2004 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (A.P.)
2004 Team Receiver of the Year
Spring 2004 Team Most Improved Receiver
Mizzou's go-to receiver who is the 2nd-leading returning pass catcher in the Big 12 Conference from a year ago ... Has a great combination of size, hands and speed that make him a hard cover in virtually any type of route ... Enters the spring period No. 1 on the depth chart at the Z-receiver position ... With 78 career receptions entering the season, needs just 9 more to crack the MU career top-10 receptions list ... Needs 22 catches to reach 100 for his career, and would become only the 8th Tiger receiver in history to reach that achievement ... With 1,148 career receiving yards, needs only 142 yards to break into the MU top-10 yardage list ... Career TD record of 18 (Justin Gage) is also within reach.
Had a breakout season that saw him lead MU with 39 catches for 648 yards and 10 TDs, all career highs that helped him earn Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press ... Had just 1 receiving TD in his previous 25 career games prior to the season ... The 10 receiving TDs broke an MU single-season record, beating the old record of 9 by three former MU greats Mel Gray (1969), Henry Marshall (1975) and Justin Gage (2002) ... Ranked 3rd in the Big 12 with his 10 TDs, and his 60 points scored led the Tiger team for the season ... Per-game yardage average of 58.9 was 7th-best in the Big 12 and 77th nationally ... Improved his per-catch average to 16.6 yards, up from his career mark of 12.8 coming into the season ... Became a dependable deep threat for the passing game, with 6 catches going for 30 yards or more on the year, including 5 that went for TDs (60, 59, 51, 34, 31) ... Got out of the gates in strong fashion, with 5 catches for a career-high 113 yards in the opener against Arkansas State, including a 60-yard TD catch-and-run in the 2nd quarter ... Despite being a marked man, displayed great consistency, as he had at least 2 catches in every game, and had a TD catch in 8-of-11 games ... Had one of the biggest individual efforts of the season for MU when he took an out pass early in the 3rd quarter against Colorado, shed a tackle and juked his way into the end zone for a 51-yard TD that put MU up, 17-9 in Mizzou's Big 12 opening win over the eventual North Division champs ... Also got free on the left sideline for an apparent 59-yard TD catch earlier in the game, but the play was taken away due to a penalty ... Ended that game with 2 catches for 58 yards and the one score ... Had productive back-to-back multi-TD games against Kansas State and Kansas late in the year, as he had 3 catches for 99 yards and 2 TDs against KSU and followed with 5 grabs for 91 yards and 2 TDs against the Jayhawks ... Also played some special teams, primarily as a leaper on the field goal block team, and he was credited with a blocked field goal against Oklahoma State ... Had single TD grabs in a five-game stretch against Ball State, Colorado, Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma State.
Ranked 3rd on the team with 27 receptions for 341 yards and 1 TD, all career bests ... Caught a pass in 11-of-13 games on the year, including a streak of 7 straight to close the season ... Started all 13 games, and led MU in yards per catch among receivers for the 2nd straight year, with a per-catch average of 12.6 yards ... Closed the season with a solid outing vs. Arkansas in the 2003 Independence Bowl, by grabbing 4 passes for a team-best 68 yards ... After catching 7 balls for 73 yds. in MU's 1st 5 games (14.6 ypg), produced 20 catches for 268 yds. in the last 8 outings (33.5 ypg) ... Tied a career high by grabbing 6 catches at Colorado, for 47 yds. ... Caught 3 passes for 59 yds. against #10 Nebraska, including a key 19-yd. catch on a 3rd-and-5 from the NU 31 yardline to keep a drive alive in the 4th quarter that ended in an MU TD to make it 34-24 and effectively put the game away ... Had 2 catches for 45 yds. at #19 Kansas State, including a career-long 36-yarder in the 4th quarter ... Made 1st TD catch of his career in game #3 vs. Eastern Illinois, on a 4-yard pass from fellow Ohio native Brad Smith.
Was MU's 4th-leading receiver as a redshirt freshman, flashing his potential numerous times throughout the season ... Played in all 12 games (starting 3 times), and caught 12 passes for 159 yards ... His average of 13.2 yards per catch was the highest among the receiving corps ... Of his 12 catches, 7 resulted in 1st downs for the Tiger offense ... Had breakout performance in game 4 vs. Troy State, when he caught a career-best 6 passes for 88 yards, including a long grab of 35 yards from Brad Smith ... Ended the season with a solid 3-catch, 42-yard effort vs. a stingy Kansas State secondary that allowed only 7 completions all game ... Earned his first career start at Bowling Green, and also started games at Nebraska (1 catch for 6 yards) and Kansas State.
Redshirted in 2001, and gave the Missouri defense a great look as a scout team player ... Used the Tigers' strength and conditioning program to his advantage.
One of the top all-around athletes in Coach Pinkel's first recruiting class at Missouri ... Tabbed a high school All-American by ESPN ... Tabbed an all-state selection after catching 34 passes for 903 yards and 12 TDs ... Recorded 26 receptions for 648 yards and 7 TDs as a junior ... Two-time all-league selection ... Enjoyed fabulous basketball and track careers ... All-state pick in both sports ... Was the Ohio state high school high jump champion ... A member of Shaw High School's Black History Committee.
Is pursuing a degree in hotel and restaurant management ... High school coach - Devlin Culliver ... Son of Ollie and Kathi Coffey ... Father is a coin collector ... Born July 12, 1983.
COFFEY CAREER STATISTICS
G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2002 12-3 12 159 13.2 0 35
2003 13-13 27 341 12.6 1 36
2004 11-10 39 648 16.6 10 60
Totals 36-26 78 1148 14.7 11 60