PAUL COFFMAN (TIGHT END)
You rarely ever hear his name mentioned nowadays, but Coffman was a vital component in several high-octane Packers offenses during the late 70s and early 80s where he played alongside the underrated Lynn Dickey and Hall-of-Famer James Lofton.
Making it as a UDFA was even tougher in the 70s than it is today given how every NFL team would bring in about 120 athletes to compete during training camp, as established veterans often showed up out of shape since many of them worked normal jobs during the offseason.
In a recent interview, Coffman recalled coming to Green Bay as the fifth tight end on the depth chart. But it didn’t take him long to impress coaches with his top-notch route running, soft hands and toughness to make plays in tight quarters.
The three-time Pro Bowler enjoyed his best season in 1983 by gaining 814 yards and 11 touchdowns with a striking 15.1 yards-per-catch average.
As you’d expect, Coffman is a proud member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
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