Former Vol Justin Coleman hoping for one more call

Former Tennessee defensive back Justin Coleman runs during NFL Pro Day on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Knoxville. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)

KNOXVILLE -- Justin Coleman was in his kitchen last month when his phone rang.

After performing well in the East-West Shrine Game in January, the former Tennessee cornerback was hoping he'd get an invite to the NFL combine and continue pursuing his dream of playing at the next level.

"At first I was confident, but the clock started ticking," he recalled Wednesday morning after Tennessee's pro day. "It came down to the last day. I was a little nervous like, 'Dang, I'm not going to get an invite.' I think I was in my kitchen about to cook something or whatever, when I guy called me (and) said this is such-and-such from the NFL scouting combine.

"As soon as I heard that, I probably didn't even listen to the rest. I just ran into my room, jumped on my bed, whatever.