Former Auburn offensive tackle Shon Coleman has officially completed his journey to becoming an NFL player.
Roughly six years after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, the 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive tackle put ink to paper on his first professional football contract with a smile on his face.
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Third-round pick @TheRealBigShon has inked his rookie contract!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 7, 2016
Auburn fans are likely familiar the struggles that Coleman went through, not being able to resume football activities until 2012 and not playing in his first college football game until 2013.
Coleman was a significant contributor on the Tigers offensive line last season during a performance which earned him a spot on the second-team All-SEC roster.
He was a third-round selection from the Browns in the NFL Draft earlier this year, and according to the Browns website, he’s the 11th of 14 Cleveland draft picks to sign a rookie contract. Details of the rookie agreement were not readily available at the time of the announcement.