Admit it. You don’t remember this guy.

That’s because he had one good game in his rather brief NFL career. Three interceptions against New Orleans in 1986, and the Indianapolis Colts still lost. It’s a well-shared franchise record for a single game, accomplished nine other times. Even the one time Leonard Coleman did something worth mentioning, it got lost in time.

Perhaps older Colts fans will remember the name when given some background. Everybody recalls the Colts’ move from Baltimore on the Mayflower vans in 1984. The first player the new Indianapolis Colts drafted was Coleman, a cornerback out of Vanderbilt, with the eighth overall selection.

Then he didn’t play that year. That’s not an ideal way to spark fan interest in the new NFL team that had come to town.

Coleman never even got past the first hurdle of agreeing to terms on a contract. So he signed a four-year deal with the USFL’s Memphis Showboats in October of that year.

“I signed with Memphis because they gave me the security I wanted,” Coleman said in a 1985 interview with the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. “I couldn’t come to terms with the Colts. We couldn’t agree on anything. It doesn’t surprise me at all that the Colts are again having trouble signing their first-round pick (LB Duane Bickett).”

USFL financial losses mounted and plans were unveiled for a fall schedule in 1986. Coleman stayed upbeat.

“I’m still young,” he said in the summer of ’85. “And I have a good attitude. I’m sure things will work out.”