Will be one of the wideouts the Blazers will look toward to step up in 2006 at the wide receiver position ... burst on the scene in dramatic fashion as a true freshman in 2003 ... has career yards per catch average of 32.1 yards (13 receptions).
2005: Saw action in nine games for the Blazers but was on the receiving end of only one pass (for 8 yards against Rice).
2004: Held No. 2 status at receiver position during season ... caught two passes during the season, a 35-yarder vs. Memphis and 12-yard pass in contest vs. Tulane ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2004-05.
2003: Played in 10-of-12 games during season and started the last five of the campaign ... became a big-play performer for UAB as soon as 2003 season opened ... no Blazer had more "big" receptions in 2003 than Coon ... made the most of his action as he caught 10 passes for a remarkable 362 yards (36.2 average) and three touchdowns ... in his Blazer debut -- season-opening game at Baylor -- Coon was on receiving end of game-winning, 50-yard touchdown pass from QB Darrell Hackney with only :40 remaining ... caught a fourth-quarter, 57-yard TD pass from Hackney to help Blazers seal an important C-USA road victory at Memphis ... also had receptions of 44 yards (vs. TCU), 91 and 45 yards (vs. Army) and 37 yards (vs. Tulane) ... of his 10 receptions during the season, six of them were for more than 35 yards and three were longer than 50 yards ... his 91-yard TD catch (from Chris Williams) vs. Army is the fourth-longest pass play in UAB history and one of the longest in Conference USA history ... earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and also tabbed to CUSA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2003-04 academic year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wetumpka High School ... was named to the 2002 Birmingham News Super All-State Class 5A honorable mention team and was tabbed the Montgomery Advertiser 5A Player of the Year ... was team MVP as senior as well as team captain ... Wetumpka finished 8-3 reached playoffs ... in season opener against Tallahassee, had eight receptions for 187 yards and three touchdowns ... had 31 receptions for 655 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior (21.1 yard average) ... his 655 yards in a season is a school record ... also kicked for Wetumpka, hitting 36-of-40 PAT and 6-of-8 field goals ... longest field goal was 44 yards ... also punted 19 times for 39.7 average) ... played safety as a senior, totaling 38 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, and one interception return for 76 ... as junior, Coon had 26 catches for 18.6 average and six TDs.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 19, 1984 in Florida ... son of Ike and Becky Rutherford ... major is art.