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Sep 27, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Joe Hubener (8) is congratulated by teammates following a touchdown in a 58-28 win against the UTEP Miners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
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Best Wildcats to Play in the NFL – Number 7: Paul Coffman

NFL tight end from 1978-1988

The only tight end to appear on this list is Paul Coffman, who was arguably one of the best tight ends the Wildcats have ever seen. According to FOX Sports, Coffman finished second in receptions in the Big 8 during his senior season, but went undrafted in the 1978 NFL Draft.

Coffman wound up spending time with the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Minnesota Vikings, but Green Bay is where he had his best years.

In 1983, Coffman recorded 814 yards and a whopping 11 touchdowns. He followed that up with nine touchdowns the next season. He was a three-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Packers and they honored him by putting him in their Hall of Fame in 1994.

He ended his 11-year NFL career racking up 339 receptions for 4,340 yards and 42 touchdowns. He averaged 12.8 yards per reception.

Coffman’s son Carson quarterbacked the K-State Wildcats in the late 2000s and his other son Chase is currently a tight end for the Indianapolis Colts.

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