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. He was the kicker for the San Francisco 49ers when they won back-to-back Super Bowls — Super 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.
Mike made three starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2002, with a best start of 30th and best finish of 21st.