Coleman Shelton
Chicago Bears
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-28) July 28, 1995 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:299 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Loyola
(Los Angeles, California)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:73
Games started:32
Player stats at · PFR

Coleman Rice Shelton (born July 28, 1995) is an American football center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Early years

Shelton grew up in Pasadena, California and attended Loyola High School. Shelton was rated a three-star recruit and committed to play college football at Washington over offers from Colorado and Nevada.[1]

College career

Shelton was a member of the Washington Huskies for five seasons, redshirting his true freshman season. He played in all 13 of Washington's games as a redshirt freshman, starting seven. Coleman started every game the following season, playing three different positions (left tackle, left guard and right guard).[2] He became the Huskies starting center going into his redshirt junior season and was named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference. Shelton again started all 13 of Washington's games as a redshirt senior and was named first-team All-Pac-12.[3] He was Captain of the 2017 team and was twice awarded the John P. Angel Lineman of the Year trophy for outstanding play.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 3+38 in
(1.91 m)
292 lb
(132 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
8+12 in
(0.22 m)
5.24 s 1.78 s 3.00 s 4.59 s 7.62 s 27.5 in
(0.70 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)

San Francisco 49ers

Shelton was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[6] He was released at the end of training camp.[7]

Arizona Cardinals

Shelton was signed to the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals on October 15, 2018.[8] He spent the rest of the 2018 season on the practice squad and was cut at the end of training camp going into the 2019 season.[9]

Los Angeles Rams

Shelton was signed by the Los Angeles Rams on September 2, 2019.[10] Coleman made his NFL debut on September 22, 2019 against the Cleveland Browns.[11] Shelton played in 11 games during the 2019 season. After the season the Rams tendered Shelton to a one-year contract as an exclusive-rights free agent.[12] He signed the tender on April 27, 2020.[13] Shelton played in 15 regular season games and both of the Rams' postseason games during the 2020 season, appearing exclusively on special teams. He was given another exclusive-rights tender by the Rams on March 4, 2021.[14] He signed the tender on April 7.[15]

Shelton saw his first extended playing time in Week 12 of the 2021 season, playing 67 snaps at center after starter Brian Allen suffered a knee injury during the Rams' first offensive snap in a 37–7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.[16] He made his first career start the following game against the Cardinals.[17] Shelton played in all 17 regular season with two starts during the 2021 season and also played in all four of the Rams' postseason games, including the team's 23–20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.[18][19]

On March 14, 2022, Shelton signed a two-year contract extension with the Rams.[20] He was placed on injured reserve on October 8, 2022.[21] He was designated to return from injured reserve on November 9, 2022.[22] He was activated from injured reserve three days later.[23]

On March 15, 2023, Shelton re-signed with the Rams.[24]

Chicago Bears

On March 14, 2024, Shelton signed with the Chicago Bears.[25]


  1. ^ Condotta, Bob (February 3, 2013). "Huskies get commitment, wait on others to decide". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  2. ^ Caple, Christian (September 23, 2015). "OL Coleman Shelton has played 3 positions for Huskies in 10 career starts". The News Tribune. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Berg, Andrew (April 23, 2018). "2018 NFL Draft Profiles: Offensive Lineman Coleman Shelton". SB Nation. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Coleman Shelton Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  5. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Scout Coleman Shelton College Football Profile". Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  6. ^ Lowder, Rob (April 30, 2018). "Report: 49ers to sign 12 undrafted free agents". Niners Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Wagoner, Nick (September 1, 2018). "San Francisco 49ers cut Joe Williams, two FA additions but keep 2018 draft class". Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Root, Jess (October 15, 2018). "Cardinals announce 2 changes to practice squad". Cards Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Odegard, Kyle (August 31, 2019). "After Cuts, Cardinals Arrive At Initial Roster". Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  10. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (September 2, 2019). "Rams place Justin Lawler on IR, sign C Coleman Shelton to active roster". The Rams Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "#ProDawgs Week 3: Pettis for the win". SB Nation. September 23, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Jackson, Stu (March 17, 2020). "Rams tender exclusive rights free agents Johnny Mundt and Coleman Shelton". Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  13. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (April 28, 2020). "Coleman Shelton signs tender with Rams, Jeff Holland waived". Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  14. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 4, 2021). "Rams tender Travin Howard and Coleman Shelton". Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  15. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (April 7, 2021). "Coleman Shelton officially signed ERFA tender with Rams". Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  16. ^ Cothrel, Nicholas (December 8, 2021). "The Rams Are in Good Hands if Coleman Shelton is Called Upon to Start in Week 14 vs. Cardinals". Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  17. ^ Klein, Gary (December 14, 2021). "Takeaways from short-handed Rams' upset of Arizona Cardinals". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  18. ^ "Need a team to root for in Super Bowl LVI? These players and coaches have Washington ties". Tacoma News Tribune. February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  19. ^ Tamurian, Niko (February 14, 2022). "Yakima Native Cooper Kupp wins Super Bowl MVP, more local stars win the ring". Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  20. ^ Jackson, Stu (March 14, 2022). "Rams re-sign Coleman Shelton to two-year deal".
  21. ^ @RamsNFL (October 8, 2022). "LA Rams Transactions • Signed to active roster RB Malcolm Brown • Activated from Practice Squad WR Jacob Harris, C Matt Skura • Reserve/Injured S Jordan Fuller, G Coleman Shelton" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  22. ^ @RamsNFL (November 9, 2022). "LA Rams Transactions: • Designated for Return, Returned to Practice G Coleman Shelton" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  23. ^ @RamsNFL (November 12, 2022). "LA Rams Transactions: • Waived, No Recall RB Malcolm Brown • Activated, from Reserve DB Quentin Lake, G Coleman Shelton, RB Kyren Williams • Activated, from Practice Squad TE Jared Pinkney" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  24. ^ @RamsNFL (March 16, 2023). "We have agreed to terms with OL Coleman Shelton! 👏" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "Roster Move: Bears agree to terms with veteran OL Coleman Shelton". March 14, 2024.