Texas Specialist Headed To Mizzou For 2012

Special Teams plays a very important role on Saturdays in college football. The Missouri Tigers will have a talented specialist from the Lone Star State joining the team in 2012 to complete for a job.

The Missouri Tigers have secured a commitment from a 2012 placekicker, in Nick Coffman  6'0"  175   Missouri City (TX) Elkins.  Coffman has accepted a preferred walk-on invitation, and will arrive at Missouri for the start of fall camp this summer.

ShowMeMizzou.com first reported on Coffman last June, when he camped at Missouri during the Tigers' second team camp.  

Coffman is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and has family in the Kansas City area.   His older brother is a Missouri graduate.

Coffman said that Missouri does a good job of developing kickers.

"Yes they do," said Coffman, citing that as one of the reasons he chose Missouri.  "They've had some great kickers in the past."

Coffman chose Missouri over Baylor, Texas Tech, SMU, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State, among others.

"I was fortunate enough for Missouri to give me this opportunity to kick for them,"  said Coffman.  "I can't wait to get started!"

Coffman is an all-around athlete who just started kicking a football a couple of years ago.   He's a former soccer player, and has also been playing basketball.  He reported a 4.5 second forty, and said that he can still dunk a basketball.   His senior year, he gave up basketball to work on kicking. 

"This is something I want to do,"  explained Coffman.  "A lot of it is just technique.  I compare kicking to a golf swing.  There's a lot of technique that you have to put into it."

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