The Southern football community is mourning the death of former tight end Bradley Coleman who was fatally shot in a reported carjacking attempt in Georgia.
According to WSB-TV, Coleman, 29, was at a gas station filling his tires when he was approached by a car occupied by three passengers.
A police report indicated that Coleman was later shot while fighting with two of the assailants.
Southern University Athletics offers our sincere condolences to the family, loved one’s and teammates of Bradley Coleman, former Jaguar wide receiver from 2012-2016. The Georgia native played on the @GeauxJags 2013 SWAC Championship team#WeAreSouthern pic.twitter.com/rxTVKju5Eb
— Southern University Jaguars (@SouthernUsports) July 11, 2022
Coleman was a Norcross, Georgia native where he attended Norcross high school, winning a state championship in basketball.
He then played for Southern from 2012-2016 winning a SWAC championship with the team in 2013.
Prior to his death, Coleman had been coaching football at Norcross High School and was looking to start his own clothing line. A GoFundMe page has been established under his name.
The proceeds are expected to help support going Coleman’s young daughter.
“Brad was nothing but joy and light!” said former Southern tight end coach Justin Poindexter in a social media post. “Pray for his family and please support his daughter – she was his motivation & support.”
Condolences and sympathy to the Coleman Family . It’s happening all over America and a lot in our Southern States ,for sure it keeps happening in Jackson, Mississippi and Metro areas . Personally, I have no sympathy,sorrow nor pity for any carjackers, killers or abusers . Look what they did to the elderly lack lady in New Orleans early this year, ripped her arm off carjacking. Hire stern Judges that will lay dow the real laws to these hard criminals, give them the de penalty and quick.This young Man was killed by carjackers so take their lives in return for disobeying the laws . They put the mussel to the nose of a 5 year old boy in Jackson,Mississippi and told his Father and Mother that if the father did give them his wall and car keys they would kill the kid.
If you get jacked just let it go. It will be replaced. You won’t. Condolences to the family.