Paul Coffman went to Kansas State from 1974 to 1977 as a walk-on tight end. Even though the Wildcats went 6-47 during Coffman's Wildcats career, he never let it weigh on him. He went undrafted after college but signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 1978.
In the NFL, Coffman played all 16 games of his rookie season but did not record a single catch. After his rookie season, Coffman took off for the rest of his time in Green Bay. After eight seasons with Green Bay, Coffman made the move to Kansas City for two seasons and then played his last season with the Vikings. He played 11 years in the NFL and retired after the 1988 season.
In his career, Coffman had 339 receptions for 4,340 yards and 42 touchdowns in the NFL.