Sederian Copeland has a knack for making the spectacular look routine.
The redshirt junior wideout recorded his first career touchdown at the University Alabama-Birmingham on an acrobatic, had-to-see-it-to-believe-it catch against Alabama A&M that immediately endeared him to UAB fans.
And while at Tyler Junior College, part of what attracted UAB coaches to him was a 574-yard, eight touchdowns performance against Navarro Junior College in a 69-55 shootout win. The Skyline High grad went on to be tabbed offensive MVP of the Southwest Junior College football conference.
While at Skyline, where he finished with 3,187 yards of total offense, Copeland was rated the No. 2 overall athlete in Texas by 247 Sports after a senior season where he passed for 38 touchdowns and ran for another 11 in leading the team to an 11-2 finish and regionals finals Class 5A appearance.
According to the school’s website, while majoring in Communication Studies, Copeland has visions of following in the footsteps of family member Michael Crabtree, a star NFL receiver.