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Tommy Joe Coffey

Tommy Joe Coffey
No. 75
Date of birth (1936-11-18) November 18, 1936
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) WR/K
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg)
College West Texas State
NFL draft 1959 / Round: 8 / Pick: 96
Drafted by Baltimore Colts
Career history
As player
1959-1966 Edmonton Eskimos
1967-1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1973 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970
CFL East All-Star 1967, 1968, 1970
CFL West All-Star 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966
Awards 1962 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1962, 1967, 1970 - CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award - Runner Up
Honors 1988 - Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
Grey Cup champion - 1967, 1972
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1977

Tommy Joe Coffey (born November 18, 1936) was a Canadian Football League wide receiver and place kicker who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts.


In his fourteen-year career he caught 650 passes for a total of 10,320 yards and 63 touchdowns. He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving 4 times: 1963 to 1965 and 1969, his most prolific year being 1965 with 81 receptions for 1,286 yards. His best TD totals were 1962 and 1969 with 11, his best point totals 1969 with 148 points and 1962 with 129. He was replaced as the Tiger Cat place kicker by Ian Sunter after the 1971 season, hitting only 11 of 27 field goal attempts. He also played some defense in his first two years, intercepting 3 balls in 1959 and 1 in 1960.

Coffey was a member of two Grey Cup winning teams, in 1967 and 1972, both with Hamilton against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, especially during the 1967 season, catching 42 passes for 683 yards (16.3 yards/catch) and 5 touchdowns and hitting 18 of 27 field goal attempts for a total of 107 points. In the 55th Grey Cup (1967) game, he scored 3 points as a kicker (2 converts and 1 rouge after a missed field goal). In the 1967-1972 span with Hamilton, he scored 603 points, third on their all-time list, see Hamilton Tiger-Cats all-time records and statistics.


He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and voted one of the CFL's top 50 players (#27) by the Canadian sports network TSN.

Video clips

  • Playing in the 1967 Grey Cup game on YouTube


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