Chase Coffman

Chase Coffman

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Coffman with the Atlanta Falcons
No. --Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-10) November 10, 1986
Place of birth: Lee's Summit, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Peculiar (MO) Raymore-Peculiar
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Receptions: 18
Receiving yards: 177
Receiving TDs: 2
Player stats at

Chase Allen Coffman (born November 10, 1986) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Missouri, earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the best college tight end in the country. He was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early years

Coffman was born in Lee's Summit, Missouri and played high school football at Raymore–Peculiar High School in nearby Peculiar. 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 of the year and won the Simone Award after catching 41 passes for 886 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was also a standout basketball player, earning first-team all-conference honors in 2003 and 2004.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Chase Coffman
Peculiar, Missouri Raymore-Peculiar HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 4.83 Dec 18, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (TE); 37 (college recruiting)   Rivals: 19 (TE); 3 (Missouri); 39 (college recruiting)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

Coffman attended the University of Missouri, where he played for coach Gary Pinkel's Missouri Tigers football team from 2005 to 2008. During his freshman year in 2005, he had one of Missouri's best seasons ever for a tight end. He finished the season with 47 receptions for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns, and earned First-Team Freshman All-American honors by 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 52 receptions for 531 yards and 7 touchdowns. Because of his play he was a second-team All-Big 12 selection and again was a finalist for the John Mackey Award. Entering the 2008 season he became Missouri's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns with 20, third in receptions with 156 and seventh in receiving yards with 1,664.[1]

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. He had 90 receptions for 987 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.[2]

Awards and honors

Professional career

2009 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 244 lb3312 in934 in 4.83 s
40-yard time was taken at Pro Day; arm and hand spans were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[6][7] Coffman did not work out at the combine due to a foot injury.[6]

Cincinnati Bengals

Coffman was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. On December 9, 2009, Coffman was placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a left ankle injury.[8] He finished his rookie season being inactive for all 12 games he was on the active roster.

On September 4, 2010, the Bengals waived Coffman and they re-signed him to their practice squad the next day.[8] A year later, he was waived on September 4, 2011, and signed to the Bengals' practice squad the following day.[8] He was not signed to the Bengals reserve list following the 2011 season after his practice squad contract expired.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On February 21, 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Coffman as a free agent.[8] On August 6, 2012, Coffman was waived.[8]

Atlanta Falcons

On August 11, 2012, the Atlanta Falcons signed Coffman and two weeks later, on August 25, he was waived.[8] Coffman was signed to the Falcons practice squad on September 2, 2012.[8] Coffman was signed to the Falcons 53-man roster on November 13, 2012.[8] He was released at the end of the Falcons 2013 season.

Tennessee Titans

Coffman signed with the Tennessee Titans on August 6, 2014.[9] Although Coffman played well in the preseason, catching six passes for 107 yards (a 17.8 per-catch average) and a touchdown, he was released by the Titans on August 30, 2014.[8] The Titans resigned Coffman on September 23, 2014.[8]

On November 9, 2014, after a Zach Mettenberger interception, Coffman ran to the opposing team's sidelines and knocked Baltimore Ravens Assistant Coach Tony Coaxum to the ground. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley characterized the hit against the defenseless coach as "shocking, violent, and appalling," while Fox's Jay Glazer described it as "possibly the cheap shot of the year." [10] Although Coffman later claimed the hit was unintentional, he was fined $30,000 by the NFL. [11]

Coffman was re-signed by the Titans as a free agent on July 30, 2015.[8] On September 6, 2015, the Tennessee Titans waived Coffman. He was re-signed the next day.[12] He was re-waived on October 24, 2015.[13] On October 26, he was re-re-signed by the Titans.[14] On October 31, Coffman was again waived by the Titans.[15]

Seattle Seahawks

Coffman was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on December 1, 2015 to add depth to the Tight End position after Jimmy Graham was placed on IR with a season ending knee injury.[16] Coffman was waived by the Seahawks on December 8, 2015.[17] On December 15, Coffman was re-signed by the Seattle Seahawks.[18] Coffman scored his first Seahawks TD in the final regular-season game rout against the Cardinals on January 3, 2016.

Indianapolis Colts

Coffman signed with the Colts. On September 4, 2016, he was released.[19] He was re-signed by the Colts on October 18, 2016.[20] He was released on November 1, 2016.[21]


His father Paul played tight end for the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs from 1978 to 1987.[8] His brother Carson was the starting quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats. Graduated with a degree in business from the University of Missouri.[8]


  1. Five NFL prospects to return to Missouri for senior season
  2. Coffman Wins John Mackey Tight End Award: Senior Becomes First-Ever Tiger To Win National Position Trophy
  3. "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches' All-America Team". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008.
  5. "2008 Walter Camp All-American Team Announced". Archived from the original on December 14, 2008.
  6. 1 2 "Chase Coffman". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  7. "Combine player profiles: Chase Coffman". NFL. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "Tennessee Titans: Chase Coffman". Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  9. Curtis, Cory. "Titans make 3 roster moves". WKRN. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  10. Retrieved November 18,2014.
  11. Kuharsky, Paul. "Titans' Chase Coffman fined $30K". November 16, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  12. "Titans Re-Sign TE Chase Coffman". September 7, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  13. Wyatt, Jim (October 24, 2015). "Titans Promote WR Rico Richardson to Active Roster". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  14. Titans bring back tight end Chase Coffman
  15. Chase Coffman: Released by the Titans
  16. Seahawks Sign Tight End Chase Coffman
  17. Seahawks waive TE Chase Coffman
  18. Seahawks re-sign Chase Coffman, announce several other moves
  19. Bowen, Kevin. "Colts Claim Two Defensive Backs Off Waiver Wire".
  20. "Indianapolis Colts Sign TE Chase Coffman".
  21. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". November 1, 2016.
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