Does Tevin Coleman have sickle cell?

Tevin Coleman of the New York Jets and his wife Akilah both have the sickle cell trait. Nazaneen, the couple’s four-year-old daughter, has sickle cell disease.



Tevin Ford Coleman is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He played college football at Indiana, where he was a unanimous All-American. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers. Coleman attended and played college football for Indiana University from 2012 to 2014 under head coach Kevin Wilson.



As a true freshman in 2012, Coleman played in 12 games with two starts. He rushed for 225 yards on 51 attempts and one touchdown and also had 566 kick return yards and a touchdown.

As a sophomore in 2013, Coleman started the first nine games of the season, before suffering an ankle sprain that caused him to miss the final three games. He finished the year with 958 rushing yards on 131 carries with 12 touchdowns.

On September 26, 2020, Coleman was placed on an injured reserve after suffering a sprained knee in Week 2. He was activated on October 31. On March 25, 2021, Coleman signed a one-year, $2 million contract with New York Jets.

He played in 11 games with five starts, finishing second on the team with 356 rushing yards and no touchdowns along with 11 catches for 49 yards. On March 17, 2022, Coleman re-signed with the Jets.