Coleman, Callahan win Big 12 honors


By Cody Soto
Sports Writer

No. 12 Baylor football sophomore receiver Corey Coleman and freshman kicker Chris Callahan were named Big 12 Players of the Week on Monday following the team’s 48-14 win against No. 15 Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday.

The Big 12 Conference recognized Coleman as the Offensive Player of the Week while Callahan garnered the Special Teams Player of the Week honor.

In the 48-14 win, Coleman had 15 receptions for 224 yards and scoared a rushing and passing touchdown against the Sooners. His receptions and receiving yards were career-highs for the Richardson, Texas native.

The 15-reception performance ranks second behind former Baylor receiver Terrance Williams who received 17 grabs for 314 yards against WVU in 2012.

Callahan nailed two field goals and six extra point attempts to score 12 points for the Bears on Saturday. The Houston native put the game’s first points on the board as he punched in a 34-yard field goal to put Baylor on top 3-0 early in the first quarter. He also hit a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to keep the Bears in front 41-14.

Callahan has made 12 straight field goals after starting 1-for-6 at the beginning of the season. In Big 12 games, he is tied for first in points scored per game by a kicker with 11.5 points per contest.

Coleman and Callahan’s league recognition marks the seventh time in Baylor football history that two players have been honored in the same week.