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Laveranues Coles
WR #11
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Experience:
10
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 153 674 8,609 12.8 56.3 64 49 117 17 443 5
2010 NYJ 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 43 514 12 32.1 40 5 8 1 29 0
2008 NYJ 16 70 850 12.1 53.1 54 7 12 2 44 1
2007 NYJ 12 55 646 11.7 53.8 57T 6 9 2 35 0
2006 NYJ 16 91 1,098 12.1 68.6 58T 6 12 3 52 1
2005 NYJ 16 73 845 11.6 52.8 43 5 6 1 52 1
2004 WAS 16 90 950 10.6 59.4 45 1 10 1 52 1
2003 WAS 16 82 1,204 14.7 75.3 64 6 21 3 54 0
2002 NYJ 16 89 1,264 14.2 79 43 5 19 2 67 1
2001 NYJ 16 59 868 14.7 54.3 40T 7 14 1 42 0
2000 NYJ 13 22 370 16.8 28.5 63 1 6 1 16 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 153 37 0.2 231 6.2 1.5 0 23 16 43.2 3 0 1
2010 NYJ 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 2 0.1 10 5 0.6 0 8 1 50 0 0 0
2008 NYJ 16 2 0.1 9 4.5 0.6 0 6 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 NYJ 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 2 0.1 14 7 0.9 0 15 1 50 0 0 0
2005 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 WAS 16 3 0.2 -3 -1 -0.2 0 7 2 66.7 0 0 0
2003 WAS 16 10 0.6 39 3.9 2.4 0 23 3 30 1 0 0
2002 NYJ 16 6 0.4 39 6.5 2.4 0 21 2 33.3 1 0 0
2001 NYJ 16 10 0.6 108 10.8 6.8 0 20 7 70 1 0 1
2000 NYJ 13 2 0.2 15 7.5 1.2 0 8 0 -- 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 153 22 432 19.6 34 0 12 0 0 0
2010 NYJ 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2008 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYJ 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 WAS 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 WAS 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 NYJ 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 NYJ 16 9 211 23.4 34 0 7 0 0 0
2000 NYJ 13 11 207 18.8 24 0 5 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 153 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 NYJ 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYJ 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYJ 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 WAS 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 WAS 16 7 7 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NYJ 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 NYJ 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000 NYJ 13 -- -- -- 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 153 6 1 1 6 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NYJ 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2007 NYJ 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 1 0 0 1 -- 13 -- 0 0 0 0
2005 NYJ 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2004 WAS 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2003 WAS 16 -- -- 1 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2002 NYJ 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2001 NYJ 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2000 NYJ 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Bio

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Tenth-year pro, formerly with Jets and Redskins, is in his first Bengals season after signing as a free agent on March 4 … Played in all 16 games, with starts at WR in Games 1-13 ... Had 43 catches for 514 yards, and ranked third on team in TDs (five) ... Second on team in receiving yards, and third in catches ... Also had a key fumble recovery.

GAME-BY-GAME: His two catches for nine yards Sept. 20 at Green Bay included five-yard TD for game’s first score, and his second-quarter recovery of a Dan Coats fumble kept alive TD drive for a 21-21 halftime tie … Made key plays in fourth-quarter comeback win Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh ... His five-for-34 day vs. Steelers included a third-down conversion on Bengals’ first TD drive in fourth quarter, and a 17-yard catch plus a fourth-down conversion on next TD drive … Two-for-24 receiving in Oct. 4 win at Cleveland, including a 20-yard reception to convert a third-and-10 on Bengals’ overtime drive for game-winning FG … Four-for-40 receiving, including an eight-yard TD, Oct. 18 vs. Houston … Caught two-for-39 Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, including eight-yarder for a TD that gave Bengals 28-0 lead in second quarter … On Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, led team in catches (six) and yards (72), and also had an eight-yard rush to the Baltimore two in the first quarter to set up a Cedric Benson TD … Led team in catches (five), receiving yards (67) and scrimmage yards (67) Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh … Had two catches for 61 yards Nov. 22 at Oakland, including a personal season-long 40 yarder … Had two catches for 24 yards Nov. 19 vs. Cleveland … Had two catches for 25 yards Dec. 6 vs. Detroit … Recorded four receptions for 48 yards Dec. 20 at San Diego, including a two-yard TD catch in fourth quarter … Had three catches for a team-leading 43 yards Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, including a 10-yard TD in the third quarter that gave the Bengals a 10-3 lead … Led team in receptions (three) and receiving yards (19) Jan. 3 at New York Jets.

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Tenth-year pro, formerly with Jets and Redskins, is in his first Bengals season after signing as a free agent on March 4 … Played in all 16 games, with starts at WR in Games 1-13 ... Had 43 catches for 514 yards, and ranked third on team in TDs (five) ... Second on team in receiving yards, and third in catches ... Also had a key fumble recovery.

GAME-BY-GAME: His two catches for nine yards Sept. 20 at Green Bay included five-yard TD for game’s first score, and his second-quarter recovery of a Dan Coats fumble kept alive TD drive for a 21-21 halftime tie … Made key plays in fourth-quarter comeback win Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh ... His five-for-34 day vs. Steelers included a third-down conversion on Bengals’ first TD drive in fourth quarter, and a 17-yard catch plus a fourth-down conversion on next TD drive … Two-for-24 receiving in Oct. 4 win at Cleveland, including a 20-yard reception to convert a third-and-10 on Bengals’ overtime drive for game-winning FG … Four-for-40 receiving, including an eight-yard TD, Oct. 18 vs. Houston … Caught two-for-39 Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, including eight-yarder for a TD that gave Bengals 28-0 lead in second quarter … On Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, led team in catches (six) and yards (72), and also had an eight-yard rush to the Baltimore two in the first quarter to set up a Cedric Benson TD … Led team in catches (five), receiving yards (67) and scrimmage yards (67) Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh … Had two catches for 61 yards Nov. 22 at Oakland, including a personal season-long 40 yarder … Had two catches for 24 yards Nov. 19 vs. Cleveland … Had two catches for 25 yards Dec. 6 vs. Detroit … Recorded four receptions for 48 yards Dec. 20 at San Diego, including a two-yard TD catch in fourth quarter … Had three catches for a team-leading 43 yards Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, including a 10-yard TD in the third quarter that gave the Bengals a 10-3 lead … Led team in receptions (three) and receiving yards (19) Jan. 3 at New York Jets.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008 - His team-leading seven TD catches tied his career high … His 70 receptions for 850 receiving yards left him barely short of team leads posted by Jerricho Cotchery (71-858) … Caught Brett Favre’s first pass as a Jet, a five-yarder on Sept. 7 at Miami … Scored career-high three TDs on Sept. 28 vs. Arizona, all on passes from Favre, and finished 8-for-105 for the day, leading AFC in receiving yards for the weekend … Caught 8-for-61 on Oct. 12 vs. Bengals, tying for game lead in catches … Scored game-deciding TD in 28-24 win on Oct. 26 vs. Kansas City, on 15-yard reception with 1:05 to play … Caught 7-for-88 with a TD on Nov. 23 at Tennessee, and was 4-for-88 with a TD on Dec. 28 vs. Miami.

2007 — Limited to 12 games and 10 starts by high ankle sprain, missing action due to injury for first time in career … Despite missed time, led Jets in TD catches (six) and was 55-for-646 receiving … Named an offensive captain … Led all receivers on Oct. 21 at Bengals in catches (eight), yards (133) and TDs (two) … Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 22.

2006 — Caught career-high 91 passes for 1098 yards for 10-6 Jets playoff team … Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, with 24 catches for 331 yards and a TD in three games … Caught eight-for-153 in Jets 23-16 victory on Sept. 10 at Tennessee … Tied career high with 12 catches Dec. 17 at Minnesota for 144 yards and a TD.

2005 — Returned to Jets in March 9 trade with Washington, with Redskins acquiring WR Santana Moss … Caught 73-for-845 with five TDs … Caught TDs from two different Jets QBs on Dec. 26 vs. New England, with 11-yarder from Brooks Bollinger and 27-yarder from Vinny Testaverde. 

2004 — Caught 90-for-950 with three 100-yard games in second season with Redskins … Had career-high 12 catches (since tied) Dec. 12 vs. Philadelphia, gaining 100 yards.

2003 — Signed March 20 by Washington as restricted free agent, costing Redskins a first-round ’03 draft pick as compensation … Caught 82-for-1204 with six TDs, becoming first Redskins Pro Bowl WR since Gary Clark in 1991 … Topped 100 receiving yards in each of his first three games … Went 5-for-106 against former team on Sept. 4 vs. N.Y. Jets, caught 11 for career-high 180 on Sept. 14 at Atlanta, and was 7-for-105 on Sept. 21 vs. N.Y. Giants.

2002 — Caught 89 passes for career-high 1264 yards as 9-7 Jets won AFC East and then defeated Indianapolis in Wild Card before losing Divisional playoff at Oakland … Caught 8-for-116 on Oct. 6 vs. Kansas City, in Chad Pennington’s first career start … Had consecutive 100-yard games, going 10-for-158 on Dec. 2 at Oakland and 6-for-126 with a TD on Dec. 8 vs. Denver … Caught 8-for-66 in postseason.

2001 — Helped Jets to 10-6 record and Wild Card playoff berth in his first year as a starter, scoring career-high seven TDs (since tied) with 59 catches for 868 yards … Added career-high 108 rushing yards on 10 carries … Caught 5-for-111 with a TD in season-ending win on Jan. 6 at Oakland, and led Jets receivers with 8-for-123 in Wild Card loss on Jan. 12 at Oakland.

2000 — Drafted by Jets in third round (78th overall) … Played in 13 games as a reserve, catching 22-for-370 … Scored his first TD on 30-yard pass from Vinny Testaverde on Oct. 23 vs. Miami, helping Jets to 40-37 win in what was dubbed the “Monday Night Miracle” … Had his first 100-yard game (5-131) on Oct. 29 at Buffalo.

STILL A RECORD: From Game 4 of 2002 through Game 6 of ’03, Coles went 19 consecutive games with five or more catches. The feat still stands as the NFL record. Coles set the mark while playing for the N.Y. Jets in ’02 and Washington in ’03. He averaged 6.4 catches per game in that stretch.

AIR FORCE ONE: Coles was voted by teammates as the Jets Most Valuable Player in 2006, when he caught a career-high 91 passes for 1098 yards and six TDs. The Jets finished 10-6 and earned a Wild Card playoff berth.

ED BLOCK WINNER: In 2007, when Coles battled to play 12 games with 10 starts despite a high ankle sprain, he was voted by teammates as the Jets winner of the Ed Block Courage Award. The award goes annually to one player from each team who “demonstrates commitment to the values of sportsmanship and courage.”

COLLEGE: Finished his Florida State career with 127 catches for 2012 yards and nine TDs … Became second player under coach Bobby Bowden to score a TD via kick return, reception and rush in the same season … Logged 2012 all-purpose yards in his final season in 1999, with 1064 receiving, 260 rushing and 688 on kickoff returns.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Jacksonville, Fla. … Attended Ribault High School, where he played RB and rushed for almost 5000 career yards while earning Class 4A all-state honors … Also as a prep senior, played on state championship basketball team … Has two sons, Trilion and Landon … Avid collector of DVD movies, with more than 2000 in his collection … First name is pronounced “luh-VER-nee-us.”

 

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