|No. 80 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth: November 10, 1986 (1986-11-10) (age 23)|
|Place of birth: Peculiar, Missouri|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Free Agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Chase Coffman (born November 10, 1986 in Peculiar, Missouri) is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.
Coffman played his high school football at Raymore-Peculiar High School in Peculiar, Missouri. Coffman had a great high school career receiving passes from his younger brother Carson. He earned First-Team all-state honors three times and was a two-time First-Team all-district and all-conference pick. During his senior year in 2004 he was named conference player and won the Simone Award of the year after catching 41 passes for 886 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was also a star basketball player, earning First-Team all-conference honors in 2003 and 2004.
During Coffman's freshman year in 2005 he had one of Missouri's best seasons ever for a tight end. He finished the season with 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns, and earned First-Team Freshman All-American honors by Rivals.com. Coffman had an amazing 2006 campaign leading all Big 12 tight ends with 58 catches for 638 yards and nine touchdowns, all of these were also Missouri records for tight ends. Because of his great season he was awarded First-Team All-Big 12 and was a finalist for the John Mackey Award. Although not matching his 2006 season he still had a great 2007 season finishing with 51 receptions for 523 yards and seven touchdowns. Because of his play he was an All-Big 12 Second Team and again was a finalist for the John Mackey Award. Entering the 2008 season he is Missouri's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns with 20, third in receptions with 156 and seventh in receiving yards with 1,664.
As a senior in 2008 he won the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's best tight end. He became the first Missouri player to win the award.
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2004 Thomas A. Simone Award
- 2008 John Mackey Tight End Award
- Holds numerous Missouri Tigers records
- 2008 consensus first team All-American (selected by AFCA-Coaches, FWAA, and WCFF)
Coffman was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
On December 9, 2009, Coffman was placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a left ankle injury. He finished his rookie season being inactive for all 12 games he was on the active roster.
On September 4th, 2010, the Bengals waived Coffman. They re-signed him to their practice squad the next day.
His father Paul played tight end in the NFL from 1978-1987 for the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.