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Coleman makes pro debut in Packers' exhibition opener

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SAN DIEGO (WRCB) -- B.J. Coleman had to wait a little longer than expected to make his NFL debut.

After watching backup Graham Harrell play nearly three quarters in Green Bay's exhibition opener Thursday night, the former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback finally got the call and directed the Packers' final series in a 31-23 loss at San Diego.

Entering the game with less than two minutes on the clock, Coleman completed 4-of-8 passes for 30 yards while leading the Packers into Chargers' territory.

He showed plenty of zip on his passes, especially on a 12-yard strike to Jarrett Boykin in tight coverage on third-and-four. The first-down conversion was one of two made by Coleman to keep the drive alive, with the second coming on a 12-yard connection D.J. Williams on fourth-and-ten.

Coleman's lone drive ended when running back Mark Tyler fumbled at the San Diego 33-yard-line after a completed screen pass.

The former McCallie standout's numbers ended up being better than reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who completed just 2-of-8 passes for 16 yards in the game's first two series.

The Packers' next preseason game will be next Thursday at home against Cleveland. The Browns also have a former UTC star on their roster in defensive back Buster Skrine.

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