He Becomes the 33rd All-American in Mizzou Football History
Mizzou Has Had Six First-Rounders in Last Five NFL Drafts
Missouri vs. Colorado, 10/25/08
Missouri v. Oklahoma State University. October 11th, 2008
Missouri v. Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb. October 4, 2008.
Missouri v. Nevada September 13th, 2008
Western Michigan vs Missouri Tigers September 15th 2007 at Columbia Misouri with a score of 52 to 24.
- 2008 Pre-Season 1st-Team All-American (Playboy)
- 2007 John Mackey Award Semifinalist
- 2007 All-Big 12 Second Team (Associated Press, Austin American Statesman)
- 2007 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches)
- 2007 John Mackey National Tight End of the Week (Oct. 15)
- 2007 Team Tight End of the Year
- 2006 John Mackey Award Semifinalist
- 2006 1st-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle)
- 2006 2nd-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
- 2006 John Mackey National Tight End of the Week (Oct. 26)
- 2006 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
- 2006 Team Receiver of the Year
- 2006 Team Hammer Award (Most Big Hits)
- 2005 1st-Team Freshman All-American (College Football News)
- 2005 1st-Team Freshman All-American (Rivals)
- 2005 Team Freshman of the Year
One of the nation's top tight ends who gives Mizzou a huge mismatch in the passing game ... Will likely be on the short list of candidates favored to win All-American acclaim in 2008, as well as the John Mackey Tight End Award ... Was selected to the prestigious Playboy Magazine All-America team, and took part in the annual team photo shoot in Phoenix this May, along with teammate Jeremy Maclin ... With 20 career receiving TDs, he is the Mizzou record-holder for most career TDs at any position ... Is just the 3rd TE in MU history to catch 100 passes ... In just 3 seasons, already ranks 2nd on the MU tight end career receptions list (157 catches), and is 2nd on the MU tight end career yardage list (1,672 yards), and needs just 47 catches and 504 yards to break the records held by Martin Rucker ... With 338 yards receiving in 2008, he will become just the fifth Tiger in history to reach 2,000 career receiving yards ... Begins the 2008 season ranked 1st on the MU career list in TD catches, 3rd in receptions and 7th in receiving yardage ... Is more than a pass catcher, as he stands out on special teams units, and in 2006, he won the team's Hammer Award, which goes to the Tiger who delivers the most big blocks during the season ... Is a superb athlete who can do virtually anything he is asked to do, and often times looks effortless in doing so do his smooth abilities ... Has hands of gold, as he catches virtually everything that he gets his hands on, whether in a game or in practice ... Is a smart receiver who knows how to use his considerable size advantage over defenders, whether lined up against a defensive back, safety or linebacker ... Gives the MU offense such a mismatch advantage due to his ability to go over the middle and make the tough catch in traffic, as well as his ability to get deep and outleap defenders for the ball in the endzone ... Had surgery after the Cotton Bowl to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle that limited him late last season, and was limited in what he did initially during spring camp, but was cleared for full contact eventually, and caught 4 passes for 34 yards in the spring game ... Submitted his name to the NFL Draft Advisory panel in the off-season, and despite getting very favorable feedback toward his potential in the 2008 Draft, he chose to come back to Mizzou for his senior season.
Had seven catches for 42 yards in the season opener against Illinois ... Scored the Tigers first touchdown of the season on a one-yard reception on fourth-and-goal play in the first quarter against Illinois ... Had six grabs for 60 yards against Ole Miss, including his second touchdown of the season ... Had two grabs against Western Michigan ... Caught three passes against Illinois State for 31 yards ... Made six catches for 75 yards and a score against Nebraska ... Led the team with 10 catches for 102 yards against Oklahoma, both were career highs ... Had a team-best 53 yards receiving on three catches against Texas Tech, including a season-long 33-yard grab ... Had two receptions for 15 yards against Iowa State ... Had his first career three-touchdown game against Colorado, scoring touchdowns on three of his five receptions ... Made TD catches of 25, 23 and five yards against CU ... The three TDs against Colorado moved him into first in the Missouri record book in career receiving touchdowns with 19 (passing Justin Gage, 18, 1999-2002) ... Extended the record by catching his 20th career touchdown against Texas A&M ... Had three grabs for 22 yards against the Aggies ... Made two catches against Kansas State and caught a pair of passes against Kansas ... Missed the Big 12 Championship game against Oklahoma with an injured ankle ... Had multiple grabs in all 12 games he's played in this season ... Has 1,664 career receiving yards, placing him in second place in Mizzou history in career receiving yards by a tight end, trailing only teammate Martin Rucker (2,156) ... Is seventh among all positions in receiving yards at MU.
Surpassed his stellar freshman campaign with a record-setting sophomore season that catapulted him into the nation's elite at the position ... Was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, and led all Big 12 tight ends with 58 catches for 638 yards and nine TDs - with all of those figures breaking single-season MU tight end records ... Named First-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press among others ... Also is a strong student who won Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... The nine TDs broke the MU single-season tight end record of six, held previously by former All-American Kellen Winslow (1978) and current Atlanta Falcon Dwayne Blakley (1999) ... Ranked fourth in the nation among TEs with his 4.46 receptions per game (61st nationally among all players) ... Ended the season with a brilliant outing in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State that saw him catch five passes for a team-best 83 yards and one TD ... He also threw his first career pass in the game, and it went for a 29-yard TD to WR Tommy Saunders in the third quarter to give MU the lead back, at 24-21 ... His receiving output in the bowl game helped him break MU's single-season TE records for receptions and yardage, both set in 1993 by former great A.J. Ofodile (55 catches, 589 yards) ... His 100th career catch came on a fourth-quarter 10-yard TD that iced the game against Kansas ... Won the team's Hammer Award, which goes to the Tiger who delivers the most big blocks during the season ... Named the National TE of the Week after his performance against Kansas State (six receptions, 75 yards, one TD) ... Tied a season-high with seven catches in the regular-season finale against Kansas, for 58 yards and two TDs ... Had a season-high seven receptions in the opener against Murray State (64 yards, TD) ... Caught a pair of TD passes against Colorado in the conference opener capping MU's first two possessions of the game to put the Tigers up, 14-3 ... Added his fourth TD grab at Texas Tech ... Caught at least five passes in three-straight games from 10/14-10/28 (vs. Texas A&M, Kansas State and Oklahoma) ... Caught four passes for 51 yards against Iowa State to take him to 1,000 receiving yards for his career, and is just the fifth MU tight end to reach 1,000 receiving yards.
True freshman who wowed from day one in camp, and earned First-Team Freshman All-American honors at tight end from at least two national outlets for his stellar play ... Despite his youth, turned in one of the most prolific seasons in Mizzou tight end history, catching 47 passes for 503 yards and four TDs ... His catch total tied for first in the Big 12 among tight ends, along with teammate Martin Rucker, and far outdistanced the next-best freshman in the league (18 by Martellus Bennett of Texas A&M) ... Ranked fourth in the Big 12 among tight ends with his yardage total ... His catches ranked as the second-most by a tight end in MU single-season history, while his yardage ranked as third-best in MU tight end season history ... Led all Big 12 freshmen with his 47 catches on the year, and only one freshman in the Big 12 - Nebraska WR Nate Swift with 641 yards - had more yardage than Coffman in 2005 ... Had arguably his biggest game in MU's stirring come-from-behind Independence Bowl victory over South Carolina, when he caught a career-high eight passes for 99 yards and one TD ... His TD grab was a beautiful leaping grab on a fade route in the corner of the endzone that helped pull the Tigers to within 28-14 with just 20 seconds before halftime ... Also used his considerable size advantage to get deep for catches of 30 and 26 yards in the game ... Had a stellar regular season finale at Kansas State, where his father, Paul, was a star tight end from 1975-77 ... Had six catches for 88 yards at K-State, and one TD, on a beautiful 33-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter ... Also had a potential second TD later in the quarter overruled after instant replay indicated he was out of bounds just shy of the goalline ... Made quite a splash early on, as he caught a TD pass in each of MU's first two games of the season - both fourth-quarter grabs ... Began his collegiate career by catching three passes for 36 yards in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, against Arkansas State - the same stadium where his father also played professionally ... His TD in that game came from 14 yards out and was a pretty leaping catch in the back of the endzone ... Followed with a six-catch, 49-yard performance the next week against New Mexico, and got free for a 13-yard TD grab with just under eight minutes left in the game that tied it up at 35 apiece ... Made his first career start against Nebraska, as MU opened with a double tight end set ... Oddly enough, was shut out for the only time this season in that game ... Had six catches for 31 yards at Colorado ... Had a minimum of three catches in each of his first six games on the season ... Also was a standout on the special teams, as he recorded 4 tackles on the punt coverage unit - the third-best total on the squad ... Shared team freshman of the year honors with redshirt freshman defensive end Stryker Sulak.
One of the most heralded signees in the 2005 class who was ranked as the No. 4 tight end prospect in the country by SuperPrep, and as the No. 19 tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 3 overall recruit in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com and No. 7 by SuperPrep ... Was the winner of the 2004 Simone Award, which is given annually to the top player in the Kansas City metro area ... Teamed with QB and younger brother, Carson, to set numerous state receiving records, and helped lead Ray-Pec to a Class 5 state championship during an undefeated 2004 season (13-0 record) ... Had three catches for 56 yards and one TD in the title game, including a 14-yarder in the third quarter that effectively put the game out of reach as Ray-Pec went on to a 37-18 win over McCluer North ... Earned First-Team all-state honors for three straight seasons, and was a two-time First-Team all-district and all-conference pick, as well ... Was named conference player of the year after catching 41 passes for 886 yards and 16 TDs as a senior in 2004 ... Preceded that with a stellar junior season of 50 receptions for 817 yards and 13 scores ... Burst onto the scene with a sophomore campaign that included 39 catches for 611 yards and 11 TDs ... An excellent athlete who lettered three years in basketball, and earned First-Team all-conference honors in hoops in 2003-04 ... High school coach - Tom Kruse.
Son of Paul & Amy Coffman ... Father was a standout tight end for Kansas State collegiately as well as the Green Bay Packers (1978-85) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-87) in the professional ranks ... Is the oldest of four children, all with first names starting with the letter `C' - brothers Carson and Cameron and sister Camille ... Chose MU over Kansas State, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida, Michigan State, UCLA and Kansas, among others ... Lists hobbies as sports, movies and an occasional video game ... Academic interest lies in business.
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