Mike Cofer (kicker)

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Mike Cofer
No. 6, 2
Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-02-19) February 19, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina State
Debuted in 1987
Last played in 1995
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
FG Att 201
FGM 133
Pct 66.2
Stats at NFL.com
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish 61st – 2002
First race 2002 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Last race 2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 13, 2012.

James Michael Cofer (born February 19, 1964 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former professional American football player who attended Charlotte Country Day School. A 6'2", 197 lb (89 kg) placekicker from North Carolina State University, Cofer kicked in the National Football League for 8 seasons from 1987–1993 and 1995.

Professional career[edit]

Cofer was the kicker for the San Francisco 49ers when they won back-to-back Super BowlsSuper Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV.

Cofer had a strong leg but was inconsistent for the 49ers in the late 1980s. Fans lost faith in him early in the 1990s as he missed several short field goals, the lowest point being in 1991 where he made just 14 of 28 attempts. Cofer eventually ended his career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1995.

NASCAR career[edit]

Cofer made three starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2002 starting at Indianapolis Raceway Park,[1] and ended the season with a best start of 30th and finish of 21st at Phoenix International Raceway.[2]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Niner Mike Cofer moving up in NASCAR ranks". Las Vegas Sun. July 24, 2002. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pockrass, Bob (January 31, 2014). "NFL and NASCAR: Former NFL stars who dabbled in stock-car racing". Sporting News. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Mike Cofer driver statistics at Racing-Reference