Overview
Chase Coffman is a tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected him with the 98th overall pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Coffman attended the University of Missouri, where he was the winner of the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end. Coffman ended his collegiate career having caught more passes than any other tight end in FBS history. Coffman is 6-feet, 6-inches tall, and weighs 245 pounds.
Prep
Chase Coffman played high school football at Raymore-Peculiar High School in Peculiar, MO. Coffman joined his younger brother Carson, who played quarterback, on a team that went undefeated in 2004 and won a Class 5 State Championship. Coffman was also a three-year letterman in basketball. Coming out of high school, Chase Coffman was ranked as the ninth-best tight end in the country by Rivals.com. Coffman ended up choosing Missouri over Kansas State, Iowa, and Nebraska.
2005-2007
Coffman got off to a strong start as a freshman, catching 47 passes for 503 yards and four TD in his first year as a Tiger. He followed that up with a sophomore season in which he broke school records for receptions, yardage, and touchdowns by a tight end. Following his sophomore season, Coffman was named first-team All-Big 12 and a semifinalist for the Mackey Award. As a junior, Coffman racked up 531 yards and seven touchdown catches, including a three-TD game against Colorado. In that game, Coffman became Mizzou's career leader in touchdown catches, breaking the record held by Justin Gage. Coffman also became only the third TE in Missouri history to catch 100 passes. Immediately following his junior season, Coffman had surgery to clear up bone spurs in his right ankle.
2008
As a senior, Coffman led all tight ends nationally with 90 catches for 987 yards and 10 TD, this despite missing a couple of games in November due to turf toe. On the Tigers' final offensive play of the 2008 Alamo Bowl, Coffman broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. Coffman underwent postseason surgery for the foot fracture. Coffman's 7.5 receptions per game in 2008 ranked fifth among all players nationally, as he became just the fifth Missouri player ever to reach 2,000 career receiving yards. Coffman ended his collegiate career with 240 career receptions; that total marks the most by a tight end in NCAA history, breaking the record previously held by Louisville's Ibn Green, who had 217. Coffman was named a first-team All-American after the season, and he beat out Oklahoma's Jermaine Gresham and Oklahoma State's Brandon Pettigrew to take home the Mackey Award.
NFL Career
Chase Coffman was selected in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Before the 2009 season, Coffman signed a four-year/$2.372M contract with Cincinnati.

Coffman was inactive for the first 12 games of the 2009 season, before going on injured reserve. He has surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle on Dec. 16, 2009.
Personal
Chase Coffman's father, Paul, was a tight end with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-1987, a span during which he was selected to three Pro Bowls. Paul Coffman was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1994. Chase's brother, Carson, is a quarterback at Paul Coffman's alma mater, Kansas State. Another Coffman brother, Cameron, is currently quarterbacking the Raymore-Peculiar High School team.
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