Every year we hear stories about a player getting signed to the NFL after working an odd job, prime example being Kurt Warner who was working as a bagger at a grocery store. Well today we hear of another and that’s Elliot Coffey. Coffey was working at Enterprise Auto Rental when he got a phone call from the Houston Texans.
When the Texans called about Coffey, a Sugar Land native...
Elliot Coffey played at Baylor alongside RGIII. (Credit: broncotalk.net)
Houston Texans new inside linebacker Elliot Coffey grew up a Texans fan in Houston. He played college ball at Baylor but went undrafted last year, so he assumed his football aspirations had come to a halt. That was until his hometown team gave him a call. Even more interesting is the fact that Coffey was detailing...
Coffey was an undrafted free agent out of Baylor in 2012 that signed with the Broncos, but has been out of football for almost a year.
He has never appeared in a NFL regular season game, so as you can imagine when he couldn’t hang on with a team, he had to get a regular job like most 23-year-old kids fresh out of college.
Just talked w ILB Elliot Coffey. This time last week he...
Texans signed ILB Elliot Coffey, who played at Baylor and is Sugar Land native.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 11, 2013
The Houston Texans have signed free agent inside linebacker Elliot Coffey who graduated from Baylor University in 2012. He went undrafted after the 2012 NFL draft and spent time with Denver Broncos last season before landing in Houston...
Baylor linebacker Elliot Coffey (4) and quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2011. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Pos: Inside Linebacker
Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 235 lbs.
40-time: – Bench: -
Elliot Coffey was RGIII’s counterpart, the “quarterback of the defense” as middle linebacker for the Baylor Bears in 2011, and you can tell from this video...
Baylor senior linebacker Elliot Coffey has been named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as selected by a panel of media Monday.