Nickell Robey-Coleman, a cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams who went undrafted out of USC in the 2013 NFL Draft, recently lost his mother, Maxine, to a heart attack. He’ll be honoring her during Sunday’s game against the Eagles with custom cleats.
Former USC & Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman lost his mom to a heart attack. On Sunday he'll wear cleats to support the American Heart Assoc. pic.twitter.com/sUydgJyQQC
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 30, 2017
A Florida native, Robey-Coleman played quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks for Frostproof Middle-Senior High School, and his versatility earned him a scholarship to USC. As a sophomore at USC, he was a first team All-Pac 12 defensive back, and as a junior he was named as a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the top defensive back in college football.
Robey-Coleman left early, and after going undrafted in 2013 he was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Bills, where he played until March 6, 2017. A month later, Robey-Coleman was signed by the Rams, the 8-3 leaders of the NFC West.
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