Carson Coffman

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Carson Coffman
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Coffman in 2009
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-29) April 29, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Peculiar, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Raymore-Peculiar (MO)
College: Kansas State
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 617 / 1,048
Passing yards: 7,929
TD-INT: 153-38
QB Rating: 104.06
Rushing TD: 15
Player stats at

Carson Coffman (born April 29, 1988) is a former professional football quarterback. Coffman was the starting quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats in 2009 and 2010.[1] He took over the starting position after the departure of Josh Freeman, and again after the departure of Grant Gregory. He is the brother of Cameron Coffman, a 2011 high school quarterback prospect and Chase Coffman, former Missouri standout who formerly played tight end for the Seattle Seahawks and several other NFL teams. Carson is also the son of former Kansas State standout and NFL tight end Paul Coffman.

College career[edit]

Freshman (redshirt) (2006)[edit]

Coffman redshirted the 2006 season.

Junior (2009)[edit]

Coffman assumed the role of starting quarterback after Josh Freeman left one year early for the NFL Draft. Coffman struggled early in the 2009 season and eventually lost his starting role to Grant Gregory. He ended the season with 863 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions (QB rating of 121.4). Though he was not the starting quarterback, he was still respected by his teammates and voted a team captain and player representative.

Senior (2010)[edit]

Coffman once again took over the role of starting quarterback after Grant Gregory exhausted his eligibility. He beat out competition from Collin Klein and Sammy Lammur. For the second year in a row, he had a tremendous Spring Game, and was voted as a team captain and player representative for the second consecutive season. Coffman threw for 2,060 yards with 14 touchdowns compared to only 7 interceptions (QB Rating of 143.1). also ranked him as the #359 QB available in the 2011 NFL draft. Coffman will be remembered for his effort in the 2011 Sunflower Showdown where he had a QB rating of 231.6, leading the Wildcats to a 59-7 victory against the Kansas Jayhawks. He also led the team to the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl.

College career statistics[edit]

NCAA collegiate career statistics
Kansas State Wildcats
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2007 3 5 22 60.0 0 0 97.0 2 -3 -1.5 0
2008 25 41 282 61.0 1 2 117.0 15 60 4.0 1
2009 71 117 860 60.7 2 4 121.2 54 64 1.2 2
2010 171 263 2,060 65.0 14 7 143.1 110 157 1.4 9
NCAA Career Totals 270 426 3,224 63.4 17 13 134.0 181 278 1.5 12


Professional career[edit]

Utah Blaze[edit]

For the 2012 season, Coffman served as the backup quarterback for the Arena Football League's Utah Blaze, serving as the backup behind league MVP Tommy Grady. Coffman completed 3 of 10 passes for 29 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception.

Chicago Rush[edit]

Coffman signed with the Chicago Rush for the 2013 season.

Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

On September 10, 2013, Coffman was acquired in a dispersal draft by the Iowa Barnstormers. The Barnstormers traded J. J. Raterink to the Los Angeles Kiss to move up in the draft to acquire Coffman.[3]

Spokane Shock[edit]

On January 6, 2015, Coffman was assigned to the Spokane Shock. With former Shock quarterback Erik Meyer leaving for the San Jose SaberCats, Coffman had to battle, and eventually beat Warren Smith, for the Shock's starting quarterback position.[4]


  1. ^ "Kansas State Official Bio". Kansas State University. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Carson Coffman". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barnstormers Trade Raterink in Exchange for Coffman". OurSports Central. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jim Meehan (March 25, 2015). "Coffman will start season opener at QB for Shock". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 25, 2015.