Lovell Coleman was one of the top fullbacks in the history of the CFL. The graduate of Western Michigan was a 17thround draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1960, but came north after failing to make the Browns. Coleman started his career with Calgary and played eight seasons with the Stampeders from 1960 to 1967. When Coleman arrived in Calgary, the Stamps already had a future HOF running back in Earl Lunsford, so Coleman didn't see the ball too much in his first few seasons with 30 carries in 1960 for 249 yards and 42 carries for 227 yardsin 1961. Coleman was also used running back kicks and even saw some action on defense as he two interceptions in 1961. Coleman started to get more touches on the ball in 1962 with 111 carries for 661 yards, but 1963 was his "break out" year with 1343 yards rushing. It was the first of three straight 1000+ yards rushing seasons for Coleman as he ran for an outstanding 1629 yards in 1964 and 1509 yards in 1965. In all three of these seasons, Coleman was a Western All-Star and was an All Canadaian in 1964 and 1965. In 1964, Coleman was also named the outstanding player in the CFL. Injuries restricted Coleman to only three games in 1966 though his 183 yards rushing was still third on the Stampeders as their running game disintigrated without Coleman. Coleman never recovered his All-Star form after that as he had only 594 yards rushing in 1967, though the CFL and especially the Stampeders under the strong arm of Peter Liske were moving more to a pass orientated offense. A tribute to the talent of Coleman can be found in his adaptability to change as he caught a career high 51 passes for 646 yards that season. 1968 saw Coleman moved to Ottawas where he was limited to a backup role. Under the long term playing rules of the time, Coleman had become classified as a non-import and Ottawa must have found it handy to have a former CFL rushing leader as back-up in case of injury. Coleman did not play in 1969, but returned to the CFL with BC Lions for one final season in 1970, again acting as a back up for then star FB Jim Evenson. To date, Coleman's accomplishments have somehow eluded the voters for the CFL Hall-Of-Fame.