three touchdowns receiving … Ranked the No.11 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times coming out of high school … Listed as the No. 265 player on the Scout 300 … Ranked the No. 37 wide receiver in the country and the No. 9 player in the state of Virginia by Rivals.com … Ranked the No. 46 wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 66 wide receiver in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 11 player in the Commonwealth by Scout.com … Rated the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep.
Personal: Donald Maurice Coles, Jr. … Born 9/29/89 in Henrico, VA … Son of Donald and VeeAnne Coles … Majoring in human development with a concentration in human services.