An undrafted free agent in 1978, Paul Coffman signed with the Green Bay Packers and became a Pro Bowl-caliber tight end. The 6’3”, 225-pound Coffman asked for a tryout when Packers assistant coach John Meyer was working out Coffman’s Kansas State University teammate — linebacker Gary Spani.
Coffman caught 322 passes for 39 touchdowns and averaged 13.1 yards per catch from 1978-85.
In his second season, Coffman caught 56 passes breaking Ron Kramer’s then record for receptions by a tight end.
On October 17, 1983, he caught six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers beat the Washington Redskins 48-47 on Monday Night Football.
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